If you’re thinking about a career in cybersecurity at BT there’s something important to remember. We don’t have a ‘type’; we’re a diverse team of people all doing a lot of different kinds of roles. For our more technical roles, we like to see evidence of a technical mindset, preferably with a formal qualification, but we know we can only be a strong, high performing team if we have a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experiences in the mix. That’s why there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to our recruitment activities. We welcome applications from all walks of life and we take the time to learn more about each applicant and where their skills lie.
Kevin Brown, Managing Director, BT Security, puts it this way, ‘I think the one thing that still needs to be perhaps demystified is when sometimes people think of cybersecurity, they think it means a heavily technical career. In fact, it's not, it's a career that comes in many different forms. I need strategists, I need strong operational people, and yes, I need the technical people, but it's a curiosity that I'm looking for. It's hunger. It's that willingness to learn. Because as technology changes, as threats change day in, day out, our skillset has to evolve. So that willingness to learn is absolutely critical. And I always say that if people have got the attitude to take on this role, then that's the main behaviour that I'm looking for.’