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Looking for your next role? Tech-curious?

Develop new skills for a successful career in cyber security

Zero experience required

If you’re a woman who’s looking for a new career, this programme is designed to help you develop skills to get into cyber security and technology. There are no special hurdles: we want women of all ages to apply whether you’re degree-educated or not – and regardless of whether you’ve any experience from other jobs.

The cyber security training programme will prepare you for your first role in Cyber.

It is free to attend the course, which will run for 12 weeks from 9am-5pm every weekday, blending classroom training with e-learning.

Tech-curious women

You may have an interest in technology or be curious about what’s changing for our children and the next generation after. But also, you know we can’t hide from the growing number of cyber threats.

When the NHS was attacked in 2017, it was deliberately done on a Friday because the hackers knew there would be fewer people at work that day to handle the rapidly-spreading virus, WannaCry.

Threats are unpredictable, so we need a cyber security workforce with flexibility at its core. We want you to apply if you’re:

  • Eager to learn
  • Tech-curious
  • A flexible thinker

Free to attend training

Your learning is fully funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and our industry partners. DCMS has set up a Cyber Security Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) which will provide 50% of the training costs. The other 50% is funded by industry sponsors, who will help shape the training to meet their required skill sets, supporting you to launch your new career in Cyber at the end of the programme.

Trainee Security Analyst

If the prospect of a new career sounds good for you, have a look at the typical roles a Trainee Security Analyst could get involved in:

  • Learn to work across a range of technologies and security tools used in the business.
  • Understand internal policies, how people behaviours affect security and highlight improvements to cyber security practice.
  • Work with colleagues to enable regular penetration testing and gather security information.
  • Develop remedial plans where vulnerability tests reveal any network or systems weakness.
  • Monitor security systems, working with business areas to implement changes.
  • Be aware of potential security threats and develop contingency plans to take care of them.
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