Here you can find some useful information about careers in cybersecurity

We know it can be daunting to start out in the cybersecurity world - that's why we've put together a list of resources for our members to use.

On our Opportunities page you can find various opportunities that we've been asked to advertise by partners or friends of the society - in both the public and private sector.

We also post these opportunities on our Discord Server's Industry channel, so check there too! (In fact, this is the best way to find out about these opportunities as soon as they arise)

Many of our committee members have done summer placements and Year in Industry placements - so we have plenty of advice to give, and are happy to answer questions during sessions or via any of our social media channels :)

What kind of jobs can I get?

There are cybersecurity jobs in a wide variety of fields - you can go into penetration testing, formal verification, network security, and academic research.

You might develop software, give talks, defend a company's infrastructure, or perform live assessments of another company's applications or websites.

There are also plenty of opportunities for those who wish to take a more academic path - Sheffield has both a Security of Advanced Systems and a Verification research group.

Some of our members have gone on to work at:

If you want to ask any of us about this, feel free to post a message on our Discord!

We've also partnered with other societies for various events, such as HackSheffield, CompSoc, Sheffield Debating Society, other Universities' Cybersecurity Societies, and have even done guest talks with UoS' Department of Computer Science! If you want to meet other people and network, coming to our CTF, workshop, and guest talk events is the perfect opportunity!

How should I practice?

First and foremost, you should buy a membership and come along to our sessions! ;)

Once you've done that, there are plenty of useful resources on our wiki! We have curated lists of places to practice, the skills and technologies you might want to learn, and have a whole host of learning resources - from copies of our slides, to assorted worksheets and mini tutorials


Many companies offer placements perfect for graduates or industry years - a good resource for finding placements is the University's Career Connect portal

If Career Connect is not your thing, we will provide a list of opportunities advertised by companies that have partnered with SESH here. We'll aim to update this list as our partners advertise opportunities, but the easiest way to find them quickly is via our Discord server (as people will often post there directly). Some partners might choose not to advertise on our site/Discord, so make sure to come to all of our sessions to keep up with new placements and projects that are being offered!