Industry 100 - FAQ

Created:  19 Mar 2018
Updated:  19 Mar 2018
Frequently asked questions around the NCSC’s Industry 100 initiative.

Why is the scheme called Industry 100?

In the 2017/2018 financial year, the NCSC will collaborate with at least 100 industry professionals.


What’s in it for Industry?

An opportunity to challenge and help shape government thinking on cyber issues as well as building a network of professionals across government and the wider cyber community.

Industry 100 also gives organisations an opportunity to demonstrate they are treating cyber security as a top priority and are actively contributing to better information sharing and protection of the UK.

By working with the NCSC and other industry experts, organisations can help promote the knowledge exchange and insight across sectors.


Do Industry 100 secondees get paid by the NCSC?

No. Companies are expected to continue to pay salaries for secondees.

This ensures secondees maintain their independence so they can provide a constructive challenge whilst in the role.

How are roles advertised?

All roles are advertised publicly on the NCSC website and are open to any organisation to apply.

View available Industry 100 roles

What kind of companies and secondees are you looking for?

Diversity is key to Industry 100. The NCSC is looking for people from every background working in companies of every size - from SMEs to multi-nationals across all sectors.

The NCSC needs creative thinkers who can adapt quickly to working in different teams, grasp complex issues and offer uncomplicated solutions. Teamwork and good communications skills are essential. Companies/organisations already involved are TLM Nexus, MasterCard, Barclays, Roke, BT, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, CISCO, HSF, FSISAC


What is the working commitment?

Roles will typically involve people coming to work part time within NCSC teams but may also include bespoke projects and events.

An example of this may be a work pattern of two days a week over a six-month period, though this can vary and flexibility around working patterns is always possible.

The NCSC recognises that constructive challenge can come in different forms so ideas for innovative ways of working with this initiative are welcome.

Following their placement period, secondees will return to the private sector and can draw on their NCSC experience to drive change within industry.

The NCSC will be keeping in touch with Industry 100 alumni through a planned events programme.


Where are the roles based?

Most posts are in central London (near Victoria station) but some roles are also available in Gloucester. 

In certain circumstances remote working is also possible.


What is the citizenship criteria for Industry 100?

All applicants must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 5 years. 


What is the recruitment process?

Candidates should send a CV and will then typically be expected to attend an interview and testing for certain roles. Successful applicants will also be required to gain a security clearance. The expected timeframe from acceptance to starting the role is roughly 12 weeks.

An agreement will also be signed between the secondee, their company and the NCSC.


How is Industry 100 evaluated?

The NCSC will work with all secondees to collect feedback on their experiences in order for Industry 100 to evolve and improve.


Where can I find more information?

You can email or visit

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