Graduate ICT Specialist, Cyber Security

16 Summer Lane
11 Jan 2022
20 Jan 2022
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We are looking for a talented Cyber Security graduate to join our Digital & Data team on a 12-month fixed-term contract. The role will work closely with our cyber security lead specialist to cover a range of technologies, security disciplines and SOC tasks. As well as having a focus on cyber security, the role will include supporting the wider Digital & Data environment and will be involved in delivery of projects and day to day support requests and incidents.

What will you be doing?

  • Assist the infrastructure team in day to day incident and request demand, taking ownership to completion
  • Support the development, implementation and documentation of new security systems
  • Analyse security threats and incidents and learning how to respond effectively
  • Work closely with the lead cyber security specialist to expand your knowledge and support in day to day SOC activities
  • Work closely with the Infrastructure team leader to document and form new working procedures
  • Work collaboratively across the Digital & Data teams as well as other teams within the organization and third parties

The Digital and Data team has recently been revamped. We are creating a high performing team that can provide excellent support to the complex multi functions of the WMCA. Our key aim is to deliver a robust, high-quality customer-focused Digital and Data function to our stakeholders. 

This is an opportunity to join us at a time when we’re modernising our ways of working and delivering significant advancements in our digital services. Joining this team will mean helping to develop and shape our future vision and implement cutting edge technologies. This is an opportunity to build your knowledge, skills and experience and work with experienced professionals to support the growing needs of the organisation.  

About you

  • Graduate with a degree in a Cyber Security discipline
  • Be an excellent communicator and motivated to work on own initiative
  • Can prioritise, be proactive and manage own workload
  • Have excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
  • Maintain an awareness of vulnerability management and Risk Assessments
  • Understand up-to-date security threats and common exploits
  • Have awareness of cloud services (Azure, O365, AWS)
  • Knowledge of Trend Micro security systems would be advantageous

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be, and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.

Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

About your application

The online Application Form you'll be asked to complete plays a key part in our recruitment and selection process. We use the information you provide to decide whether to invite you for an interview. It is important that you complete the Application Form as fully and accurately as possible. You will be asked to upload a Supporting Statement (not a CV) and this should include specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying. 

If you would like to discuss alternative methods to the online application as a reasonable adjustment please contact the Resourcing Team by email (


16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B91 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.

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