Cyber Ready

Developing Cyber Talent

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Introduction to Cyber Ready

Cyber Ready is an award-winning 6-month conversion course designed to ensure all programme candidates gain the knowledge, skills, and certifications to supercharge their cyber security career.

The flipped-classroom approach combines classroom and online learning methods and is designed to encourage applications from candidates who may have other commitment and time limitations.

Cyber Ready launched in 2018 and has since impacted approximately 200 individuals from across the UK and Middle East.


Who is Cyber Ready for?

  • Parents and Carers
  • Those returning to employment with some prior IT experience
  • Those engaging with IT as a hobby
  • IT Professionals seeking work or facing redundancy
  • First line IT technicians
  • IT Graduates struggling to secure employment

What to Expect?

Applicants will be expected to go through a rigorous selection process and will be judged on their individual merits.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Undertake a 6-month intensive study programme
  • Utilise official CompTIA content to complete their learning
  • Meet weekly online learning targets
  • Attend monthly in-person Saturday workshops
  • Carry out career development activities such as LinkedIn profile updates, CV building, and interview practice
  • Commit to taking the CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA CySA+ certification exams
  • Be motivated to progress into a cyber security related job role

Success stories

You can find testimonials from some of our successful candidates here.

Why Cyber Ready Matters

According to the Cyber security skills in the UK labour market, July 2023:

  • 37% of Vacancies are unfilled due to lack of technical skills
  • 50% of UK businesses lack basic technical skills
  • 17% of the UK cyber workforce are women
  • 22% of the UK cyber workforce are from ethnic minorities
  • 12% of the UK cyber workforce are neurodivergent
  • Only 14% of Women and 14% of those from an ethnic minority background are in Senior Roles

Cyber Ready develops diverse cyber security professionals that function as technical cyber security analysts, who rapidly progress into leadership roles. Thereby, acting as role models to encourage others to pursue cyber security careers.

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