New talent

Initiatives aimed at developing the cyber security capabilities of the UK workforce (and prospective workforce).


  • Academic Centres of Excellence - PhD student scheme

    Information10 Sep 2018TopicsResearch, New talent

    Since 2012, the NCSC (a part of GCHQ) has been sponsoring PhD students to undertake cyber security-related research.

  • CyberFirst Bursary and Degree Apprenticeship

    Information03 Sep 2018TopicsNew talent

    Applications now open for CyberFirst Bursaries and Degree Apprenticeships!

    CyberFirst offers students a real choice after their A Levels or whilst at University. 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 ...

  • CyberFirst courses

    Information23 Aug 2018TopicsNew talent

    Our Autumn courses are now available. Bookings for the 2019 CyberFirst Summer Courses will be available in April.

    Short courses designed to introduce 11-17 year olds to the world of cyber security.

  • Our commitment to the CCP scheme

    Our commitment to the CCP scheme

    Blog post06 Aug 2018AuthorAnne WTopicsSkills and training, The NCSC, New talent

    The NCSC is not turning its back on the Cyber Certified Professional Scheme. Quite the opposite, in fact...!

  • CyberFirst in Wales

    Welsh pupils learning cyber skills at GCHQ summer school

    News31 Jul 2018TopicsThe NCSC, New talent

    Teenagers are gaining a fascinating insight into the world of cyber security as they take part in a GCHQ cyber security summer school in Wales.

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