Regional Meeting: Home Counties
As a continuously developing field, cyber security offers a wide range of stimulating careers and opportunities for pupils who want to make a difference.
Careers and Opportunities in Cyber Security
Leader — Jane Alexander-Orr, COA
Date — Friday 19th October
Time — 12:30-15:30
Venue — Pipers Corner School, Pipers Lane, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6LP
Cost — There is no charge for this meeting
Topic — Careers and Opportunities in Cyber Security
We have pleasure in confirming details of our latest regional meeting for careers teachers, education advisers and teachers of Computer Science, Maths and Languages in the Home Counties. This will take place at Pipers Corner School, Pipers Lane, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Bucks HP15 6LP on Friday 19th October.
Lunch is at 12:30 followed by the presentation at 13:30 and finishing around 15.30.
The presentation will be given by a CyberFirst representative, part of the UK government’s CyberFirst initiative designed to address the cyber skills gap by promoting cyber careers and inspiring the next generation of security experts. As a continuously developing field, cyber security offers a wide range of stimulating careers and opportunities for pupils who want to make a difference.
CyberFirst was first launched in March 2015 as a pilot bursary scheme to identify individuals with the aptitude to become cyber security experts and to work in the fight against cybercrime and cyberattack. The scheme, which initially sponsored 20 university students, plans to have had 1,000 CyberFirst bursary students by 2020. A joint government and industry student scheme, the CyberFirst initiative now includes a wide range of activities including; a bursary scheme, a level 6 degree apprenticeship, a Year 8 girls-only competition and free residential and non-residential courses aimed at 12-14, 14-15, 15-16 and 16-17 year-olds. CyberFirst is also committed to encouraging more females to consider cyber-related study and career options, so offers half of all course places to girls.
If there is time there will also be an opportunity for hands-on learning using resources developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).