UK Associate Scheme

Kick-start your career. Play for a living.

Want to become a penetration tester, incident responder, or threat hunter? Our Associate Scheme will kick-start your career in cyber security, giving you the opportunity to learn from and work alongside some of the top experts in the industry.

Discover F-Secure Consulting's Associate Scheme​

Our Associate Scheme is designed to give you the best foundation for a rewarding and meaningful career in cyber security. You'll learn from, and develop your skills alongside, some of the best in the industry. And you'll get to work with a wide range of clients to tackle some of the most pressing security challenges faced by our society today. ​

Starting April 2022 and Summer 2022

What's on offer?​

A full-time role on our consulting team

You'll be part of a team delivering penetration testing, red/blue/purple teaming, incident response, and threat hunting.

A full-time role as part of our consulting team

Client projects will involve helping organizations, from innovative startups to global enterprises, solve some of the most difficult security challenges. ​

Five-month training program

You’ll hack web and mobile applications, break into networks, craft phishing email payloads, hijack DevOps pipelines, and find vulnerabilities in cloud environments.

Three-month training program

You’ll also learn everything involved in delivering a client project, from scoping, planning and managing its delivery, to reporting and presenting your findings. ​

Time for self-development and research

You can use this time to research security issues in devices or software, develop tools, and complete further training and professional certifications.

Assigned time for your own self-development and research

We encourage consultants to take part in international hacking competitions, share their research at conferences, in blog posts, and by teaching and mentoring other consultants.​

Dedicated mentor support​

Your mentor will help you settle into the team, find and explore your interests, and tackle any challenges you may face.

Dedicated mentor support​

Together with your mentor, you'll craft your own path leading to a fulfilling, rewarding, and meaningful career.

Illustration group of people

What we are looking for​

  • Passionate individuals You have a desire to develop and learn.
  • An interest in cyber security You don’t need to be an expert. Our training program will teach you what you need to know to get started in cyber security.
  • Hands-on You have skills in programming, operating systems and networks. You don’t need a degree in computer science, but practical skills are needed.
  • Great people skills You love working and engaging with people.
  • Curiosity You always look deeper to understand how things work.

Hiring process

We'll be running two Associate schemes in 2022. You will have the option of either an April 2022 or Summer 2022 start date, irrespective of when you apply.

December 2021
Opening of applications

Candidate shortlisting

  • CV review
  • Phone interview short approx. ~30 minutes
  • Technical challenge Complete an online technical challenge in your own time
March 2022
Final selection day

In-person day at London

  • F2F interviews reply to our pre-screening questions 
  • Capture The Flag event
April or Summer 2022
Start of Associate Scheme

New fellow onboarding

Where is the position based?​

We have three UK offices: LondonManchester and Basingstoke, you can decide which of these will be your base. The first 5 months of this role will require 50% of your time to be spent in the London office, the other 50% you can opt to work remotely. Following this, it will be a combination of remote, office and client site work, depending on your projects. 

How to apply?

Please upload your CV and covering letter to our recruitment portal. Applications accepted throughout December 2021 - March 2022.

Meet our team

The F-Secure Consulting team is diverse, fun-loving, and full of energy. We’ve made it our business to help individuals explore their passions and interests, developing a meaningful and fulfilling career.

Find out more

F-Secure Consulting is a research-led cyber security consultancy, partnering with enterprises and early adopters worldwide. We exist to build resilience in an ever-changing digital world by providing evidence-based security-advice.

Our research drives service innovation and pushes the industry forward.

We're a multi-disciplinary team, equally curious and passionate about security. This drives us to solve the world's most complex security challenges.

Accreditations & Certificates

F-Secure Consulting (F-Secure Cyber Security (Pty) Ltd) is a level 4 contributor to B-BBEE with a procurement recognition level of 100%. Learn more and download our B-BBEE certificate. Click here to read the press release.

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