Graduate Engineer Information Assurance & Human Sciences – 2020 Intake

Romsey / Gloucester, United Kingdom (UK), Roke [00340]

Field(s) of expertise
Cyber Security Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Each day, it is rare that you will have nothing new to learn.  Our people use their intelligence to make the world a safer place, by combining innovation, strong industry partnerships and 60 years of experience to offer our clients truly exceptional advice, research and development.


What will your role look like?

Within Roke’s Information Assurance and Human Sciences Profession, you will be securing and assuring systems, and developing your knowledge of human cognitive behaviour to build more resilient digital systems.Depending on your interests and career path, you might be conducting Cyber Vulnerability Investigations to identify risks on vehicles, communication systems or critical national infrastructure, assuring cryptographic systems, building active cyber defence platforms, conducting specialist research or application security reviews, or creating bespoke software and systems for our clients.

What does our Graduate Development Programme look like?

At Roke we aim to recruit some of the best talent the country has to offer.  In doing so we recognise that we need to provide the necessary building blocks for successful integration into the business, as well as ongoing support which will enable our graduate community to fulfil their undoubted potential. That’s why we’ve created a programme that will support individual learning and development, whilst simultaneously delivering real business value.

This emphasis on autonomy is supported through a number of additional modules such as:

  • Technical Training – delivered through an initial technical ‘bootcamp’ and access to the PluralSight online training portal.
  • Soft Skills Training – a series of modules focussed on developing communication skills, networking, professional etiquette and teamwork.
  • Visible Leadership – regular access to senior leaders and de-mystification of internal processes.
  • External Visits – opportunities to attend external exhibitions/conferences in order to broaden industry knowledge and appraise the competition.
  • Lecture Series – opportunity to attend lectures by visiting customers and prominent academics.


What do we expect from you?

Working within the Information Assurance and Human Sciences Profession there’s no one single set of criteria as different skills apply differently to the different themes of work we do.

Ideally we would like you to have a good honours degree in a related subject, however we’re also interested in you being able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have developed and apply them in novel ways, regardless of your academic background.

Wherever your interests in Information Security lie, you will need to:

  • Work well with others;
  • Communication clearly and effectively;
  • Be interested in making, breaking or securing systems and software;
  • Be inquisitive about the how and why systems are created as they are;
  • A desire to analyse, understand and improve the security properties of systems and software;
  • Take pride in producing high quality answers to hard problems.

Most of our Information Assurance and Human Sciences roles involve systems engineering and customer-facing consultancy skills. As such, a broad sociotechnical background and understanding of how technology works, combined with some scripting experience; for example, in Python, is helpful.

What additional skills may be useful?

Knowledge or interest in some of the following:

  • Systems, Software and Security engineering;
  • Industry Information Assurance (IA) standards.
  • Cryptography;
  • Software testing;
  • Threat and vulnerability detection;
  • Network security;
  • Application security practices, including penetration testing techniques;
  • Simulation and red-teaming;
  • Human science and cyber security, including cognitive behavioural science;
  • Cyber-physical systems and safety.

Where will you be based?

Your work will typically be located at Roke’s sites in either Romsey or Gloucester, with some travel to customer sites and the possibility for you to work on secondment with one of our prestigious customers.

The benefits of working for us include:

  • A highly competitive salary, pension and a host flexible benefits.
  • A performance related bonus scheme.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, which can be supplemented up to 8 additional days by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme.
  • A relocation allowance to help you settle into the local area and your new role.
  • Onsite tennis courts, gym (Romsey only) including showers & changing facilities and fishing rights on the River Test.
  • Numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks, STEM events, employee reward and recognition and a Christmas party.
  • Employee led social clubs covering numerous sports as well as cyber/data/robotics activities, gaming, board games and more.


Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve SC. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

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