Under the mentoring scheme, volunteering employees from the cyber security profession will act as mentors for recent graduates and students interested in a cyber security career.

The mentoring support might include advice about cyber roles, skills requirements and training opportunities, help with CVs and interview preparation, work shadowing or a short placement.

Cyber Security Challenge UK is working with Extra Paddle – a dedicated new online mentoring platform. Extra Paddle aims to bring together mentors and mentees wherever they are located. A mentoring session could take place via telephone, Skype, on line or face to face. This will significantly support those who live remotely from their mentor but are keen to get support.