Cyber stars of the future
News article - 17 Dec 2015
GCHQ is always looking for new talent to help us keep the UK safe and secure in the cyber age. We’re not the only organisation that is looking for cyber talent, as it is a rapidly growing field and the UK faces a severe skills shortage in this area.
Only one in ten of the current global cyber workforce are women. These figures aren’t great for an organisation like ours that values diversity and different ways of thinking to help us tackle the tough problems we face.
That’s why we’re teaming up with the National Crime Agency, DSTL, Cabinet Office and others to deliver a new national cyber careers event for female undergraduates studying Computer Science, Maths, Physics or related subjects. The Women In Cyber 16 event will be held on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at University of Birmingham. It’s a chance to learn more about opportunities in this fast-growing profession, whether at GCHQ or elsewhere.
To attend WIC16, you have to register in advance. See the website for more details on entry criteria and to earn a place. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to find out about a career in cyber; registration closes on 18th Jan 2016.
Additionally, we will be running the Cyber Insiders Summer School in 2016 aimed at all undergraduate students reading any of the above subjects. The placement offers paid attendance at a unique 10-week Cyber development programme designed by GCHQ and gives students a taste of a career in cyber within our organisation. Applications are open from the 18th January and more details can be found on our careers website.