CyberFirst is GCHQ’s programme that will deliver a broad range of activities to identify and support talented young people through their education and highlight exciting career opportunities in Cyber.

Undergraduate Student Bursaries

This includes bursaries of £4,000 each year to support new undergraduates, starting in Autumn 2016 for successful applicants. This will also include mentoring, paid summer work and the possibility of 3 years work in a cyber security role following graduation.

CyberFirst opportunities for 14 – 18 year olds

  • A series of girls only development days to inspire 14/15 year olds to consider a career in the field.
  • CyberFirst Futures residential course delivered with the Smallpiece Trust to give hands on experience in understanding vulnerabilities and protecting networks to 16/17 year olds.
  • CyberFirst Advanced for 18 year olds is a free, 3-week residential course.  From ethics to programming you’ll be taught new skills and be able to use them in a supportive environment.