Graduate Business Generalist

Set yourself up for a spectacular career by getting hands on with a dynamic high-growth technology business.

PortSwigger role vacancy

We make Burp Suite, the world's most widely used software for web security testing. Our cutting-edge software is used by over 77,000 customers in 162 countries to help them secure their web applications, and our educational and research output is used by millions of people globally to learn about web security.

We are now looking for versatile graduates to join us on our journey and experience how different key areas of a fast-growing business come together to deliver highly successful products.

Role details: Graduate Business Generalist

Timeframe: Permanent position.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

We are minutes from the M6, and easily commutable from Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow, Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield, and Northwich.

Salary: We expect to offer starting salaries for this role in the range of £50,000 to £55,000 reflecting individual ability and contribution.

Benefits: Share options, 8% employer pension contribution.

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Life assurance: 4x salary.

Income protection: full pay for first 6 months of incapacity followed by 75% of salary plus pension contribution.

Private medical insurance (Bupa).

Holidays: 25 days plus public holidays.

Working hours: Core hours are 9am to 5pm, with flexibility to start any time between 8am and 9.30am.

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About you

The opportunity

Our graduates develop their skills and experience on the job. This is a business generalist role which will give you the opportunity to learn across the non-engineering side of our business. You'll gain exposure to key areas of the business by moving across teams during your first two years, giving you the chance to see how a successful tech business operates from different angles. You'll be able to get stuck in and make a difference from day one. As your areas of strength and interest emerge, we will support you to create a bespoke development plan, with coaching to help you set and hit your development goals.

Depending on your preferences and aptitudes, you will work across a combination of the following areas:

Please note that this is not a software engineering position; if you are interested in our engineering opportunities, please see here for more information.

Grad community

There is an active graduate community at PortSwigger. Our grads get together for lunch every week in our amazing on-site restaurant, enjoy grad socials every quarter, and receive branded swag.

All grads have the opportunity to develop their technical and soft skills through our grad development program.

We understand starting a new job comes with challenges, especially if you need to relocate. To support you through this, we offer a relocation package or a temporary stay in our purpose-built SwigHouse in Knutsford.


You have mostly A*s or equivalent at A-Level.

You have, or are on track to get, a First Class degree in an economics, business or management degree which has a significant numerical or analytical component, or a STEM subject from a top UK university.

You are a fluent English speaker.

Desirable: You have links to the north of England.

Why join PortSwigger?

Rewards and benefits

We firmly believe in paying people what they're worth, not just what we can get away with or what they could earn elsewhere. We pay excellent salaries above the normal market level which is always determined based on individual skills and contribution. 95% of our people report themselves as mostly or completely satisfied with their salaries and benefits. In addition to a generous base salary, we offer share options and a comprehensive benefits package.

You can expect the starting salary to be in the range of £50-£55,000.

More information can be found on our rewards page.

Meet the Swiggers

We are a diverse group of people with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. What Swiggers have in common is that they all love their work and are exceptionally good at what they do.

Jess H

Jess H, Culture Champion

Mike S

Mike S, Software Developer

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Mohamed H, Software Developer