The NDEC Women in Cyber Virtual Work Experience Day (10:00 - 14:00)

National Digital Exploitation Centre

Available Between
8
Mar
2021
8
Mar
2021

The National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) is a joint initiative by the Welsh Government, tech company Thales, and the University of South Wales, to support digital growth across Wales. It does this by providing expertise in cyber security, project space and support, and research and development opportunities, along with education and training to help people into the industry, or to grow their personal cyber skills.

Currently, only 31% of the cyber security workforce in the UK are women, so for International Women`s Day, the NDEC will virtually open its doors to show female students what it is like to work in the sector in an effort to inspire them to consider a future in cyber!

This experience is aimed at female students in Wales aged 14+ however, it is open to application to female students across the whole of the UK.

The day will include:

  • An introduction to cyber security and the NDEC
  • Hands on activities to give you a taste of what cyber involves
  • Inspiring talks from women working in a range of cyber organisations
  • Informative lectures about interesting cyber topics
  • Opportunities to network with other girls interested in cyber
  • Loads of information about employers and study opportunities in the sector
  • Further opportunities for building your skills and gaining work experience in cyber

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Problem solving
IT skills

Great For Students Who Are:

Interested in learning industry basics
Inquisitive
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things
Interested in problem solving
Enthusiastic

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
1
Passion: What cause(s) are you are passionate about? Please also explain why.

2
Tell me about a time you achieved something you didn’t think you could.

3
Which of your skills would you like to improve?