Cyber Security Summer Internship at EY

Cyber Security Summer Internship

Help our clients strengthen their cyber security, gain invaluable experience and learn from our talented team.

Applications are open

Roles will close when filled so we encourage you to apply early.

Locations available: Edinburgh

Programme length: Five-week internship. Please note: Due to UK policies, you must be based in the UK for the entire duration of the programme. 

Salary: Competitive paid work experience 

Cyber Security

We support our clients to understand and manage their cyber security risk, secure their data and systems, detect and manage their threats and vulnerabilities, and embed operational resilience.

As part of the Technology Consulting team, we help organisations tackle their many security challenges, support risk-based decision making and improve data security and cyber defenses. We also support clients with reducing costs related to managing security risks, improving their overall cyber security posture, and recovering from cyber incidents.

Technology in Cyber Security

Organisations increasingly rely on new and disruptive technologies like Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Operational Technology and Robotic Process Automation to help grow and differentiate themselves. We help organisations that lack effective security measures to manage these changes while maintaining the trust of their customers, stakeholders and the marketplace.

What will you be doing?

  • Working in UK and Ireland (UK&I) or Financial Services (FS) in at least one of our service areas including Cyber Threat and Risk Management, Technology Resilience, Privacy and Data Protection and more
  • Developing your people and consulting skills
  • Working with our clients on exciting projects
  • Networking with colleagues from our European Growth Platform (EGP)
  • Working with leaders in Cyber Security across all domains of security and contributing towards innovation-driven service delivery for our clients

Are you eligible to apply?

If you’re in your penultimate year at university, or if you’re already in your final year but will be doing a one-year Master’s degree, or taking a gap year, this internship is for you. We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will however, need to be working towards an honours degree in any subject, have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths and three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) to be eligible to apply.

In addition, we're keen to meet people who have a strong interest in Cyber or Information Security. You do not have to have a computing degree to work in Cyber security - threats exist in every field, profession, and industry. 

If you have experience in coding, system development, deployment of Cloud infrastructure and can demonstrate extracurricular expertise

We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds and are looking for individuals who will succeed at EY in the desired role and future qualifications, therefore throughout our recruitment process your academic performance will be considered against your online assessment scores to determine your suitability for an EY role. We are also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background. This allows us to give you the maximum credit for your achievements, assessing whether you have overachieved in light of your personal circumstances.

Read more on our approach.

How’s it structured?

After kicking things off with an EY induction, you’ll join a team and start working on real client projects – just like our graduates. Don’t forget that your colleagues can help and teach you too, so ask lots of questions (being inquisitive is a key trait). If you do a great job, you could be offered a place on the Cyber Security graduate programme for the following year.