Cyber Career Jumpstart programme 2023
Both public and private sector employers are grappling with growing skills gaps in crucial cybersecurity positions. Embark on a journey to acquire cyber security qualifications and enduring expertise with our complimentary cyber security career "Pathways" programs. These programs, conducted in collaboration with IBM and Abertay University, empower you to develop specialized skills and attain valuable qualifications. Explore our exclusive employment pathways tailored specifically for the Armed Forces community, and unlock a world of specialist skills and certifications.
ACCESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Most of our courses will be run on IBM's online 'Skillsbuild' platform for you to undergo at your own pace from anywhere. New for 2023, Abertay University will run a tutored 'Ethical Hacking' course.
Achieve your career goals with top tips, expert advice and hear both from employers and others in the Armed Forces community who have made completed a successful journey into employment in cyber jobs.
DEDICATED TRAINING PATHWAYS
We've selected the best of IBM's digital skills training courses to help you find the best training path and teamed up with Fortinet and Abertay University to deliver more specialised skills training.
CHOOSE YOUR CAREER PATHWAY
PENETRATION TESTING PATHWAY - NEW FOR 2023 - SEE DETAILS BELOW
2 courses are currently in progress - Cyber Security Analyst and Data Analyst. If you would like to express interest in applying for our next intake on the Cyber Jumpstart programme, including the new Ethical Hacking/ Pen Testing course, please select a pathway below, apply and we will let you know once we have further information.
SECURITY OPERATIONS PATHWAY
Get trained as an entry-level one SOC analyst and learn when, how and why a cyber attack was successful. Or for more experienced candidates, more advanced training is available.
CYBER SECURITY CONSULTING PATHWAY
Advance your cyber security career and train to become a cyber security consultant and gain skills in detecting vulnerabilities and designing security solutions.
NETWORK SECURITY PATHWAY
A career in network security is constantly evolving and those with problem-solving skills and an analytical mindset and those with general security experience gained in the military will do well in this career path.
PENETRATION TESTING PATHWAY - NEW FOR 2023
We're delighted to partner with Abertay University, the UK's leading provider of advanced 'Ethical Hacking' courses, and the Scottish Cyber and Fraud Centre to offer a short, tutored and remotely delivered 'Penetration Testing Course'. The course is designed to help people with military security training and experience realign and improve their skills for employment as Penetration Testers or Ethical Hackers.
This 'pathway to employment' programme is designed to provide members of the Armed Forces community (serving personnel, former members of the Armed Forces, spouses etc) with access to training & certification as an Ethical Hacker/ Pen Tester and, where appropriate, subsequent paid work experience or employment opportunities.
It's a 4 stage process:
- Application and selection; completion of pre-course training
- Pen Testing/ Ethical Hacking course (April - July 2023)
- CompTIA PenTest+ Certification
- Paid Work Placement or Employment (where appropriate)
If you're a competent IT user, willing to learn and have an interest in becoming a pen tester and gain the skills to become an Ethical Hacker or Penetration Tester, then this is for you. And it's FREE - no need to use up ELC or IRTC grants and no course fees.
Closing date for applications for the Friday 17th March.
What is Click Start?
This free, digital course is part of the new nationwide Click Start training programme developed by the Institute of Coding (IoC), a national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers. Click Start is funded by Nominet, the public benefit company that operates and protects UK Internet infrastructure and uses its funds to support projects that promote digital inclusion.
The new programme will be rolled out through 2023 and helps to tackle the UK’s digital skills gap. This will be done by offering skills and training to more than 26,500 learners across the country, who may not have previously had opportunities.
A selection of our employer partners:
WHY EX-SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN CAN HELP FILL YOUR DIGITAL SKILLS GAP?
Find out from SaluteMyJob's Managing Director, Andrew Jackson, how ex-military personnel, with their sharp decision-making skills, security mindsets and risk and crisis management experience, are well-equipped to help you fill your digital skills gap.
LOOKING TO HIRE?
Are you an employer looking to hire qualified cyber security professionals with military experience? Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch with more information about how you can get involved.
SaluteMyJob are proud to have partnered with IBM for over 5 years to help tackle the UK's digital skills gap. We use IBM's SkillsBuild platform to provide access to online training to help you improve or develop new skills. All of our training meets their very high standards and once you are certified, your 'Open Badge' qualifications will be recognised worldwide.
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