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What is the Government’s Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is a Government initiative that was introduced in the Summer of 2020 to help young people to get on the career ladder, gain invaluable work experience and unlock their potential.

The scheme has provided employers across private, public and non-profit organisations with the funding to create new and exciting placements for young people to immerse themselves in whilst being paid National Minimum Wage or National Living Page (depending on the participant’s age).

The duration of the Kickstart Job Scheme is 6 months, and participants will be required to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, with the potential to become full-time employed thereafter.

Am I eligible for the scheme?

To meet the Government’s criteria for the Kickstart Scheme, potential participants should be 16 to 24 years of age and be receiving Universal Credit.

Kickstart Scheme vacancies & how to apply

Following our acceptance as a Kickstart Scheme Employer, we have 4 Sales Lead Generation & 1 Digital Marketing Assistant role available.

If you would like to find out more about these positions and are interested in applying, please speak to your Work Coach who’ll be able to refer you.

Why Cybersecurity is a good career

Not sure about our roles but interested in the scheme? Here are 6 reasons why you should consider a role within the Cybersecurity industry.

It is an ever-evolving industry

Due to the new technologies being developed and new risks emerging, the scope of what Cybersecurity encompasses is continually expanding. As a result, the learning process is ongoing, helping professionals in the industry to remain both challenged and engaged.

Unlimited opportunity for learning and professional growth

Once you have a good understanding of the concept of Cybersecurity and its key elements, it is possible to move across into the different areas within a Cybersecurity business; whether that is Sales, Marketing, Security or Data Protection Consulting or Penetration Testing.

Most Cybersecurity professionals typically start out in generalist Cybersecurity roles, moving into Cybersecurity from an Information Technology role and becoming more specialist over time as they gain more first-hand experience within the industry itself.

There is high demand for Cybersecurity specialists

Over the last 5 years, the demand for Cybersecurity professionals has increased significantly in alignment with the increased risks that have emerged due to the combination of technological advancements and the need for remote working due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Every single day is different

In the world of Cybersecurity, no two days are the same. There are always different situations and technologies to handle. Cybersecurity specialists also get the opportunity to work with clients across different industries which can sometimes present some really exciting and interesting projects to work on.

There is a lot of collaboration and problem solving involved

Due to the different elements of Cybersecurity and the scale of project requirements, there is naturally a lot of collaboration with colleagues and clients to reach the desired outcome.

The complex nature of Cybersecurity also means that problem solving is an important skill to have. Whilst there are tried and tested principles to follow, there is a level of thinking outside the box that is required in terms of taking the right approach, and this will vary from one project to another.

Cybersecurity matters and your work has a profound impact on individuals and businesses

Without Cybersecurity professionals, individuals and organisations alike would be more vulnerable to security breaches and data theft. In an age where a lot of businesses are online, more people are working from home and cybercrime is on the rise, the importance of Cybersecurity has skyrocketed.

Through successfully marketing and selling Cybersecurity services into a company, you are allowing them to make changes to future proof their business’ security solutions, prevent malicious attacks and internal threats.