NCC Group hopes to “inspire new generation of young people to take up careers in cyber”

NCC Group’s commitment to offering student bursaries as part of the government-backed CyberFirst initiative will inspire a new generation of young people in to a career in cyber.

That’s the view of Ollie Whitehouse, technical director at NCC Group, who made the comments after revealing the Group will provide funding of up to £4,000 per year of undergraduate study to successful students who apply for the scheme.

CyberFirst, a programme set up by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC,) aims to provide secondary school-aged students with the tools and knowledge to work and live securely online while also highlighting the wide range of career options available to them.

Whitehouse added: “We are proud to be supporting GCHQ’s latest CyberFirst initiative, especially as the scheme aligns with our gender diversity strategy. The skills shortage in cyber security is evident for all to see so it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

The announcement follows news in December 2016 that NCC Group will work with the North West Cyber Safety and Skills Programme in a bid to promote cyber as a viable career option for those aged between eight and 18.

Published date:  03 February 2017

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