What THIS PROGRAMME OFFERS
A Job and a money-back guarantee makes this Cyber Security placement programme stand out
Due to contracts across the UK, we supply our partner company with up to 50 new IT professionals each month to work on different contracts for clients where they provide IT services.
You pay for your studies and invest in yourself and we guarantee to get you your first IT job working for our partner company and then you continue your studies. You progress your studies from IT technical to Networking and then onto Cyber Security.
Ideal if you are looking for your first job in IT and want to progress and build a career in Cyber Security.
The hype around cyber security is real!
With the world turning more and more to a reliance on IT systems and organisations migrating to web-based applications, the threat of data breaches and system compromises are real. Recent surveys have estimated that the total security threat to online IT systems rises by 20% each year, and in some areas the percentage is even higher! The UK alone is said to double its attacks to IT systems on a yearly basis.
Due to this fact, the need for experienced IT security professionals is in a state of ever-increasing demand.
The Cyber security Placement Programme follows the same pathway as our IT Field Technician Placement Programme and also offers a job opportunity to work with our partner company as an IT Field Technician. Our partner company is a leading technical services business with contracts across the UK.
Cyber security careers will typically begin after 2-3 years’ experience working within IT and our courses are designed to send you on a career track which will fast track you into cyber security.
WHO IS IT FOR?
You need no prior experience working in IT to be eligible for our Cyber Security Placement Programme as initially it follows the same path as the IT Technician Placement Programme, simply an interest and desire to work on the technical side of IT and the drive to continue studying to build a cyber career.
SUPPORT FROM PROFESSIONALS
From the moment you register with us, you will have the guidance and advice you need to successfully qualify and find work in your new career. Our specialist recruitment consultants support you each step of your job seeking journey while our qualified tutors and mentors provide you with all the support you need to learn new skills and qualify.
ALL THE SUPPORT AND HELP YOU NEED, YOU WILL HAVE:
- A qualified tutor to provide support with course questions
- Your own mentor to pro-actively support and motivate you
- A personalised study plan to help make studying easier
- Get practical experience on live equipment using cutting-edge live labs
- Heaps of revision questions and quizzes
- Exam revision support
- 5 official CompTIA Exams (see FAQs below for further info)
- Engaging tutor-led online learning you can access 24/7
PLUS, YOU GET THE FOLLOWING CAREER SERVICES AND SUPPORT:
- Job/money-back guarantee
- Access to a job in IT with our partner company
- Your own specialist recruitment consultant
- A professional CV review and rewrite
- An updated LinkedIn profile
- Interview support
- Job seeking support
Start working while you are studying…
Courses Included in this Package:
Below are the core courses of this package, other courses could be added to help you gain extra knowledge and skills. Also see the FAQs below for further information.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals
CompTIA IT Fundamentals is an introduction to basic knowledge and skills that lays the foundation for you to go on and study the CompTIA A+
A+ is the starting point for a professional career in IT, certifying foundation technical skills in IT and Support.
We help you start working in your first IT job straight after passing both CompTIA A+ exams.
We help you start working in your first IT job straight after completing the CompTIA A+ course, passing an internal exam and attending an assessment day. You can then carry on with your studies.
Network+ certifies the essential skills needed to confidently, design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices.
Microsoft Windows 10
As most corporates uses Windows 10 as their operating system of choice, this course adds to your armoury of skills
Security+ provides the global benchmark for best practices in IT network and operational security.
Cybersecurity Analyst applies behavioural analytics to improve the overall state of IT Security.
Career Path and Possible Annual Salaries
CYBER PLACEMENT FAQS
These are some of our most frequently asked questions. Please fill out the form below for one of our Career Advisors to call you to answer any further questions you have and to help you get your new career journey started.
How do I pay for my training?
To make investing in your career easy, we offer 3 options to pay for your studies. If you pay in full or via our finance option with Omni Finance, you have your exams included. If you pay using our third option which is monthly spread payments, then exams are not included. However, with the spread payment option, you can book and pay for your exams at any time as long as this is done within one year of registering. Our Advisors will help you through the payment process and make joining our programme easy.
Are you courses accredited?
Our multi-media, tutor-led courses follow official curriculum and prepare you to take the official exams. We are also a CompTIA Partner and authorised training centre for BCS (British Computer Society), PeopleCert, EC-Council and APMG.
Are exams included?
Five official CompTIA exams are included. These include the two CompTIA A+ exams, CompTIA Network+ exam, CompTIA Security+ exam and the CompTIA CySA+ exam if you are paying in full or via Omni Finance. If you are paying via monthly spread payments, you will not have exams included, but can purchase and book your exams at any time.
What support do you provide?
You are supported by a team of tutors, mentors and recruitment consultants to help you qualify and get work in a professional IT environment.
You have access to live labs where you can practice what you have learned on live IT equipment.
Why will I benefit working for your partner company?
Our partner company is a technical services company established over 30 years ago that provides technical services to some of the biggest private and public sector organisations across the UK. You will benefit from hands on practical experience in a professional IT environment which will enable you to grow your professional portfolio of skills.
Why do I need UK drivers’ licence and car for your partner company?
To be put forward to our partner company, you must have a UK driver’s licence and a car. Some organisations are not easily accessible via public transport. As a field technician, you will at times be required to transport IT equipment and also drive a hire car/van. If, however, you live within the M25, there may be some opportunities at our partner company that do not require a driver's licence, these opportunities will however be limited.
Are exams important?
Although we can place you with our partner company before you have taken your official CompTIA A+ exams, most companies now require entry level IT staff to be CompTIA A+ certified as a minimum. CompTIA A+ is the global de facto certification for entry level IT technicians and IT Support professionals. Having passed official exams validates the skills and knowledge you have. Each new exam you pass and add to your CV, adds further value to you and helps you earn more. You are more valuable to your employer with a higher skill set. Your CV also stands out in the job market making it easier for you to secure a promotion or new opportunity.
How long do I have to take my exams?
You must pass all your exams within 2 years of registering for this study package.
How long before I can start working?
The quickest route to start working is with our partner company as we can get you working before you take your CompTIA A+ exams. You study the CompTIA A+ course, pass our internal assessment and attend our partner company’s assessment day. Most students are offered a contract within a few weeks of attending the assessment day. Your other alternative is to work with our recruitment team however, they will only work with you once you have passed your CompTIA A+ exams and your Network+ exam. At this stage you now have the skills most employer’s want from entry level staff.
How does your money back guarantee work?
Although we can place you in our partner company prior to passing your CompTIA A+ exams, to qualify for the money back guarantee you must pass both CompTIA A+ exams, the CompTIA Network+ exam, the CompTIA Security+ exam and the CompTIA CySA+ exam within 2 years of registering with us and not be offered a job in IT within your 2 year study period + 6 months, then we will refund your study package cost less exam costs, this is subject to you conducting yourself in a professional manner, accepting reasonable job offers and working proactively with our recruitment team to secure a job with our partner company or elsewhere. It is also subject to you paying your study package in full and If you are paying via spread payments, it is subject to you not missing any monthly payments. Our Terms and Conditions / Terms of Learning also apply.
Once I have completed all my exams, can I study further?
For the next stage of your studies and to focus your career in Cyber Security, you must consider specialist courses like the CompTIA PenTest+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker depending on what level and area of Cyber Security you want to specialise in. In addition to these, we have a vast range of accredited intermediate and advanced level Cyber Security courses for you to further your career, once completing this package.
What is the best study path for me initially?
Start with CompTIA A+, followed by CompTIA Network+, then the CompTIA Security+ and lastly then the CompTIA CySA+. That will give you a solid foundation in technical, networking and IT Security.
Can you tailor a study package for me?
Yes, we can tailor a study package for you based on your experience level or taking into consideration studies you have already completed.
I’m already working, can I study around my current job?
Yes, this study and placement programme is flexible and designed for career starters and career changers that might be working in jobs that do not align with their career goals.
If I run out of time, can I renew my training?
You can renew your studies for another year if you need to. You can also add other courses to meet your career requirements. We have a renewals team and a renewals advisor will be in contact as you near the end of your study term.
What if I have other questions?
Please fill the form in below and one of our Advisors will call you and help answer any questions you have.