Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045



Graduate Digital Forensic Technician Programme: Starting Salary £20k+ Overtime (Manchester)

Job Description

CYFOR is a leading nationwide provider of Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and Cyber Security services to law firms, corporate organisations and law enforcement agencies


The Role

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for Graduates for our Digital Forensic Division.

The ideal candidates will have recently graduated from University with a QCF level 6 in Computer Forensics (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate excellent communications skills and attention to detail along with flexibility and commitment.

In return, you’ll receive an excellent salary, overtime beyond the 37.5 hour working week, excellent career prospects and a 3-year training and remuneration package that will take you to Senior Digital Investigator Level with an ENCASE Passport qualification and a salary in excess of £30k. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a varied and highly fulfilling role seeing cases through from start to finish.

This is a unique opportunity to join a highly successful business that focuses on its main asset, its team members.


Main Responsibilities

  • Conduct forensically sound acquisitions of computer systems and associated media, either on-site or in the lab, ensuring continuity of all exhibits and maintaining integrity throughout;
  • Ensure that acquisition techniques are forensically sound and are undertaken in accordance with national guidelines for evidence recovery, preservation and presentation of computer evidence;
  • Receive, inventory and sign for computer evidence submitted for examination;
  • To preserve and store computer systems and associated media used in investigations and evidence uncovered by analysis;
  • To ensure that all property and/or documentary evidence that comes into their possession during the course of an investigation is correctly recorded and stored in accordance with CYFOR procedures;
  • To record the details of acquisitions undertaken and maintain the confidentiality of this information;
  • Process the recovered data into a form suitable for investigators to examine for evidential content; ensure all data is archived in accordance with SOP’s;
  • To ensure that appropriate security and access control of systems and evidence is maintained at all times;
  • Release properly packaged evidence back to the relevant agency when an examination is completed;
  • Assist with verification tests of forensic software and hardware and methods to independently validate functionality;
  • Secure and retrieve data from computer systems in accordance with ACPO guidelines, utilising proprietary and bespoke software, in order to preserve evidence gathered during the course of investigations;
  • To record the details of analysis and investigations undertaken and maintain the confidentiality of this information;
  • To ensure the work meets quality standards in providing a service to all clients; to report or escalate issues, as appropriate, to the Digital Forensics Manager;
  • Prepare detailed reports, Criminal Justice Act statements and exhibits to a standard suitable for use in criminal or civil court in support of these investigations;
  • To testify in court, as required, on results of seizure and handling of evidence;
  • To develop experience and detailed technical knowledge of current technology and the wide variety of tools and techniques used to assist in the acquisition of evidence;
  • Configure and maintain computer hardware for use in casework; resolve technical issues involving equipment connectivity and communication;
  • Perform a variety of technical tasks in the installation, diagnosis, repair and maintenance of computers within the computer network;
  • Carry out routine network maintenance tasks; setup, maintain and remove user network accounts where appropriate;
  • Provide information and/or technical assistance to users concerning the development and maintenance of the computer network;


Skills and Experience

  • Educated to QCF Level 6 in Computer Forensics (or equivalent).
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, adapting the style of communication to meet the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to remain calm and controlled and maintain good performance within a mission-critical service area.
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team responsible for providing Forensic Services.
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to absorb, understand and apply new Forensic Science Regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to work and a high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Possess excellent IT skills and demonstrate competency in a number of systems and applications.



  • Free parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Contributory health care scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recognition & reward schemes
  • Multiple social events throughout the year including the CYFOR Family Day
  • Month-end breakfast and lots more.


Please Note:

This role will require security clearance to SC level, please advise if you are a holder otherwise, we will need to carry out vetting

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