The NCCU is the UK lead for tackling the threat from cyber crime. For the first time, the UK has a single Unit with the responsibility and capability to lead the overall response, coordinate activity across a range of partners and provide specialist cyber support and expertise across law enforcement.

We currently have exciting opportunities for fixed term contracts for individuals looking to pursue a career in cyber security.

The aim of the campaign is to provide students with a unique and first hand experience of working in a law enforcement environment and within cyber crime in particular. Successful candidates will gain practical experience of day-to-day work at the NCCU and the opportunity to put into practice specific knowledge acquired during their studies and training. Moreover, they will be introduced to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein.

The programme runs continuously for 12 months commencing in August running through to August 2021, dates may vary. At the end of the contract will receive an appraisal report on their performance, with high performing individuals being sign posted to permanent employment opportunities within the Unit.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA AND KEY SKILLS

Candidates should be in their year in industry or have finished their studies within the past 12 months.

You should have a keen interest in the area of cyber crime and be comfortable using IT packages such as Word, Excel and Power Point. You should possess good personal motivation, initiative and time management skills. Please be advised that should you progress to interview, you will be assessed on the following behaviours: Communicating and Influencing, Working Together and Making Effective Decisions.

The team requires additional specialist skills and/or qualifications which are detailed below. Candidates should evidence the required skills within their application.

About the National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency sits at the heart of the law enforcement response, protecting the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.

NCA officers work at the forefront of law enforcement, building the best possible intelligence picture of all serious and organised crime threats; relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders; and developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners.

About the National Cyber Crime Unit

NCCU is the command of the NCA that leads the fight against cyber crime. We use innovative approaches and ground breaking techniques to target serious cyber criminals and we work with a range of partners and law enforcement agencies in the UK and across the world. NCCU is looking for candidates to help fight the threat of cyber crime.  

Candidates are to be placed in each of the following teams/areas: 

Programme Management Office 

What the team does:

The PMO team has oversight of a number of different projects, all designed to enhance the capabilities of cyber officers and provide the tools necessary in the fight against cyber crime

The team is responsible for the delivery of multiple transformational projects, varying in scale and scope for the NCCU and wider UK Law Enforcement.  Management of the programme requires internal stakeholder management with NCA departments for reporting on external funding and the delivery of projects. 

Projects are delivered using programme governance tools, stakeholder participation and reporting to the Home Office and Cabinet Office on project progress and financial management.

12 Month Internship project:

The intern would be involved in the following activities:

  • Managing and recording progress on budgets and tracking financial expenditure using bespoke spreadsheets and project management systems such as MS Project
  • Working with an internal finance and procurement system to raise and track requisitions
  • Ensuring project management techniques are adopted and adhered to
  • Reporting to the Senior Officer and internal departments both via written report, visualisation reports and verbally where required
  • Assisting with future forecasting

Eligibility criteria:

  • Studies in finance, accountancy, budget management
  • Experience of analysing data, information and statistics from a range of sources
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Experience of planning, projects and working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Competent in the use of excel

Location:

  • Please be advised that the location of this position will be our London office only.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The first stage is to complete a Letter of Motivation (max. 500 words) taking into account the key skills and eligibility criteria within the team. We will also require a copy of your CV.  

Depending on the amount of applications received will determine whether we long list against the following criteria: budget management and competency in Excel.

If successful at the shortlisting stage you will be invited to attend an interview, where you will be assessed against the following competencies: Communicating and Influencing, Working Together and Making Effective Decisions.  

If successful at the interview stage you will be offered a role as a Grade 5 Intern within the NCCU pending standard NCA vetting checks. Successful candidates must have the ability to be vetted to SC enhance vetting clearance and pass a mandatory drug test.

  • The interviews are expected to be carried out throughout March 2020.
  • The expected start dates are anticipated as July 2020.
  • The completed Letter of Motivation has to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midday on the 03rd February 2020. Please mark all applications with “NCCU GRADUATE INTERN PROGRAMME” in the subject line.
  • Applications submitted after this date will not be considered in the selection process, regardless of the reason.
  • Should you be successful at shortlisting but can not attend on the date/time allocated to you The Recruitment Team can not guarantee an alternate date, regardless of the reason.
  • Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is NCA’s policy not to give feedback on applications to candidates.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • Student placements are paid at grade 5 minimum rate £27,664;. London weighting £3,339 will be added to any London based posts.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

To be considered, you will need to successfully complete SC clearance before commencing the internship. You will also be required to undertake a mandatory substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result prior to beginning your placement and agree to random drugs and substance testing during your placement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note, the placements may involve exposure to case material from serious offences; you should consider the sensitive nature of the work conducted before deciding to apply. NCA is prepared to grant access to Occupational Health services to placement students and in some roles this may include an optional psychological assessment. 

DRIVING DIVERSITY FORWARD

The NCA is a Disability Confident Employer. If you would like this application form in a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team using the details shown towards the end of the form or email:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles. Further information about the Recruitment Principles can be found on http://civilservicecommission.independent.go.uk/ 

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We are at the forefront of Law enforcement in the UK and we are looking for a wide variety of skills and experience to protect the public. Our role is to protect the public from the most serious criminal threats.

The Emerging Biometrics Unit conducts comparison and searching activity in support of criminal justice and intelligence outcomes on behalf of the NCA, with an aspiration to provide expert witness evidence for the organisation as required in line with ISO/IEC 17025.

For more information and to apply for this post, please visit the Civil Service Jobs website.