9 Months at InfoSec People

Our Head of Contract, Ali Maclean, has shared his insights on his first 9 months at InfoSec People and why he believes InfoSec is a great place to work.

At a glance
  • Seamless onboarding process with InfoSec team
  • Personalised attention through scheduled sit-downs with team members
  • Valuable insights into team roles and responsibilities
  • Comprehensive training provided by Head of Operations
  • Guidance on CRM system and setup of additional tools
  • Culture of continuous learning with pop-up presentations by consultants
Key Metrics

Training Budget


Additional tools at your disposal

Onboarding & Training

During my onboarding process with the InfoSec team, everything went seamlessly from the get-go. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted warmly and provided with all the necessary equipment to hit the ground running. My kit, including a laptop, work phone, and even a stylish Musto brand InfoSec polo top for networking events, was all set up on time, ensuring I had everything I needed to dive into my new role.

What really stood out during my onboarding experience was the personalised attention I received. I had sit-downs diarised with everyone, giving me the opportunity to introduce myself and instantly feel welcomed and at home. These meetings also provided valuable insights into each team member’s role and responsibilities within the organisation.

One of the highlights of my onboarding was the comprehensive training provided by Lauren, the Head of Operations. She guided me through the intricacies of our CRM system and helped me set up all my logins for all the additional tools at our disposal. It was evident that the team prioritises ongoing learning and development, as every InfoSec member has access to a generous £1,000 training budget annually. This commitment to personal growth is exemplified by my decision to utilise my training budget this year to complete a Sales Management course, which aligns perfectly with my role as the Head of Contract.

Moreover, training at InfoSec is not limited to formal courses. Consultants regularly conduct pop-up presentations, sharing valuable tips and tricks that have proven successful in the market. This culture of continuous learning ensures that everyone stays at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.





Office Locations

I believe the InfoSec people offices are a great place to work, offering both convenient locations and top-notch amenities.

Our Headquarters is based in the heart of the town centre in Cheltenham (less than a 15-minute walk from the train station or a quick scooter ride!), situated in the iconic Eagle Tower, which boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Cheltenham is a charming Spa Town and did you know it is also considered one of the happiest places to live in the Southwest? Oh, and it’s home to the prestigious Cheltenham Races, as well as hosting a variety of festivals including, music, food and drink, science and much more!

I am based in our satellite office in Bristol which is nestled in a shared office building slap bang in the centre, our Bristol location provides all the amenities one could ask for, including quiet meeting rooms, a well-equipped kitchen area with one of the best coffee machines out there!

Additionally, being in Bristol means easy access to a plethora of excellent food spots to lively bars, ensuring that your workdays are as enjoyable as they are productive.

At a glance
  • InfoSec People prioritises genuine relationship-building over transactions 
  • Encourages immersion within vertical/market
  • Supports industry-wide initiatives like ISC2, techSPARK, Hub 8, and Plexal
  • Actively supports team members’ professional growth by covering networking event costs
  • Encourages team members to leave the office for client visits, often in London
Key Metrics

Client visits


Partnerships with cyber & tech initiatives

Networking & Client sites

Right from the get-go from my very first chat with Ben Craig the Managing Director, it was clear that InfoSec People stands out as a rare breed among recruitment agencies, prioritising genuine relationship-building over transactional interactions. Unlike many others in the industry, InfoSec People understands the importance of fostering meaningful connections within the technology & cybersecurity community.

What sets InfoSec People apart is their willingness to invest in their team members’ professional development. They not only support but actively encourage attendance at networking events by covering associated costs. This commitment to investing in their employees’ growth demonstrates InfoSec People’s dedication to nurturing long-term relationships, both internally and externally but also allows you as an individual to immerse yourself within your vertical/ market and who doesn’t like getting out of the office.

Moreover, InfoSec People also extend their support to industry-wide initiatives. As sponsors of events such as ISC2, techSPARK, Hub 8, BetaDen, and Plexal, they play a vital role in fostering collaboration and innovation within the technology & cybersecurity ecosystem.

It has also been clear to me that Ben our MD has been leading from the front when it comes to getting onto client sites to not only accelerate client relationships but also strengthen them, since joining as the Head of Contract I have been encouraged to get out of the office at least a couple times a month, with most of these trips being in London – so it isn’t a traditional agency environment where it can be tough to get trips OOO signed off by managers as they can see it as a business cost and not a business opportunity!

At a glance
  • InfoSec People’s commitment to employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Introduction of “duvet days” offering two additional days off each year
  • Implementation of hybrid working allowing two days a week to choose work location
  • Unlimited holiday policy reflecting trust in employees’ judgment and responsibility
  • Private Health care
Duvet Days
Unlimited Holiday
Private healthcare
Work-life balance

Reflecting on my first nine months with InfoSec People one aspect that has been crystal clear is the company’s commitment to employee well-being and work-life balance and this has truly made a positive impact on my professional journey in just the 9 months I have been here.

One of the standout perks that immediately caught my attention is the concept of “duvet days.“ something that I haven’t had at previous companies I’ve worked for. These two additional days off each year, can be taken at short notice, they offer the flexibility and understanding needed for those unexpected moments when a day off is necessary, whether it’s for self-care or simply to recharge.

Another aspect of InfoSec People’s approach to work-life balance which I have utilised is the implementation of hybrid working. Having the freedom to choose where to work for two days a week has been invaluable. Whether it’s from the comfort of home or a favourite coffee shop, this flexibility fosters a sense of autonomy and trust, enhancing productivity.

The company’s policy of unlimited holidays is not just a gimmick but a tangible benefit. It speaks volumes about InfoSec People’s trust in their employees’ judgment and responsibility. This freedom to take as much time off as needed, within reason, allows for proper rest and relaxation, essential for maintaining well-being and preventing burnout – I know that I have used my fair share already and was in the Philippines for the best part of 3 weeks, and swam lake Windermere for the charity Help Bristol’s Homeless – in which InfoSec People as a company donated to, alongside some of the team!

They also offer us Private health care through Vitality, giving us peace of mind when it comes to our physical and mental health.

At a glance
  • InfoSec People offers uncapped commission for all team members, directly correlating earnings with performance.
  • Achieving a 50K quarter qualifies for a “pick your own prize” incentive.
  • Surpassing yearly targets earns eligibility for a Christmas incentive.
  • 360 team members receive additional bonuses for exceeding yearly targets.

Over 10%, 20% & 30% above target


for a 50K quarter


Whether you’re aspiring to be a delivery partner or a 360 consultant, at InfoSec People, they believe in rewarding your hard work and dedication. That’s why they offer a range of enticing incentives to motivate and recognise your achievements.

Firstly, we provide uncapped commission for all their team members. This means that your earning potential is unlimited, directly correlating with your performance and success.

Additionally, for those who excel and achieve a 50K quarter, they offer a unique opportunity to “pick your own prize.” This allows you to select a reward that resonates with you, whether it’s a luxurious getaway, the latest tech gadget, or something else entirely.

They don’t forget to spread the festive cheer during the holiday season. If you surpass your targets for the year, you’ll be eligible for the Christmas incentive, providing you with an extra reward to enjoy during the festive period.

But that’s not all! For members of the 360 team, they go above and beyond by offering an over-annual target bonus. If you exceed your yearly targets by 10%, 20%, or even 30%, you’ll receive additional monetary bonuses as a token of appreciation for your exceptional performance.

In just 8 months at InfoSec People, I’ve experienced the biggest pay check of my 8-year career in recruitment, all thanks to their highly competitive commission scheme. There are no obscure clauses or barriers; it’s straightforward—for any client you bring in you earn 20% of everything you bill. Plus, surpassing annual targets can unlock accelerators, boosting commissions to an impressive 40%. It’s a place where success is swiftly and generously rewarded for those who excel.

At InfoSec People, they believe in celebrating your successes and providing you with incentives that truly reflect your hard work and dedication. Join the team and unlock a world of rewarding opportunities!

At a glance
  • Motivated, driven, and down-to-earth team culture
  • Emphasis on teamwork, integrity, and delivering results
  • Opportunity to work with diverse clients, from FTSE100 corporations to cyber start-ups
  • Strong focus on building long-term relationships with clients and candidates
  • Commitment to ongoing training and career development
  • Chance to be part of a growing niche recruitment business with long-term goals


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Looking for a new opportunity?

InfoSec People’s team are motivated, driven and down-to-earth people. We thrive on teamwork, doing the right thing and delivering results, and we’re expanding our phenomenal team.

Do you want to be a part of something exciting and inspirational; to become an outstanding Recruitment Partner and be a part of our success story? Our clients range from FTSE100 corporations and central government to exciting cyber start-ups and high-growth SME tech innovators, with both long-term clients and new business relationships.

“Not a single day goes by where I am not amazed by my colleagues, their commitment to our clients, candidates and each other, it’s absolutely unparalleled in the industry.”

Joel Hughes | InfoSec People’s Head of Practice | Security Consultancy

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You are ambitious and motivated to succeed, without compromising service levels or ethics
  • You enjoy a challenge and are dedicated to achieving and exceeding goals
  • You value building long-term relationships
  • You want to further your recruitment career and relish training opportunities
  • You want to deliver on exciting projects through hard work and with the support of InfoSec People
  • You want to be an integral part of growing a niche, boutique recruitment business with long-term goals

InfoSec People is a boutique cyber security and IT recruitment consultancy, built by genuine experts. We were founded with one goal in mind: to inspire people to find the careers that inspire them. With the success of companies fundamentally driven by the quality of their people, acquiring and retaining talent has never been more important. We believe that recruitment, executed effectively, elevates and enables your business to prosper.

We also understand that cyber and information security recruitment can genuinely change people’s lives, that’s why we take the duty of care to those we represent very seriously. All our actions are underpinned by our core values:

  • Always do the right thing
  • Be the best we can be
  • Add value

We work with businesses in the cyber/tech arena, from start-ups and scale-ups to FTSE100 and central Government, many of whom are always looking for great people.

Call us directly on 01242 507100 to discuss opportunities or email info@infosecpeople.co.uk.