Cyber security & forensic technology traineeship

PwC's Fast Track

The Fast Track Traineeship Programme was developed to give the best and brightest IT specialists a solid boost right at the start of their career. The traineeship is for 16 weeks. You’ll begin by acquiring a firm grounding in technology, security and consultancy skills. You’ll take part in an interesting bootcamp with other new joiners from across Europe and attend a business trip abroad.

You’ll learn to use new tools and work on cases with trainees from different competence groups. In the meantime, you’ll work on obtaining 6 valuable security certifications (including CISSP).   

We will encourage and guide you throughout the traineeship so that you can turn yourself into one of the very best cyber security professionals around. To assist you during this learning process, we’ll offer relevant training and assign a buddy to guide you.

After you finish the Fast Track, you are one of our cyber security consultants specialised in one of the six tracks. You can choose to apply for: Digital Forensics & eDiscovery, Incident Response, Forensic Data Analytics, Identity & Access Management, Security Network Engineering or Offensive Security Services & Ethical Hacking.

Then you may qualify for our 16-week cyber security & forensic technology traineeship

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At the start of your Fast Track you can choose one of the tracks

Digital Forensics & eDiscovery

This team solves complex data and big data issues, both Dutch and international. It does this by utilising structured, unstructured and system data. For example, an issue of a well-known magazine was leaked before the official release date and the publisher wanted to know who was responsible for the hack. In only 20 days, our team conducted a structured secret data review and solved the case with the help of special high-tech tools.

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Incident Response

As a member of this team, you will be flown in to help clients that have suffered an incident, like a data breach. For example, one client lost €300,000 because hackers had transferred the money to their own account. Our investigation showed that the hackers had had access to internal communications for several months and were able to modify transactions. This meant that they could transfer money to their own accounts. Your job in this situation is to prevent matters from getting worse and to analyse the damage.

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Forensic Data Analytics

The Forensics team uses data analysis to search for electronic traces of fraud, corruption and legal infractions and to conduct cyber security investigations. You might, for example, work on projects that involve tracking down terrorists or criminals. The team does this by monitoring and analysing vast amounts of data (from artificial intelligence to real-time analytics in the cloud) to pinpoint the responsible criminals. You will be intrigued by the story behind the data. Are you eager to make an impact in this area?

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Identity & Access Management

Especially in the Fasttrack Identity & Access Management (IAM or Digital Identity) we require ICT skills from our candidates and herefore the typical applicant is a computer science graduate with software development / engineering skills. We work a lot with IAM technologies such as SailPoint, ForgeRock and CyberArk and it is likely that you will be educated to work with one or more of these leading IAM solutions. We can guarantee you will be entering a fascinating world where you can exploit all of your ICT talent in a very fast-growing segment of the market where PwC holds a unique position. Specifically, the PwC Amsterdam Digital Identity team is part of the largest European Digital Identity Team there is around, creating the opportunity to learn continuously in this challenging field besides taking part in international projects.

The team builds new, state-of-the-art forms of authentication. We all have an online banking app, but do you dare to log in using facial recognition? Here, you’ll develop, advise on and implement the future of IAM. Our solutions play a critical role in cybersecurity and are inseparably linked to the security and productivity of the clients you work for. 

Everyone has an online identity, and everything is connected to everyone. In this team, you will be creating a personal, seamless and secure user experience across online and physical touch points for customers and partners of our clients. You will also be on a variety of projects where you improve the time to service and usability for employees to get access to critical data and systems. Last but not least, you will be controlling access to company sensitive data to prevent fraud and protect intellectual property. You are the spider in the web whom connects everything for everyone and who makes organizations cyber secure, leaving no chance for hackers to enter in the first place.

Ready to make an impact? We look forward to receive your application.


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Cyber Security Consulting

We are looking for cyber security all-rounders to join this team. Are you eager to know everything there is to know about cyber security, and would you like to have training in a wide range of disciplines? As a member of the Security Network Engineering team, you’ll become an expert in cloud engineering, cyber security analytics, offensive security, security engineering and network engineering.

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Offensive Security Services & Ethical Hacking

In this team, you'll try break into a client’s security system, for example by hacking it, so that they can validate and improve their security. The team might, for example, be sent to a major beverages company that is having issues with security. Your job will be to gain physical access to the premises and, once inside, to hack into their IT structure and shut down production. You’ll then work with the client to improve security.

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Practical information

  • Starting date: 1 April 2020
  • 16-week programme leading to six valuable certifications (including CISSP)
  • Permanent contract with excellent fringe benefits (e.g. a lease car, good pension scheme, iPhone and MacBook)
  • 32 days of holiday leave annually
  • Variable bonus based on PwC’s results and your own performance

PwC’s Cyber security, Forensics & Privacy practice (CF&P)

The CF&P team focuses on creating a more secure society for major multinational and international enterprises and public sector organisations. Together with more than 150 other professionals in the Netherlands you work on leading and cutting edge projects that cover the entire cyber security spectrum. From ethical hacking to threat detection and forensic investigation, from prevention to solving cyber crime, from privacy, compliance, policy and governance, security architecture and implementation to identity and access management.

Want more information about our CF&P practice? Take a look at our our competences.

Who are you?

Do you want to make an impact, are you tech savvy, digital driven, analytically strong and curious? And, do you feel genuinely interested in cyber security? Then you are the ideal candidate.

Kick-start your cyber security career. Check our requirements and apply:

  • You have completed a higher professional or university programme (BA or MA) in IT (as your main subject or area of specialisation, e.g. Software Engineering, Information Science, Information Technology, Cyber security)
  • You speak fluent English
  • You are a team player and can perform under extreme pressure
  • You are genuinely interested in cyber security, forensic IT, privacy and/or identity & access management


Contact us

Joris Lievens

Campusrecruiter Cyber, Forensics & Privacy, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)6 20 26 09 76

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