Trainee Assurance Consultant (UK)

Full-time, UK

We are looking for people with a demonstrable passion for ethical hacking who want to cement their technical excellence with a consultancy at the cutting edge of information security. We pride ourselves on our unique and meticulous approach to penetration testing in order to ensure that our clients get the most value from it, providing tangible improvements to their security. We empower our consultants to utilise all of their technical ability on engagements, be creative and really get in to the mind-set of an attacker in order to find vulnerabilities that others simply can't. Our Trainee Consultants are provided with a full training programme in hands-on penetration testing and challenged to develop and use their skills in order to help assess the security of real customer systems, finding exploitable weaknesses before the attackers do.

We take on Trainee Consultants and recent graduates for our Assurance team 1-2 times a year. Our next intake is in September 2018.

Interview Process

There will be a two stage interview process for Trainee Consultants. The first stage is a technical assessment which will consist of a 60 minute practical test, followed by a 30 minute written assessment.

The second stage will be a competency based interview, giving us a chance to get to know you and for you to learn more about Context.

The Programme

As a Trainee Consultant, you will be given training and mentoring to learn new skills in the first few weeks after which you will be given the opportunity to start working on live project under the supervision of our more experienced consultants. The training program structure is detailed below:

Day 1 - Induction
Day 2-5 - Web Application Training
Weeks 2-4 - Shadowing an experienced consultant and assisting on web application tests
Week 5 - Four days of infrastructure training and one day of report writing training
Week 6 and 7 - Shadowing an experienced consultant and assisting on infrastructure and application tests
Week 8 - By around week 8 you'll be well on your way to a successful career in cyber security

Person Specification

  • Quickly learn the technical skills of penetration testing
  • Translate the technical findings from an assessment into relevant, actionable information for customers
  • Work with the rest of the technical team, learning from experienced security experts and contributing your own knowledge
  • Help improve the tools, techniques and processes used by Context Consultants every day
  • Deliver technical and complex assignments to realistic, but challenging deadlines
  • The Company

    Our clients look to us to provide solutions to their most complex information security challenges, in order to protect their most critical resources. Our clients trust us with this great responsibility because of the quality of our people; leaders in their field, inquisitive and capable of rising to the most complex of challenges.
    Alongside our employees drive and determination to be the best at what they do is Context’s company ethos. We are passionate about developing our staff, through provision of continuous training and development opportunities. We also pride ourselves on our flexible and social working environment.

    Location and Travel

    The role is based at one of our offices (London, Cheltenham, Basingstoke, Cambridge) but will require travel to client sites when needed.

    Salary and package

    A competitive salary and package aligned to market rates and including annual review.

    Additionally, Context hosts a comprehensive bonus scheme and benefits including:

    25 days annual leave, option to buy up to 5 extra days;

    company pension scheme, contributory of up to 8%;

    company share plan;

    numerous voluntary benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Season Ticket Loan;

    free eye tests and sabbatical options.

    Employees also benefit from an individually tailored learning and development plan which can include financial support with tuition/exam fees and access to various conference opportunities.

    Company ethos is paramount and so, in addition to these bonuses and benefits, Context offers a flexible working environment, regular social activities and various day to day extras such as free refreshments.


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