Junior Hack Manchester

The Challenge

This challenge asks you to design and build the future of security technology.  How can we protect the banks of the future?  Perhaps you have a novel way of securing e-commerce transactions, an idea for a new type of vault door, maybe some quirky uses for biometrics?

What technologies would you use?  Would you choose facial recognition, password generators or invent something entirely new?

​You can use anything at your disposal as long as it demonstrates your solution!

How Thales Protects the Banks

A convergence between defence and security is driving demand for new solutions and technologies that enable organisations to share existing information and communication systems while protecting their IT networks and infrastructure from attack.

As Europe's leading provider of digital technologies for defence and security, Thales designs, develops and deploys innovative solutions that meet the most complex security requirements.
Thales’s security teams work with governments and international agencies, interior ministries, civil security forces, critical infrastructure operators, cities and major companies to develop and deploy integrated, resilient innovative solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and infrastructure.

Our clients include 19 of the 20 largest global banks 

We have a strong and trusted network of partnerships deployed in more than 50 countries.

The Judge

Nathan Drinkwater


I joined Thales in 2013 on the Graduate Development Programme as a Software Engineer, since starting I have worked on a number of exciting sonar projects.  I have worked on programmes for the Merlin helicopters and Sonar 2193 which is an industry leading mine hunting sonar. There are always many challenges to overcome when working on large engineering projects but this is one of the many reasons why I find working at Thales so interesting.

I have been involved in rolling out and supporting the Degree Apprenticeship programme within the business and I believe strongly in the importance of developing talent both internally and externally.

You can impress me by thinking outside of the box, generating an innovative idea and showing me how you reached a solution through teamwork!


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