Lower V explore the future

Posted: 23rd January 2018

Cyber Careers Show

Mr Dellow, Head of e-Learning and ICT reports on the recent visit of Lower V to the Cyber Careers Show:

‘The cyber security industry in the UK estimates that only 9% of its employees are female. The government and other agencies have responded to this and are offering a wide range of pathways for school students. In the next couple of years the cyber security industry will require a significant number of cyber security enthusiasts to fill thousands of job roles.

On Wednesday 17th January we visited the Cyber Careers Show held at the fantastic IET building in Savoy Place, London. Our five Lower V girls had the chance to hear talks from some of the industry’s leading practitioners as well as rub shoulders with some of the fascinating people from GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) and NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). They learnt about a number of summer school courses as well as a number of competitions taking place later in the year.

This was a valuable event to explore with exhibitors including Cyber Security Challenge UK, BT, BAE, IBM, Royal Holloway University, and the UK Government.  There were a series of informal bite-sized briefings and talks throughout the day delivered by leading experts. Topics included: Thinking Securely; How to land your dream job in cyber security; What do cyber security careers look like and where do I start?

In addition, our Lower IV girls should look out for the Cyberfirst girls coding competition which launches at the end of the month. Team entries begin this week.’

Categories: Senior Whole School