Paid Internships at EMSOU


EMPAC is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for students out there to apply for a paid internship with one of the leading law enforcement agencies in the UK. Interested? Read on!

The East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit (EMSOU) is one of the largest collaborative policing units in the country, delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of the five East Midlands police forces. EMSOU focuses on intelligence gathering and the disruption and investigation of Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) with services including covert tactics, digital forensics, and criminal finance and asset recovery in support of investigations into people, drugs and firearms trafficking, cybercrime, fraud and money laundering, as well as prison corruption.

EMSOU are looking to provide an opportunity for up to five Year In Industry (YII) placements to join this dynamic and fast paced environment for a minimum of 10 months. EMSOU are looking for people with an innovative and inquisitive mind-set; a positive attitude to problem solving and learning new skills; and the ability to apply new knowledge and experience across a range of challenges. Effective communication is also key (both written and verbal), as is a willingness / ability to work in a sensitive environment (residency and security vetting conditions do apply).

As part of this role you will be subject to Government Vetting (MV & SC): to support this, you will need 5 years continuous residency in the UK.

The Internships on offer are:-

Data Science
The candidate can expect to work as part of a small data science team within law enforcement, aiming to deliver tools and solutions to colleagues across multiple disciplines including Organised Crime Investigation, Intelligence Analysis, Business Analysis, and Cyber Crime. As such, the candidate will be expected to use a range of tools from Excel to SQL, Python and R programming languages. The role will help deliver data insights across the organisation and will require an ability to adapt to and assimilate new technologies within your approach to data science.

Research and Development – Information Technology and Cyber Security – (Based at Ripley, Derbyshire)
The candidate can expect to work as part of a digital technical development team both applying and developing tools, techniques and procedures to support investigations. As such, the candidate will be expected to use a range of tools and software that relate to computer IT architecture security and assessment, malware analysis and other related disciplines. The role will require the ability to comply with set objectives and user requirements and apply research methodology to solve technical problems.

Digital Forensics
The candidate can expect to work as part of a Digital Forensic team that supports the range of investigations undertaken across the organisation. You will be working alongside Digital Forensic Technicians and Digital Forensic Specialists to extract and analyse digital evidence, adhering to forensic principles, regulations and accreditation standards. A good understanding of digital technology is essential, as is a methodical approach to problem solving with strong attention to detail.

Cyber Crime Investigations
The candidate can expect to work as part of a small Regional Cyber Crime Unit aiming to investigate organised crime groups, individuals and networks involved in committing cyber crime on a local, regional, national and sometimes international basis. The candidate will be working alongside Investigators and technical teams and support them to understand the offence and how it was committed, analyse the data and support investigations, including identifying and tracing suspects.

Cyber Crime Prevent and Protect
The candidate will be working within a Cyber Engagement team who are involved with Protecting businesses and People from becoming victims or repeat victims of Cyber Crime, Preventing people from becoming more involved in Cyber Criminality or Preparing businesses and people so that they can better respond to a Cyber incident when it happens. This involves understanding the current risks, producing material to inform people of the risk and delivering interventions or presentations to individuals or groups in all of the Protect, Prevent and Prepare arenas.

More detail about the posts

EMSOU is located in the vicinity of Junction 27 of the M1 in Nottinghamshire, and the Internships offer will offer a salary between £18501 – £19032.

The closing date is 10th November 2021 at 23:55, so get your applications in right away!

Interviews are provisionally due to take place between 29th November 2021 – 3rd December 2021

The posts are likely to commence in June/July 2022 (this may be subject to change due to pre-employment checks required for the posts).

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