DISCOVER THE BASICS OF A CAREER IN CYBERSECURITY
It’s no secret cybersecurity professionals are in high demand across the world. But there is also a shortage of skilled talent that has led to thousands of jobs remaining unfilled, with ex-military personnel well-matched to fill these skills gaps. But don’t worry if you have little or no cyber qualifications, our introductory courses are a great way to lay the foundations and understand the basic fundamentals to get you started. The pathways are endless within cybersecurity and starting with the basics can help you decide where to go next and whether it is the right career path for you.
1. INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY SKILLSBUILD COURSE
Ex-military and looking to get into cybersecurity? Why not gain an insight into a role in the most in-demand field? This pathway gives you the foundations of cyber, common practices and useful resources as you transition to cybersecurity. Complete this course to earn the Cybersecurity Fundamentals badge. Apply here.
2. INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS SKILLSBUILD COURSE
Do you have good problem solving skills and a great attention to detail? Then a data analyst might be a great role for you! Our free introduction course will give you an insight into the primary role of a data analyst and the key skills needed to be successful in the role. On completing this course you will earn the Introduction to Data Analysis badge. Find out more.
3. INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY ENGINEER SKILLSBUILD COURSE
Do you have strong communication skills with experience in troubleshooting? Then beginning your cybersecurity career in technical support could be a great place to start. Click here to learn more.
KICKSTART A CAREER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT OR LEADERSHIP
Project management and leadership roles are well-matched to ex-military personnel. The leadership and management skills you can have gained in the military are in-demand with employers actively looking to hire from the military talent pool. But if you need further understanding on how your military skills translate into civvy street, our introductory courses in project management, operations and leadership are a great place to start. Management and leadership roles vary across industry sectors but your in-built military soft skills will give you a fantastic head-start and get you on the right track to choosing your next career move.
4. INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLSBUILD COURSE
Ex-military personnel make fantastic project managers as they are often highly skilled in negotiation and have strong management skills. If you are looking to begin a career in project management, this course is a great starting point to learn the principles of Project Management. Complete the course to earn the Project Fundamentals Badge. Apply now.
5. INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SKILLSBUILD COURSE
Planning, delegation and strong communication skills are fundamental skills military personnel have honed during their career and are essential in operational management roles. Further your commercial experience with our introductory course in Operations Management. Find out more.
6. INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SKILLSBUILD COURSE
Ex-military personnel are experienced in working within leadership and operational roles at all levels, typically in high-tempo jobs with widely varying responsibilities. You can develop your leadership skills further with our introductory leadership course. Click here to find out more.
STILL NOT SURE WHAT CAREER PATH TO GO DOWN?
7. COACHING THROUGH TRANSITION
SaluteMyJob has teamed with BetterUp to pilot a new Career Transition Programme. This is another fantastic free opportunity where you will have access to individual, specialist coaching support in areas such as communication, nutrition, inclusion, and many more! Apply here.
Still not found what you’re looking for? Sign up to Skillsbuild and discover hundreds more free online courses open to the Armed Forces Community, across a range of industries and job pathways. For more advanced courses, check out Skillsbuild’s Open Source Software course (Introduction to Red Hat) and Cybersecurity Professional course. There is something for everyone, whatever your background and experience.