NCC Group supports drive to encourage youngsters to take up careers in cyber

NCC Group has joined forces with the North West Cyber Safety & Skills Programme in a bid to promote cyber as a career to young people aged between eight and 18.

The programme is a regional initiative that aims to raise awareness of the career opportunities in the information security sector and encourage the safe and ethical use of the Internet by young people.

Security specialists from NCC Group will participate in a number of roadshows and events throughout the region to share their expertise and stories about what it is like to work in the industry.

Catherine Elvey, cyber safety programme manager, said: “We’re delighted to have NCC Group onboard given that it is one of the largest cyber security company’s in the world, never mind the region.”

Rob Cotton, CEO at NCC Group, said he is delighted to be involved in the scheme, which if successful, will be rolled out nationwide.

He added: “Given the current skills gap in the industry, initiatives like this should be applauded. In fact, we could do with more schemes like this to encourage young people to think about careers in the cyber security sector.”

Representatives from NCC Group will be heading to Christleton High School on 9 December to talk about the types of roles available in the industry. The team will also be visiting other schools, colleges and universities in the region in 2017 as part of the initiative. 

Published date:  08 December 2016

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