BAE Systems seeks 120 graduates for cyber security business

New recruits will join Applied Intelligence arm

BAE Systems is seeking to recruit 120 IT graduates to bolster its cyber security arm and address the increased threat of online crime faced by UK businesses.

The company announced an intake of 287 graduates during 2014, almost half of which will be in its cyber security arm Applied Intelligence, formerly Detica.

Graduates are being offered starting salaries of £25,000, with a £2,000 joining fee and 25 days holiday.

The new recruits will join Applied Intelligence teams to fight increasingly sophisticated methods used by cyber criminals. This includes new and evolving threats such as attacks on mobile devices and a growing shift towards identity theft.

Travel insurance firm StaySure is one of the UK businesses affected by a cyber attack in recent weeks, with personal details of 100,000 customers being stolen, while retailer US Target was the victim of a high profile breach which involved details of tens of millions of customers being taken.

"The growth of the BAE Systems Applied Intelligence business reflects a rising global demand for expertise and technologies to help businesses defend themselves against cyber crime and effectively manage the threat," said David Garfield, managing director, cyber security at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

"To respond to this we need to recruit growing numbers of bright, motivated individuals, particularly IT, engineering and physics graduates.

"The new employees will work on the most exciting and advanced IT systems in the sector and advise clients on managing cyber risk."

Applied Intelligence, headquartered in Guildford in Surrey and with offices in London and Leeds, currently has a total of 2,100 staff.

More details on applications, which close on 28 February 2014, can be found on BAE Systems graduate site.

BAE Systems announced it would take on over a hundred IT apprentices last summer, in a partnership programme with the IT Skills Academy to "de-mystify" the intern recruitment process.

In 2011 the company announced it would cut jobs in a bid to reduce costs, with IT roles among those affected.

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