CyberFirst Bursary and Degree Apprenticeship

Created:  20 Aug 2016
Updated:  11 Jun 2018
Please be aware that applications for the CyberFirst Bursary and Degree Apprenticeships will open in September 2018.
CyberFirst offers students a real choice after their A Levels. A CyberFirst Bursary offers undergraduates £4,000 per year financial assistance and paid cyber security work experience to help kick start their career in cyber. A CyberFirst Degree Apprenticeship allows undergraduates to earn whilst they learn, ready for a job with the UK Intelligence Community.

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CyberFirst Bursary (currently closed - will open in September 2018)

CyberFirst is a student scheme inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which aims to support and prepare undergraduates for a career in cyber security. NCSC partners with other government departments and selected industry, offer students £4,000 per year and paid cyber skills training to help you kick start a career in cyber security.

Students currently in their first year of university study and those applying for a university place in September 2018 were able to apply for a Student Bursary and Development scheme.

The deadline for bursary applications has passed and is now closed. Applications will reopen in September 2018.


CyberFirst Degree Apprenticeship (currently closed - will open in September 2018)

The CyberFirst Degree Level Apprenticeship is a NEW three year apprenticeship where you’ll get exposure to some of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies along with practical insights into the innovative ways we use them to provide cyber security to our customers. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to earn while you learn, with a salary and all the benefits that you would expect from a Civil Service organisation.

For students expecting (or holding) A Level grades in any subject at grade C or above (or equivalent) and have a minimum of 2 IGCSE/GCSE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) subjects at grade B or above including IGCSE/GCSE in maths.

The deadline for apprenticeship applications has passed and is now closed. Applications will reopen in September 2018.


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