GCHQ's Cheltenham building [Credit Crown Copyright. Reproduced with permission of Director GCHQ].

GCHQ Cyber Summer Schools open for applications

This summer, UK students have the chance to immerse themselves in the world of intelligence by living and learning at one of GCHQ’s Cyber Summer Schools. 

Now in its second year, the Summer Schools programme offers successful applicants a chance to develop their own cyber skills, learn how GCHQ protects the UK against cyber threats and meet other people with similar interests. In addition, the students will be paid £250 a week.

As demand is high, this year the summer schools will be based across four UK sites rather than two. The Cheltenham-based school, Cyber Insiders, runs from 4 July to 9 September and gives first or second-year university students studying computer science, maths or physics (or related subjects) the chance to learn from some of the world’s best cybersecurity experts.

Cyber Exposure, which runs from 11 July to 19 August at sites in Scarborough, Manchester and Thames Valley, is open to students studying any subject who have five GCSEs, including Maths and English, and are also on track to achieve two A Levels at C grade or higher (or equivalent).

At the end of the placements, students may be offered the opportunity to apply for future summer schemes or permanent roles at GCHQ.

Applications are now open, to find out more visit www.gchq-careers.co.uk.

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