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Power up your career in cyber security

Why choose BT Security?

Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our business. But it’s part of our DNA too. We’ve been at the heart of cyber security development ever since our very own Tommy Flowers carried out ground-breaking work in encryption with Alan Turing during the Second World War.

We’re looking for outstanding people to join our team of 3,000 experts. They shield BT and our customers - including nation states, government, armed forces, emergency services, banks and retail outlets - to keep them safe from cyber-attacks. We work closely with global law enforcement agencies too, all in support of a safer connected world.

We invest over £40m a year into research for security, working with the best and brightest minds of MIT, Cambridge and Oxford in the cyber security space. So you’ll be joining a team working at the very forefront of the industry too.

The pace is fast and the drive is strong around here. It's absolutely in our interests that you have every chance to achieve your full potential with us. That's why opportunities to grow and develop don't just come along at the beginning - they're a feature of your entire career at BT.

  • Incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills
  • A global company with opportunities for international assignments
  • Strong values making you and your potential the centre of your career
  • An exciting and rapidly growing business - security careers are amazing
  • Join a huge team of talented individuals who are leaders in their field    

Who we’re looking for

We don’t have a type. We’re always looking for people who can bring new experiences and perspectives to our team. Are you looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion, and desire to learn? And colleagues who are big thinkers and keen to make an impact as a team? Then we’re probably looking for you.

You might come and help us secure our own networks, or those of our customers. You might help launch products through security testing. You might even be able to help us investigate fraud or cybercrime, working closely with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Or help us market our products and services and sell our technology expertise. Whatever part of the team you join, you’ll have the opportunity to be a force for good.

Our apprenticeships set the standard for our industry. Giving everyone the chance to develop into an expert in cyber security.

And our grad programmes are a great way to push on from university. So you can build a career in business, sales or technology.

We’ve got internships (summer and industrial) from 3 months to 12 months too. Undergrads and postgrads can get stuck into practical projects and cyber security training. It’s valuable work experience and a taste of what a career with our security teams is like.

And if you’ve got some experience already, drop us your CV to security.career@bt.com or view our jobs by clicking below.

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Architecture and design

When our customers trust us with the security of their networks, they need to be sure that they’re getting the best and most secure service. And that their requirements are being turned into security they can rely on. Working here, you’ll turn customers’ needs into reality, by designing the security they want, and making sure it gets implemented in the right way.


Security operations

To work in this area you’ll use analytical and investigative skills to make sure our networks are defended from attack. You could also be looking after networks belonging to our customers.

In this exciting area, you’ll use good networking and forensic skills, and a great attitude. You need to be positive and tenacious, have an eye for detail and an enquiring mind.


Group engineering services

The team here cover all aspects of security, like cyber operations, Protect BT’s own infrastructure and people, architecture, design, implementation, sales and contracts. And they do this work for our most sensitive customers.

Because of the nature of those customers you must be extremely discreet to work here, and get (at BT’s expense), a Developed Vetting Security clearance.


Portfolio and technology

This is the core of the security commercial team. Taking responsibility not just for launching, but also managing a wide range of products and services throughout their lifecycle. We test the latest innovations in our Cyber Assessment Lab to make sure they’re good enough to protect our customers (and BT). And if they are, this team makes sure we’re offering our customers the best of what’s available in the market.

Our Product managers give our sales teams all the insight, knowledge and understanding they need to keep them truly at the forefront of the cyber security industry. And we work on a global scale; supporting everyone from the local chip shop owner right through to multinational companies and even nations too.


Physical security

This team exists to stop unauthorised access to our 8,000 buildings around the world. It involves putting measures in place to protect our assets; including our people, buildings, network equipment and information stored on physical media. All to stop attackers getting access to these assets.


Penetration testing

When you hear the term penetration testing, you probably imagine a lone genius performing arcane tests against some hapless piece of software. This isn’t really the case at BT. We do our penetration testing in a far more methodical manner. That’s necessary because our developers work just as hard to improve the security of our products and applications, which in turn makes the tasks of finding elusive vulnerabilities during testing much more difficult. BT has a strong team of penetration testers, and we have opportunities for the best candidates to join that team.


Threat intelligence

These individuals monitor the threats on our physical and electronic estates. They also investigate fraud and crime committed against us or using our assets. Which means they’ll often work with law enforcement and act as expert witnesses.


Governance and compliance

People here focus on all aspects of security governance and compliance. Practitioners establish and maintain appropriate governance, delivery and cost-effective solutions for security within a given organisation.


Sales and sales enablement

Security is big business. Our customers demand security in everything we do, and our sales people support other sales people across BT to make sure security is properly represented in the solutions they sell. They also sell directly.

Our technical sales specialists are clued up on security threats and risks, as well as security components and how they’re implemented. It’s a role that works directly with customers, so they need good interpersonal skills too.


Risk management

Working in risk management means having to focus on all aspects of security risk management to allow BT and its partners or customers to operate cost effectively, with a known and acceptable level of business risk. Practitioners will, with stakeholder involvement, perform vulnerability, threat and risk analyses and make recommendations to address business requirements and provide input to business decision-making processes.

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