|Date:||Friday 16th March 2018|
|Time:||12:45 – 15:45|
|Venue:||Repton School, The Lodge, Repton, Derbyshire, DE65 6FH|
|Cost:||There is no charge for this meeting|
|Topic:||Careers and opportunities in Cyber Security|
On Friday 16 March Repton School and Cambridge Occupational Analysts will host the Cyber Careers Conference at Repton. The conference is part of the UK government’s CyberFirst initiative which is designed to address the cyber skills gap by promoting cyber careers and inspiring the next generation of security experts. As a continuously developing field, cyber security offers a wide range of stimulating careers and opportunities for pupils who want to make a difference.
CyberFirst was first launched in March 2015 as a pilot scheme to identify individuals with the aptitude to become cyber security experts and to work in the fight against cybercrime and cyberattack. The scheme, which initially sponsored 20 university students, plans to have 1,000 CyberFirst students by 2020. A joint government and industry student scheme, the CyberFirst initiative now includes a wide range of activities including; a bursary scheme, a girls-only competition and free residential and non-residential courses aimed at 12-14, 14-15, 15-16 and 16-17 year-olds.
CyberFirst representatives will lead the Cyber Careers Conference, with the opportunity for hands-on learning using resources developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
The Cyber Careers Conference is open to Careers Advisers and Teachers, particularly those who teach Computer Science, Maths and Languages, and will begin with a light buffet lunch at 12.45 followed by talks from 13.45.