Cyber security is now considered, both nationally and internationally, to be one of the biggest threats to commerce and society alike. Companies are experiencing a growing threat of cyber-attacks from nation states, organised crime groups, malicious insiders and activists, with the level of sophistication of attack accelerating year on year. The FCA is not immune to this risk and, as a key member of the UK’s financial services sector, we could become a target of interest for cyber criminals or others intent on undermining confidence in the UK financial sector.
The Cyber and Information Resilience Division protects the whole of the FCA from cyber harm and, preventing criminals from undermining confidence in the UK’s financial sector. This team ensures information is available to those who legitimately need it and make sure it is being used appropriately, as well as defend it from criminals. This is a great opportunity to help us build our capability – and recover from – cyber-attacks, therefore protecting consumers and maintaining market integrity.
During the internship you could be working with the Counter Threat Unit on cyber intelligence and incident response, working with the Strategy, Governance and Capability team to make sure colleagues adhere to policy and exhibit the correct behaviours, or be part of Consultancy who consult on change and projects across the organisation, This is both planned and, in some instances, reactive work and will see you deal with live incidents and projects.
What we look for
To be eligible, you’ll be in your penultimate year at university and on course for a 2:1 degree or above. You’ll have a relevant degree in cyber IT, computer science, information security or similar, but above all we’re looking for someone who wants a career in cyber and has the soft skills we need. You’ll be flexible and collaborative and have a talent for working under pressure, to changing priorities.
You’ll learn a lot throughout the internship, so we don't expect you to have a detailed technical knowledge of cyber security, however, strong communication skills and the ability to present information in a clear and concise way is important.
What we offer
At the FCA you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. We offer all our summer interns a competitive range of benefits, including:
- a base salary of £24,000(pro-rata)
- a subsidised on-site fitness centre
- a subsidised restaurant
- charity and volunteering initiatives
We’re proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 employer and we were recently awarded “Employer of the Year” at the Women in Finance awards. We’re also signatories of the #NoBystanders pledge, and at recruitment stage are partnered with the service ‘EmployAbility’, who work to assist students and graduates with all disabilities into employment.
We value the views of our people and listening to them is central to our success. This is why our staff network groups play such a significant role. They shape the environment we work in, the way we interact with one another and the way that we make our decisions.
PLEASE NOTE: We only accept ONE application per person therefore, please apply to your first choice programme. Any additional applications will not be progressed within the process.
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