Technology plays a crucial role in our work; from our surveillance equipment, to our forensic examination of seized devices, defending our online services, to supporting our IT network infrastructure.
Our Forensic Practitioners work at the cutting edge of technology, providing technical assistance to investigating officers, through the digital forensic investigation of mobile phones and other digital data services, that have been or are suspected of being used for criminal activity.
To support our cutting edge digital investigations, our Technicians work behind the scenes using some of the most advanced technical equipment available, delivering a stable and reliable infrastructure to ensure that all specialist areas have access to digital tools and capabilities in one of the most demanding and rapidly changing of environments.
As a Forensic Practitioner you will provide an expert service to our case teams. You might assist in the seizure and retention of digital devices within a laboratory environment or at premises, for subsequent forensic examination. You may even provide evidential reports to present to Prosecutors and Court. The data you retrieve will be vital to help case teams both in prosecuting criminals, fraudsters and tax cheats, but also in recovering their assets.
As a Technician you will work in a highly specialised and focused IT team, working to maintain a range of high capability and cutting edge IT solutions to support operational delivery, across multiple locations.
As a Cybercrime team member, you will be using your skills to identify & investigate cybercrime activity impacting HMRC online services. You will be helping to prevent attack, improve and inform how we securely deliver digital services to our customers.
Our Forensic Practitioners work extensively with computer hardware, operating systems and software such as: Cellebrite, X-Ways, Nuix, Axiom and much more. All are highly motivated, with a keen interest in emerging technologies and a willingness to learn new skills.
Our Cybercrime team members have a variety of skills and experience, ranging from criminal investigation, digital forensics, financial investigations, and understanding of current cybercrime tactics, techniques and procedures.
Infrastructure technicians work with the most cutting-edge IT, from the latest generation of server technology to cloud-based services and virtualised environments. Our infrastructure team are skilled in all aspects of current IT culture.
All forensic work in the UK is regulated by the Forensic Science Regulator. As such you will follow a national Code of Practice, ensuring the highest standards in forensic work. You’ll need to demonstrate strong verbal and numerical aptitude. Applicants should refer to the specific job advert for details of any job-specific qualifications.
Training plays a crucial part in our work here. As well as core training and a structured induction, our staff are often taught by experts. Role specific training includes research and exploitation of digital data and the associated legal provisions.
Our Cybercrime team benefit from world-leading training to allow existing professionals to further develop their skills, and to put those earlier in their cyber career on a path to become subject matter experts.
All our team are supported in becoming members of the Institute of Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals (ICDIP).