Cyber Insights Summer School - Registration of Interest Ref. 2396

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Does the world of Cyber intrigue you? Do you want to understand how the internet works in more detail? Do you have an aptitude for problem solving and coding? Have you considered a career in Cyber Intelligence?

GCHQ is keen to invest in enhancing your talent and Cyber skills. On our unique Summer School, you’ll get an insight into how GCHQ uses innovative technologies. You’ll get the chance to see how your passion for technology could help protect the UK.

It is a great opportunity to learn through structured teaching with extensive hands-on practical and experimental learning. You’ll grow and further your knowledge in Network Fundamentals, Malware Analysis, Pen Testing, Web Hacking, C and Python Programming.

You’ll receive a summer placement payment of £300 per week plus accommodation, for the ten-week course which runs from the Monday 4 July – Friday 9 September 2022. If you have the aptitude and enthusiasm we’re looking for we may offer you the chance to join another of our development programmes, or even a job.
Please note that accommodation consists of single occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen area and within a mixed sex building.

Together with a team of talented people, you’ll be given a challenging and rewarding summer like no other. All we require is that you are graduating between summers 2023-2026 and are on track for a 2.2 degree of a Joint Honours degree in a STEM subject.

If you’re curious about technology and are ready to learn something new, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Register your interest now and we will email you when the recruitment campaign is launched in November.

The application window for the Cyber Insights Summer School will open on Wednesday 17th November. In the meantime, we encourage:

· All those from an ethnic minority background *
· Women (of any background) *

To register their interest in this forthcoming opportunity.


*Please note that we are confining registrations of interest to the above groups only, due to their current under-representation in our workforce.

A registration of interest does not constitute a job application, nor will such registration have any bearing upon the recruitment process itself.  

Any individuals who register their interest and who decide subsequently to apply for the Cyber Insights Summer School will need to complete an application form once the window for applications has opened.

Once the application window has opened, we will welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, disability and/or any other characteristic(s).  All applications will be assessed solely on merit.