Perform internal assessments remotely without the need for an onsite engineer utilising SecureGateway which is delivered as either an appliance or downloadable VMWare image


Join The Pentest People 

Here at Pentest People, we’re often on the search for new individuals to join the team. Our consultant team is full of likeminded people that all share a passion for cybersecurity and more specifically ethical hacking.

If you’ve recently finished higher education, looking for an apprenticeship or even a complete change in career then take a look at our available vacancies.

Become a Consultant With Our Pentest People Academy

To make your career climb no cyber even smother, we have our own
in-house penetration testing academy for post-grads and entry level testers who are looking for more training. The course guarantees a full-time contract on graduation and is essentially a paid internship! Learn from our experts, shadow our most experienced consultants and craft your own space in our ever-growing team.

Tell me more!

Pentest People are a CREST accredited company and a Check Service Provider for its Penetration Testing services and have also attained the NCSC Cyber Essentials andCyber Essentials Plus, as well as being placed on the G-Cloud framework.

Pentest People are also certificated to ISO:9001 and ISO:27001.

We Have Many Employee Benefits

Why Should You Join The Pentest People Team?

Exciting & Thrilling Work

Working with Pentest People allows you to explore the world of ethical hacking, one that is constantly changing with new technology and techniques.

Social & Enjoyable Team

We pride ourselves on the team we’ve built at Pentest People and offer a very relaxed and social work environment.


Its one of our primary objectives to train and develop members of the team, allowing you to develop your skills through your time at Pentest People.

Get in Touch & Join The Team

What Positions Are Available?

PHP Developer - Junior

Job type: Full time
Location: Leeds office, hybrid

At Pentest People, we're dedicated to innovation, delivering top-notch Penetration Testing as a Service to businesses of all sizes across the UK. Our goal is to enhance cybersecurity for businesses, safeguarding their assets and fostering a safer digital landscape for everyone

We're on the lookout for an enthusiastic and dedicated Backend PHP developer to join our rapidly growing team and contribute to our highly innovative product.

The ideal candidate should be a resourceful and creative developer with extensive experience in website layout, design, and PHP coding.

Our development process is around TDD, utilising GitLab CI/CD and AWS services for seamless code deployment to production. We believe in the flexibility of deploying code as frequently as necessary, without the hassle of planning inconvenient maintenance windows.


  • Strong background in writing robust, object-oriented PHP code, with at least a few years of experience in Laravel.
  • Some experience in writing unit/feature PHP tests.
  • Proficient in using GIT for version control.
  • Methodical troubleshooting skills and bug tracking ability.

An ideal candidate would:

  • Enjoy collaborative teamwork and contribute to a supportive learning environment.
  • Possess excellent time management skills, organising tasks efficiently within project requirements.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality code.
  • Understand the importance of writing clear and robust code, with an appreciation for system design and architecture.
  • Have a strong desire for continuous learning and skill development within a team environment.

Benefits include:

  • Access to regular training sessions and a culture of continuous learning.
  • Personal development opportunities.
  • Company-contributed pension scheme.
  • 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Work/life balance with the option to work from home or visit the office.
  • Company-paid social events.

How to apply

Please complete the form here or send your CV to

We recognise that job descriptions offer only a glimpse of the role. If you'd like further details, don't hesitate to reach out or apply, and we'll get in touch with you.

Graduate Security Consultant

Graduate Security Consultant

Job type: Full time
Location: Leeds office five days per week

Pentest People are looking for enthusiastic cyber security or computer science graduates to join us as trainee security consultants at our award winning and fast-growing consultancy, based in Leeds. 

Pentest People cover a wide range of assessment services from applications (web, mobile, API), infrastructure, social engineering (phishing, vishing, physical intrusion) and cloud testing. We offer trainee consultants the opportunity to develop their skills over many of these areas. 

The Training Programme

The graduate training programme lasts for up to twelve months and consists of four structured units:

  1. An Introduction to Becoming a Consultant - Trainees learn and practise key skills and begin to conduct live assessments.
  2. Broadening Testing Skills - Each month, a new type of test is learned and practised.
  3. Becoming a Consultant - An opportunity to gain deeper and broader experience whilst also assisting with the development of new trainees.
  4. Specialisation Project - a chance to pursue something you are passionate about and become an expert.

Performing penetration tests

Writing high quality reports

Client interaction

Collaborating with colleagues

Commitment to learning

Cultural & work environment

You will be 100% office based in our modern Leeds city centre office. Your diary will be varied as you work with a small group of other trainees (typically 4 or 5) to learn the different aspects of becoming a security consultant. Using a range of learning techniques including: workshops, observations, practice labs, paired work, live testing, discussion, mentoring, coaching and independent research; you will rapidly develop a range of technical and soft skills. You will be offered support from the academy team leader and all of our consultants so that you make constant progress in a supportive and friendly environment. 

How to apply

Please send your CV to

Don’t work in technology but want to change careers?

We are willing to consider applicants with no previous technology experience for this entry-level role. However, these candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate a high aptitude or knowledge in either infrastructure or application technologies and a desire to learn.

Security Consultant - Non Graduates

Job type: Full time
Location: Leeds offices


Pentest People are looking for enthusiastic security consultants to join our fast-growing consultancy, based in Leeds. A typical day in the life of a security consultant would involve testing applications/infrastructures and assisting sales with scoping and writing reports. We are looking to speak to security consultants, cybersecurity graduates or those with relevant work experience.

Pentest People cover a wide range of services from applications (web, mobile, API), infrastructure, social engineering (phishing, vishing, physical intrusion) and cloud testing. We offer consultants the opportunity to test over all areas but typically specialise in one.
Bonus points for bringing vulnerable applications or virtual machines that you have created yourself to the interview! Be creative, show us something that you are interested in...
It should be noted that an excellent level of written English is absolutely essential for this role.

Performing Penetration Tests

Writing High Quality Reports

Scoping Work

Client Interaction

Cultural & work environment

Your diary will be constantly changing in a high paced work environment. In non-covid times, infrastructure testers are likely to be travelling regularly around the UK and sometimes abroad. Some travel is also required for application specialists. You will be offered support from all consultants, and you will be expected to do the same once you have experience.
Love talking about the latest vulnerabilities, showing off new tools that you have created, and an endless supply of memes? You will fit in well at Pentest People.


Already work in security? This is what we expect your profile to look like.
Experience in one, or both of the following areas:

Application Testing

Fluent with burp suite professional

An understanding of core networking protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, SSH, FTP etc.)

Confident with creating basic CRUD (create, read, update, delete) style applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript and any preferred backend language.

Ability or willingness to learn scripting in one or more of the following languages: Ruby,Python, Go
Excellent written skills

CTM/CTL desirable

Infrastructure Testing

Proven experience with Windows/Linux Operating systems and applications

Experience with specific testing tools such as nmap/metasploit/kali linux suite of tools etc

Understanding of networking including subnets

Willingness to learn enumeration and exploitation techniques as part of a network security assessment

Excellent written skills

CTM/CTL desirable

Currently, work in technology but no experience penetrating testing? This is a non-exhaustive list of profiles that we look for.

You are still expected to have good working knowledge of security practice and principles in your specialist area.

Application Testing

Web Developers

Software Developers


Infrastructure Testing

Sys Admins

Infrastructure Engineers

Security Analysts

Don’t work in technology but want to change careers?

We are willing to consider applicants with no previous technology experience or entry-level roles. These candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate a high aptitude of knowledge in either infrastructure or application technologies and a desire to learn. OSCP is one way to achieve this.