As digital threats increase in both frequency and sophistication, the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. The significant skills gap within the sector possesses a substantial risk to the protective measures of businesses and institutions, impacting areas such as penetration testing, threat analysis, and wider workforce diversity.
Recognising the growing demand for talent, NormCyber, a leading managed cyber security service provider, has been at the forefront of empowering students with the skills and experience needed to excel in this dynamic field through their innovative apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeships have long been revered as a pathway to gaining practical, hands-on experience in a chosen field while simultaneously pursuing academic qualifications. At NormCyber, apprenticeships are not just about learning the ropes, they are about immersing oneself in the world of cyber security, tackling real-world challenges, and honing the skills necessary to thrive in this constantly changing landscape.
What are the advantages of apprenticeships?
One of the most significant advantages of embarking on an apprenticeship journey with NormCyber is the exposure to a diverse range of cyber security roles and responsibilities. From penetration testing and vulnerability assessments to security consulting and incident response, apprentices have the chance to explore various facets of cyber security under the guidance of seasoned professionals. This hands-on experience not only allows apprentices to apply theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios, but also helps them discover their passion and aptitude for different areas within the field.
“From personal experience, apprenticeships are a great way of being introduced to and developing first-hand experience within your chosen industry. Through my apprenticeship, I was given many opportunities to learn, develop my knowledge, but mainly the practical experiences of the workplace and industries I was involved in. This exposure to the working environment ultimately led me to my current position I hold at NormCyber.”
Owen Lashley, Microsoft Solutions Consultant, NormCyber Limited
One of the key messages that NormCyber aims to convey to students considering a career in cyber security is the sheer breadth of opportunities available within the industry. Contrary to popular belief, cyber security is not limited to coding and programming; it encompasses a wide range of roles spanning risk analysis and compliance to digital forensics and security architecture. By exposing apprentices to this diverse array of career paths, NormCyber aims to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals and empower them to pursue their passions within the field.