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Smallpeice Trust and GCHQ offer free courses to 16-17 yr olds

Summer 2016 CyberFirst Futures

The Smallpeice Trust has partnered with the GCHQ security agency to inspire, engage and enlist a generation of teenage tech wizards by creating a series of unique FREE courses across the UK.   

Taking place in the summer at six leading Universities, the four day CyberFirst Futures residential courses will offer 300 16-17 year old’s (Year 12 / S6) students the opportunity to work closely with experts from the GCHQ, The Smallpeice Trust and academia – gaining an insight into the importance of cyber security and to learn first-hand experience in defending against a cyber-attack. Details of the courses can be found by clicking the links below.

Locations and dates:

Lancaster University 19-22nd July

Glasgow Caledonia 26-29th July

University of Birmingham (Girls only) 1-4th August

Plymouth University 8-11 August

Surrey University 15-18th August

Cardiff University 22-25th August

Students must be British nationals and have 5 GCSE’s grade C or above (must include Maths and Science)

The cyber sector has seen great investment in recent years and the UK now earns £2bn in cyber security exports.  This emerging sector is driving the need for new recruits with good Maths and STEM skills, as cyber security will become a key component for many businesses home and individuals.

Places are FREE (50 places per location) and will be allocated on a first come basis provided the criteria is met.

Any questions please contact the team on 01926 333 203 or

Actuarial Apprenticeship with Aon

Aon plc is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services.

Apply now for start date September 2016. This apprenticeship will lead to an Actuarial level 4 qualification. The company is located within Glasgow.

Minimum qualification requirements: 260 UCAS points from top three Highers including a grade B or above in a Maths-related subject (e.g. economics) and five grade A*-C National 5’s including Maths and English.

Please click link for further information

Actuarial Apprenticeship with Aon – Glasgow