As part of the national Adult Re-skilling Programme, The CyberHub Trust offers opportunities to individuals who choose to re-train, re-skill, up-skill and find new careers, for example people who have been affected by the COVID pandemic. This will include a range of offerings from introductory courses to presentations and educational development. From formal cyber security courses, apprenticeships, mentoring and career shadowing, to career opportunities through the Trust’s Partners, Sponsors and other potential Employers.
Apprenticeships provide young people an opportunity to get onto the first step of their Cyber Security career ladder. They earn a salary, gain real-world skills and experience and simultaneously acquire a recognised qualification. Apprenticeships are ‘real jobs’, with real benefits, including a minimum of 20 days paid holiday. Students may also benefit from other employment-related benefits. Young people aged 16 and over, living in England and not in full-time education, can study/work towards an Apprenticeship.
They are job-specific, so what a student learns depends on the role that they are training for. An apprenticeship is a combination of off-the-job training, where students attend specific learning with a college, a Training Provider or other internal/external training for at least 20% of the time, alongside, on-the-job training in a workplace, to gain and develop valuable skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully achieve an apprenticeship in their chosen career.
Bootcamps are just one of several programmes being funded by the £2.5 billion National Skills Fund, and now the National Retraining Scheme, which cover entitlements to a first, full level-3 qualification for every adult.
The UK Skills Minister emphasised that employability, rather than simply education, will be at the core of the Bootcamps. They will last from 12 to 16 weeks, so will require quite intensive training, but will deliver valuable skills, which will lead to employment in the Digital sector, and in particular digital-based roles.Follow this link to find out more about UK Gov Skills Bootcamps.
The CyberHub Trust facilitates attendance at such Bootcamps, via partner BluescreenIT Ltd.Follow this link to find out more about UK Gov Skills Bootcamps run by BluescreenIT.
Programmes are offered to military personnel who are contemplating a return to civilian life, in order to re-train, re-skill, up-skill and find new careers. These are individuals with very specific skillsets, often in the field of cyber and many of whom already hold UK Government Security Clearance (SC, DV, etc.).
The Trust is ideally placed to offer a range of services, including courses and presentations, educational development including apprenticeships, mentoring, career shadowing and exposure to career opportunities through the Trust’s Partners, Sponsors and other potential Employers.
Among other opportunities, this will include AWS re/start, a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers. A technology background is not required, and the Programme is focused on unemployed or underemployed individuals, including military veterans and their families, and young people.Follow this link to find out more about AWS re/start.
BluescreenIT Ltd. has been an accredited ELCAS Resettlement vendor, providing ELCAS-funded training programmes to support UK Ministry of Defence personnel transition into commercial operations. The MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme provides financial support in each of a maximum of three separate financial years for higher level learning of a nationally recognised qualification at Level-3 or above (or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider).Follow this link to read about how to take advantage of these services.