CyberFirst - Call for Views


The government is asking for views on the future of the successful CyberFirst programme, including how the programme can be scaled to inspire future talent.

The CyberFirst programme was established in 2015, as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy, to identify and nurture exceptional young talent from across the UK that could fill the growing skills shortage in cyber security.

The programme has been successful and has expanded to offer a wide range of learning and careers activities, which have been supported by over 250 industry, government, education, and academic partners.

The programme is now established, but a new approach is needed to ensure the programme can successfully scale and maximise the available opportunities.

The specific aims for the Call for Views are to:

  • Seek views on the future direction of CyberFirst
  • Seek views on the creation of a new alternatively-led organisation to take over CyberFirst delivery and achieve scale
  • Seek views on continuing role of government to support scaled and sustained delivery.
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