Graduate Opportunity

Graduate High Secure Technical Engineer - Gloucestershire

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The role 

In an environment where major threats to our national security are increasingly technology based, we at DXC must deliver the latest and best offerings and services to improve our clients ability to counter that threat. Our engineers and other technical staff working on our High Secure accounts are integrated closely with our clients, and doing collaborative work of national significance.

Due to the nature of DXC High Secure Technical stream candidates are required to satisfy client security clearance requirements. This is a rigorous process that evaluates your suitability to work in a secure client environment. To be eligible to be submitted for this process, you must:

Be a UK national, with at least one parent being either a UK or Commonwealth national;

  • Have been resident in the UK continuously (not including brief holidays abroad) for the past 10 years;
  • Have had paid employment prior to this post;
  • Be drug or substance misuse free from the time of your application (and commit to having a hair follicle drug test to confirm that); and
    • Be happy to take part in a comprehensive interview with a qualified vetting officer
      DV will consider the applicants loyalty, honesty and reliability, and whether there could be particularly vulnerable to bribery or blackmail. They will question the applicant about their wider family background (relationships and influences), past experiences (if any) of drug taking, financial affairs, general political views (though not which Party you support), hobbies, foreign travel and so on.
  • You will also be subject to additional checks as part of DV such as:
    • Departmental Check
    • Extensive Criminal Records Check
    • Financial and Credit Reference reviews
    • Security Check.

While you are waiting for security clearance, DXC will assign you to other areas of the business in technical roles that will help you develop the basic skills required for your future assignments. You will also be exposed to various technologies such as: Powershell, Virtual basic, Batchfile, MySQL, Presentation servers and will have access to Leadership training, and eventually, client specific technologies. Once you have successfully gained your clearance you will then join the team of expert engineers in the High Secure Area.

DXC Technology

There’s nothing new about change. History is change. Progress is change. The future, by definition, is change. And, as they say, nothing changes if nothing changes.

We are DXC Technology. DXC is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company.

We thrive on creating value for our customers by expertly guiding their digital transformation journeys. We’re looking for the next generation of talented graduates to join our organisation.

Is that you? Are you intrigued to join a team and grow to become a high secure technical engineer? Then read on.


Installs, investigates and resolves matters of significance with computer software and hardware equipment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Analyses, logs, tracks and resolves software/hardware matters of significance pertaining to networking connectivity issues, printer, servers, and applications to meet business needs.
  • Performs troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common system problems; documents system events to ensure continuous functioning. Recommends course of action and implements as approved.
  • Upgrades system software and hardware components as required to meet business needs; coordinates backups. Ensures upgrades are occurring in accordance with established parameters.
  • Coordinates the installation of client department specific applications and systems. Determines appropriate method for installing applications and systems; resolves matters of significance and implements corrective course of action as needed.
  • Installs, tests, upgrades and configures system files and services to enhance performance.
  • Utilises standard corporate tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes.

Work Environment

  • May require on-call, shift, weekend and evening work
  • Office Environment.

What can we offer you?

Join us and in return you’ll receive a highly competitive starting salary. You will be supported through a combination of both structured and on the job training. In addition to this, we offer a comprehensive benefits and rewards system.

We’d love to have you on board if:

  • You are a confident communicator in every sense of the word. You’ll need to be, we expect our graduates to engage with multiple stakeholders, including clients, colleagues and third party organisations as soon as they join.
  • You love to solve complex problems and can bring an analytical approach to any situation you face.
  • Your time management and priority setting skills are spot on.
  • You pick up on details that others may miss and make the complex, simple.
  • You hold a Bachelor's degree in computer science, or related field preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Good organisation skills to balance and prioritise work
  • Analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot systems problems
  • Communication skills for to communicate with support personnel, customers, and managers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • You have a keen interest in the technology industry and keep up to date with the latest developments. Bonus points if you have knowledge of software development methodology and software testing techniques.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 51193865
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Gloucestershire
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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