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Cyber Security Intern - 12 Month Internship

Scheme at Principality Building Society

Cyber Security Intern - 12 Month Internship

Scheme at Principality Building Society

  • LocationCardiff, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 07 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 08 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 17,000.0 per year
Cyber Security Intern - 12 Month Internship

The Internship

Running during the 2019/20 academic year, our internship offers talented undergraduates the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience.

Principality recognises the importance of supporting talented undergraduates and we do this through offering an exciting internship that acts as a sandwich placement for those wanting to add industry and work experience to their educational programme. The skills, knowledge and experience you gain will benefit your future studies and improve your chances of a future role at Principality.

You’ll work alongside experienced professionals doing real work helping solve one of the biggest risks facing businesses today to ensure that robust, appropriate and effective security systems, procedures and controls are in place and maintained across the Society. That could be researching emerging technologies, reviewing threat intelligence, analysing security events and much more.

You will be working across a variety of teams and projects addressing a diverse range of security challenges. You will be expected to support and contribute to existing activities whilst working on individual assignments across threat modelling, risk analysis, data correlation, security operations, incident management and technical assurance.

The role will require a candidate who is passionate and determined, who is able to learn quickly with a technical focus.

Start date: 1st July 2019
Duration: 12 Months

What you will need
• You will be studying for a relevant degree (ideally in Cyber Security, Computer Security or Forensics)
• You will need to be on course for a 2.1 degree or above
• You will have an understanding of IT networks, systems and infrastructure
• You will be highly motivated
• Experience of penetration testing or programming in Java, Python is advantageous but not essential

Who are we?

It’s official! We’re a Great Place to Work! We are delighted to announce that in our first year of participating, we have been named one of the best workplaces in the UK in the large category on the Best WorkplacesTM list for 2018.

With 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders, Principality is the 6th largest Building Society in the UK. As a mutual society, we’re owned by and run for the benefit of our 500,000 members.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re currently on a Group wide transformational journey that will see our brand, technology, colleague and customer offerings updated and enhanced to really put Principality on the map and make us a brand and employer of choice within Wales and beyond. This is supported by our recent sponsorship of the iconic Principality Stadium which has put us on a global stage.

Steve Hughes, CEO, said: “Principality is a unique organisation. We are big enough to have large ambition, but small enough to value, respect and engage everyone as individuals. Our colleagues live and work in the communities they serve and have developed a strong connection with them. We strive to be an inclusive business with colleagues who are passionate about doing the right thing for Members.

As a business, Principality is keen to recruit talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although the Society has been established for nearly 160 years, we pride ourselves on a progressive culture, which encourages its employees to thrive.

Our culture is renowned for being friendly, open and inclusive where we actively encourage everyone to bring themselves to work. Our people are our most important asset and make us stand out in the finance sector. They're the driving force behind our success and we're committed to creating and maintaining a great place to work

What can we offer you?

As well as a great working environment with a strong family feel and plenty of opportunities for development and growth, you can expect a generous package that includes pension, bonus and incentive schemes, free life assurance cover, critical illness protection, private healthcare and the option to buy extra holiday each year. You can also be a part of our Sports & Social club which gives our colleagues access to discounted theatre, sporting and family events and to top it all off, we always have tickets up for grabs for the latest events at Principality Stadium.

As Principality colleagues, we want you to walk a mile in our customer’s shoes. This is why we provide all staff with £100 to open a savings account at your local branch to really feel a part of our core business. £100 also grants you voting rights at the Principality Annual General Meeting.

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