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 WithSecure™ 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 Spring 2023 and Summer 2023

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


What are we 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.


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.


You always look deeper to understand how things work.

Hiring process

Our next Assocociate Scheme will run from


Opening of applications

November 2022

Candidate shortlisting

  • CV review
  • Phone interviewshort approx. ~30 minutes
  • Technical challenge
  • Complete an online technical challenge in your own time


Final selection day

February 2023

In-person day at London

  • F2F interviews
  • Reply to our pre-screening questions 
  • Capture The Flag event


Start of Associate Scheme

April 2023

New fellow onboarding

Where is the position based?

We have three UK offices: London, Manchester 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.

Please upload your CV and covering letter to our recruitment portal. Applications accepted until February 2023.

Meet our team

The WithSecure™ 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

WithSecure™ protects businesses all over the world from modern threats. We do this through a Co-security approach born from first-hand knowledge that no one can solve every cyber security problem alone. The best part about working for WithSecure is our people! We are a community of dedicated and passionate professionals that take workplace happiness seriously.