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BT is one of the world’s leading ICT services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and more than 170 countries worldwide. We provide fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT and managed security services, and we continue to pioneer a range of digital advances that will shape the future of technology.

BT is the world's oldest communications company, with a direct line of descent from the first commercial telecommunications undertaking anywhere. But there's also a massive future out there and we are right at the heart of it. Our reach is global and we’re helping people and businesses to create, collaborate and communicate better than ever before.

We employ more than 92,000 people worldwide and our business activities are wide-ranging. Internet and broadband is a massive area for us, but we're a major player in networked IT and managed security services as well, so gone are the days when you could think of us as simply a phone company.

BT's network has always been underpinned by robust security controls and built-in resilience. We continue to work closely with all our suppliers, and governments where appropriate, to ensure that the security of the BT network is not compromised. We take into account cyber risks not arising from network and system electronic attack, but also from the supply-chain, physical access, and through personnel.

Group Engineering Services (GES) is a part of BT that sits within our Security team, developing innovative solutions to help make sure BT stays compliant with our legal obligations to Governments and law enforcement throughout the world.

In its direct customer facing role, GES undertakes a huge amount of research. For example, right now we’re looking into: visualisation of massive data sets, scalable multi-core mesh architectures, real- time data processing and investigations into security vulnerabilities.

GES research provides a platform for a varied delivery programme of bespoke network, security and software engineering solutions in specialist areas, such as anti-cyber-crime, threats to our national infrastructure, security for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.

If you have a passion for technology, then you could be an ideal candidate for our Technology Graduate programme or Summer Student programme, working with BT Security GES at Adastral Park, BT’s research and development centre in Ipswich, Suffolk, with career opportunities in BT to travel and work internationally. (please mention “GES” in “how did you hear about BT Undergraduate Placement Programme?”) . (please mention “GES” in profile and additional information).

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