Women in Cyber
Career conversion for women entering Cyber Security -
free training and paid employment
The Cyber Gap
The cyber gap, the difference between the demand for cyber security professionals and their supply, is projected to reach 1.8million by 2022. The UK needs a rapid response that take people with a cyber aptitude to employment as quickly as possible.
The cyber security profession comprises jobs that are both technical and non-technical in nature. Women in Cyber is a DCMS sponsored training programme that converts candidates into an entry level cyber security professional, with employment guaranteed before training starts. Candidates will simply need to demonstrate an aptitude for this kind of work and the training will do the rest.
We are not just looking for graduates, but all returners and career changers; all women with or without a STEM or other technical experience but have the aptitude that emerges in the diagnostic online and face to face selection process.
Women In Cyber
New research predicts that women will make up only 20 percent of the global cyber security workforce in 2018. This is partly due to misperception over what careers in cyber actually entail. As a result, the cyber security profession as a whole suffers without the full range of diverse talent that all professions require.
Many roles in cyber security are suited to flexible working patterns, require consensual engagement with diverse parties and an aptitude for problem solving and multi-tasking. Women in Cyber has a diverse delivery pattern for the training, including elements of home learning and targeted support available for child care and an all-women cohort.