Graduate Cyber Security Consultant

    Location: UK Clients sites - Predominantly along the M4 corridor
    Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
    Industries: UK Public Sector and Defence
    Grade/s: Consultant
    Salary: £24,000.00 - £30,000.00 + Biannual Bonus (Biannual Pay Review)
    Switches to annual pay review at Principal Consultant grade and above.
    Holiday: 25 Days Annual Leave + Public Holidays

Role Profile

The role will provide a fantastic springboard into a consulting career with client engagement and project work the norm from the start. You will gain experience in a manner that will provide the right level of support to ease the transition from an academic environment, whilst enabling you to make a contribution at an early stage.

You will provide consultancy to public sector and defence organisations to help them get maximum benefit from their ICT investments and business change requirements. The range in clients and project work ensures that you will gain exposure to a variety of technical and business challenges in a short space of time.

Overtime you will be encouraged to hone your skills and take on responsibilities in areas such as:

  • Cyber Security and Information Risk Assurance
  • Technical, Enterprise and/or Security Architecture
  • Operational Analysis
  • Strategy Development
  • Management Consulting

This role requires significant stakeholder engagement, dealing directly with the client, including in resolving day-day issues involved in delivery of the assignment. You will also be expected to provide authoritative advice on security aspects of likely future technology developments and routes to exploit these.

Due to the nature of customer side working, regular travel within the UK should be expected.

Career Development

You will have the opportunity to build a career in consulting, specialising in the application of a broad range of methodologies and technical specialisations to a wide range of business problems. We provide substantial training, including online, classroom and in-house course provision, leading to nationally recognised qualifications in relation to specialisms such as Security Assurance, Security Architecture, Project Management, Agile, Service Management, Enterprise Architecture, Governance, and Technology Procurement. We provide structured career development pathways to help you gain responsibility and influence.


Working as part of a larger Actica team, you will undertake a number of consultancy assignments that could include:

  • Providing technical assurance that proposed solutions are fit for purpose;
  • Developing new architectures that mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and business practices;
  • Providing consultancy and advice to customers on Information Assurance and architectural problems;
  • Identifying, analysing and evaluating information risks;
  • Identifying and presenting options for treating or transferring information risks;
  • Authoring and/or supporting the development of Risk Management Accreditation Document Sets (RMADS) in accordance with IS1 & IS2;
  • Scoping security testing activities, and explaining the findings and required remedial actions to project stakeholders;
  • Investigating security incidents;
  • Promoting security awareness within project teams, and within the company.

Qualifications and Experience

Actica are looking for candidates with excellent problem solving skills and familiarity gained through their studies with the HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF) and the NCSC Information Assurance Portfolio, IA Standards, Good Practice Guides, Architecture Patterns, etc.

We pride ourselves on giving high calibre candidates the chance to shine and so ambition, independence and willingness to learn are essential. Our position as a client side advisor means that you will also need to demonstrate strong influencing and personal skills, alongside the ability to articulate complex subject matter in a clear and considered manner.

The fast moving nature of the ICT environment requires the individual to be intellectually agile, proactive and self-motivated – with the ability to apply a structured approach to often unfamiliar subject matter.

Candidates must have:

  • Strong A levels, ideally at A or A* in at least one STEM subject;
  • A 2.1 or higher in a GCHQ certified Information / Cyber / Systems Security degree;
  • A good understanding of enterprise information and communications technology;
  • Proven abilities in communicating and delivering to stakeholder expectations and requirements.

We also welcome applications from candidates studying for a Doctorate, and those with existing industry experience within the Technical Consultancy sector.

Because of the nature of the Actica’s business, a wide and varied background is preferable and the demonstrable capability to adapt quickly to new developments is always required.

Candidates must be eligible and willing to gain UK Security Clearance to apply for this position.