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UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration Request for Proposal (RFP) for Commercial Partnerships Support

Published: 1 September 2023

UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3), is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced organisations to assist us in developing and managing commercial partnerships.

Contract summary



  • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

1 September 2023

Closing date

15 September 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

2 October 2023

Contract end date

30 May 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?


More information


Dot Cyber Summit 2023

Published: 25th August

Jordan will be hosting its first DOT Cyber Summit on 25 September.

Leading organizer is Jordan’s National Cyber Security Center in partnership with int@j [Jordan’s Technology Association]. The event will be under the Patronage of HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II.

For details and agenda Dot Cyber Summit | Amman | Sep 25.
They are inviting speakers and participants and expecting 400 local and regional participation.
If you are interested in participating, please let us know and we will make introductions to the organisers

DSIT Survey

Published: 14th August 2023

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

We would like to invite you to participate in our survey, designed to gather valuable insights on the cyber security practices of suppliers providing connected places products and services in the UK.

Please follow the link to participate: 

National Software Academy Projects

Published: 7th August 2023

The National Software Academy are looking for projects for the new academic session.  
Projects are one of the key features of the Academy and one that, we hope, will help us continue to produce extremely well-qualified graduates.  If you are seeking to recruit graduate software engineers in the next 12 months, then sponsoring a project is an excellent way of building relationships with students.


Lunch & Learn
In addition to the projects, we have other opportunities to engage with the students, particularly through lunch and learn sessions and also through delivering case studies to students, particularly those in the final year. 
If you have a project or other engagement that you would like to propose, then please use the link below to send outline details to us for consideration by the academic team:


(Please can you submit project proposals no later than 11th September 2023)


Related to this, we would like to invite you to a networking session on Thursday 31st August where you can discuss your ideas for projects, lunch and learns, case studies and placements with our academic team.  Our MSc students will also be showcasing the projects that they have been working on over this summer.  We hope that you, or one of your colleagues, will be able to attend.  Until our new space is ready, and as our furniture is all packed, we invite you to an attend in Abacws building.  
Please sign up to the networking session using the link below:

Women in Cyber Newsletter - August 2023

Published: 4th August 2023

Dear friends

With the summer almost upon us, there is time for one last mailing before we sign off for a break. Just a few bits of news for you before we go:

CyBOK Showcase

On 18 September 2023, the CyBOK (Cyber Security Body of Knowledge) project is holding an external in-person event in Cardiff in partnership with the UK Cyber Security Council. Join us to find out more about the latest news from the project, including:

  • How CyBOK is evolving
  • CyBOK-funded projects
  • An update from the UK Cyber Security Council and specialisms
  • and more!

For more details and to register, visit the CyBOK website: 

Digital Security by Design (DSbD)

The Digital Security by Design Challenge has made a lot of progress and is now moving into a period of deeper connectivity across three sectors: Telecoms, Energy and Automotive Connectivity. Some useful talks from CyberUK are now available and can be found from the links below:

Their Mid-term report is also now available on the site.

Empowering Women to Lead Cyber Programme

We are still waiting for dates for this to run in Wales, but there are programmes across the UK if you are further afield. This latest podcast from TechUK covers the benefits of the programme and the importance of supporting women in this sector: 

Cyber Advisor Scheme

The Cyber Advisor scheme provides assurance that its members can offer excellent, reliable, independent and cost effective advice to small organisations wishing to implement the 5 Cyber Essentials Technical Controls, but lacking the in-house knowledge and skills to either do so themselves (or identify a 'good' supplier.)

In order to offer this NCSC-Assured service, an individual needs to pass the 'Certificate of Competence in Cyber Essentials Implementation'. More detailed information about the scheme is available here: and information about the assessment and what is required is available here:

There is an assessment centre happening in Cardiff on 12th September which currently has a few places still available. If you are interested you can find out more here:  

Next Women in Cyber Meeting 

We are hoping to run our next event in late September / October. As soon as we have a firm date we will let you know. 

Young Women in Cyber

It looks like we will see the launch of the Young Women in Cyber network in November. If you know of a young person aged 16-25 who would like to join the event please ask them to register their interest in the network using this link:

For now, have a wonderful summer and see you in September!


Cofion cynnes | Kind regards  
Clare Johnson 
Sylfaenydd Menywod Mewn Seiber Cymru | Founder Women in Cyber Wales 

Recruitment to Cyber Trade mission - Singapore

Published: 4th August 2023

The Defence and Security Exports (DSE), in association with the British High Commission in Singapore will be organising a cyber trade mission during Singapore International Cyber Week (16 – 19 Oct 2023).
The programme will include visit to cybersecurity entrepreneur hub, B2B meetings with system integrators & Singapore cyber companies at GovWare exhibition. This will be a great opportunity to understand Singapore’s cyber landscape and identify potential projects/partners. For further details about the programme, please find the brochure attached.
Companies who have innovative cyber security solutions and on-going engagement with Singaporean stakeholders will be given preference. 
Kindly note there will be no fee associated to participate in this cyber trade mission, but the selected companies will need to cover their own expenses (e.g flight, hotel, etc).

Funded Digital Apprenticeships - Cardiff Metropolitan University

Published: 2nd August 2023

Cardiff-Metropolitan-University-logo - Breathe:

Cardiff Metropolitan Unversity are offering Funded digital apprenticeships in the following subjects:

  • BSc Applied Data Science
  • BSc Applied Software Engineering
  • BSc Applied Cyber Security
Who is the funding for?
The funding can be used for both new apprentices coming into the business or existing staff who are looking to upskill to achieve a degree. Some may have already studied related qualifications at a lower level such as a Level 4 apprenticeship or a HNC/HND.  Previous qualifications could be used to enter the degree at a later stage meaning their time spent studying at the University is shorter.
How much funding is available?
The Government will pay a contribution of up to £27,000 per employee. This is £9000 a year over 3 years which is the equivalent to the full time tuition fee for University students. This does not have to be replayed should employees not complete the course.
How long does the course last?
The courses each last 3 years for anyone who enters with no previous University qualifications. For those with pre-standing qualifications they may be able to enter at a later stage via the recognition of prior learning which would shorten the course duration. .
What are the attendance requirements?
Apprentices will be required to attend University 1 day per week during term time at our Llandaff campus, this is for a total of 24 weeks of the year only.  

Learn more or register your interest here


Cyber Career Day - Volunteers Wanted!

Published: 2nd August 2023

We are looking for Volunteer Cluster members to help with an IT focussed career day!

When: 27th October 2023

Where: Penarth, Wales

Who: Anyone who has a career within cyber/ IT - However the school is particularly interested in volunteers to help cover on-line safety/security, coding and IT used in TV and film


The day will start with an Assembly talk from Cyber Wales with the schools Year 8 group, who will then be split into 5 groups of around 30 students to attend 1 hour interactive workshops held by the Employers.

The goal of the Cyber workshops is to encourage more students to take up ICT/ Computing as a GCSE option. 

If you think you can make a difference and inspire a career choice in cyber, or want to help organise some workshop activities and want to be involved please reach out to our Operations Manager Mikaela Jones who will provide more information.

CyberTech Europe 3rd-4th October 2023

Published: 31 July 2023

On October 03rd-04th, 2023, Cybertech Europe will return to La Nuvola Convention Center in Rome to take the main stage and discuss our new, multi-faceted world.

The Cybertech Europe conference and exhibition will feature the latest innovative solutions from dozens of companies and top-notch speakers including senior government officials, C-level executives, and industry trailblazers from Europe and around the world.
Find out more information here

Cyber Advisor Scheme

Published: 26th July 2023

IASME is partnering with the NCSC to deliver the Cyber Advisor scheme. It provides small and medium sized organisations with reliable and cost effective cyber security advice and practical support.


In the past, organisations seeking help from an NCSC approved cyber security expert tended to be very large and complex or be from the defence, security or banking industries or part of the critical national infrastructure. If your requirements are complex, or you operate in a nationally critical sector, see the NCSC Assured Cyber Security Consultancy scheme pages.


Today, expedited by the pandemic, the widespread adoption of digital technology for products and services has made basic cyber security essential to every business that connects to the internet. Accessibility to this protection contributes to the national security of the UK. Consequently, the NCSC aims to extend its reach to offer a trusted source of cyber security advice to a wider range of organisations.


Despite a growing emphasis on cyber security, many organisations often find it hard to choose the right help to meet current guidance. The Cyber Advisor scheme aims to ensure the understanding and application of trusted cyber security advice.


Find more information on how the scheme works and finding your cyber advisor here


Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Software Engineering

Published: 21st July 2023

The Degree apprenticeship programme is an opportunity for businesses and organisations in Wales to upskill existing staff (or new recruits) whilst in employment,  for them to earn & learn and in the end achieve a full BSc in Applied Software Engineering. The programme is fully funded by the Welsh Government (£27,000 over 3 years) so it's at no cost to the student/staff or the organisation.


The employers commitment is to release their member of staff from employment every Wednesday afternoon, the teaching takes place face-to-face at Swansea University during three trimesters (12 weeks/term), every Wednesday from 1pm - 8pm. The employer also needs to provide a work-based mentor who can provide guidance and support (but it's a light role).  


The next cohort is starting on the 20th September, so there is still time to consider this opportunity for this year. The next intake would be in September 2024. Anyone working in Wales (minimum of 30h/week) at least 51% of their time, are eligible to apply for this course and get the funding. 


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Provided by: Swansea University

Course Area: Wales

Course Type: Degree Apprenticeship

Start date: 22/09/2021

End date: 24/07/2024

Subjects: Computer Science, Software Engineering

Accredited by: BCS

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

This degree apprenticeship programme runs over three years, with three trimesters per year. During each trimester, apprentices attend the University from 1pm-8pm every Wednesday and undertake two traditional academic modules. Each Wednesday, there are 4 hours of lectures followed by 3 hours in the computer lab. Each academic module is assessed through lab-based tasks, take-home assignments, and a mid-term and end-term in-class test.

For each of the 12 academic modules that you undertake during the first two years, you are required to specify and carry out a small work-based project which is bespoke to your company and which demonstrates technology transfer of the academic knowledge and skills attained in that specific module. These work-based projects constitute 25% of the programme each year.

During the third year, you are required to specify and carry out one substantial work-based project –  accounting for 25% of your final-year assessment – which provides a digital product suitable for deploying in your company.

Who is this course for

Digital skills are important for all companies and organisations, be they large multinational corporations or micro-companies. This degree apprenticeship is thus specifically designed to cater for aspiring IT professionals in any company.

What will I learn

The 18 taught modules that you undertake together constitute the core of any traditional University BSc programme in Software Engineering, combining technical skills training involving a wide range of programming tools, methods and techniques with theoretical foundations and professional issues.

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FREE Digital Skills Bootcamps

Published: 21st July 2023

Institute of Coding Skills Bootcamps

Looking to upskill, reskill or retrain? Check out the collection of Skills Bootcamps offered by the Institute of Coding.


They are entirely free for learners and will help you build your tech skills.


Working across all universities in Wales to deliver these skills both virtually and in-person. Details of courses delivered in Bangor University, Wrexham Glyndwr University, University of South Wales, Aberystwyth University, University of Wales Trinity St David, Cardiff University and the Open University will be announced soon!


See what courses are available


Women In Cyber Cluster Meeting Wrap Up - July 2023

Published: 12th July 2023

Please find some information below following our Women in Cyber meeting held in Cardiff and online last week.
Thank you to those of you who were able to attend and a big thank you to all of our speakers, Sophie Kneeshaw, Holly Lidbury, Dr Elham Hassanain and Kevin Dainty. A special thank you also goes to Yulia Cherdantseva and the Cyber Innovation Hub for allowing us to use their rooms and for providing excellent refreshments.
Some of the updates included during the meeting are provided here.
Reed Women in Technology Mentoring Scheme
This scheme is highly successful and provides access to mentors, webinars and meetups. Kevin's slides are attached with details of how to find out more.
CyberFirst Wales
Holly explained how the CyberFirst Wales programme works, and how businesses can get involved in supporting the next generation of cyber talent. If you would like to get in touch with Holly for further information, please contact her on [email protected]. If you're based outside of Wales, Holly will be able to link you to your nearest equivalent.
Off Mute, a women in cyber podcast is written, hosted, recorded, and edited by Isabella, Sophie and Samantha (three cyber fast streamers in the Civil Service) in partnership with the Government Security Group! Off Mute's third guest is Lele, the Head of Government Risk and Compliance for Home Office Cyber Security. Lele discusses what governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is, balancing work and motherhood, and what good leadership looks like for her! Give it a listen and let the Off Mute team know what you think at [email protected] !
Survey on Women in Cryptography
During our meeting, Holly Proud-Street shared information about the research she is doing on Women in Cryptography. To find out more, read her LinkedIn post here:  or to go straight to the survey here: Well worth doing as it'll flex your memory too!
Those of you who attended will know that the Cyber Innovation Hub is looking at what support in terms of training it can provide to our network and women in the sector as a whole. We will keep you posted on any developments, but if you have any suggestions or comments, please do let us know and we will pass them on. We are also looking at potential training from Splunk and will follow up with further details in due course.
DSIT Cyber Runway - Grow & Scale
Cyber Runway is the UK’s largest accelerator for cyber entrepreneurs and companies in the country. Since its launch in 2021 it has supported more than 160 companies to gain the business skills, mentoring and connections they need to grow and scale. Applications are now open for Grow and Scale: 
Barclays Cyber Bridge
This scheme connects new businesses with established ones for support and mentoring. Applications are now open:
Cyber Sectoral Analysis 2024
A chance to have your say: This is an annual study that produces government statistics about the profile and growth of the UK cyber sector. Taking part will help to influence government policy and support in the area of cyber security. The study will be published on GOV.UK and is available to complete now: 
SANS Upskill in Cyber needs industry engagement. This programme upskills 250 individuals who gain GIAC certifications as part of their studies. SANS are hosting webinars on how industry partners can get involved, by interviewing graduates of the programme for entry level cyber security roles: 
In other news...
International Cyber Expo
Free tickets now available for this event, taking place in London, 26-27 September:
Young Women in Cyber
Remember you can still share details to join the Young Women in Cyber network, aimed at women aged between 16-25. We're speaking with the organiser and hoping to do a formal launch of the group later this year. The form to express an interest can be found here:
We are looking at September for our next meeting. If you'd like to contribute in any way, please do get in touch. In the meantime, enjoy the summer weather (fingers crossed) and apologies for the lengthy email!


Cofion cynnes | Kind regards  
Clare Johnson 
Sylfaenydd Menywod Mewn Seiber Cymru | Founder Women in Cyber Wales 

Wales Tech Week - 16-18 Oct 23 - Exhibitor

Published: 4th July 2023

Wales Tech Week 2023 will be an international, hybrid Tech Summit bringing together some of the world’s best tech minds to learn, connect and do business.


Wales Tech Week attendees come to learn, trade, level up their business, discover tech trends, and connect. Give your organisation the profile, promotion and access that only comes with plugging into the tech community and becoming a part of Wales Tech Week.


By becoming a Wales Tech Week Exhibitor you’ll unlock both a physical and a virtual exhibition as part of the Wales Tech Week 2023 experience. We are hosting a physical two day international Tech Summit followed by a unique Talent4Tech day to inspire and attract the next generation of tech talent. The Virtual Exhibition will be online from 16-31 October 2023 to give you further international exposure.


Benefits of Exhibiting:
• Your 15 second video ad on the Tech Box screen loop
• Connect with potential clients, partners, innovators, academia, and investors
• Showcase your innovations and products to an international audience
• Discover opportunities for business support and investment
• Attract and inspire tech talent during Talent4Tech
• Provides marketing, sales, and PR opportunities
• An opportunity to educate and inform on how your tech can transform for the better


The Wales Tech Week 2023 experience is streamlined and optimised to help you focus on showcasing your organisation. Once you have booked a stand with us, you will be directed to our Exhibition partner platform to confirm your design and details. The delivery and setup of your physical stand are included to bring your brand to life physically – and virtually. All you need to supply is the design!


Exhibitor Stand Options


Stand 5.0 - 4.5m - £7,500  (£7,250 for members)
Stand 4.0 - 3.9m - £5,000  (£4,750 for members)
Stand 3.0 - 3.0m - £4,000  (£3,750 for members)
Stand 2.0 - 2.4m - £3,000  (£2,750 for members)
Stand 1.0 - 1.5m - £2,500  (£2,250 for members)
Startup Alley - £250



As part of Wales Tech Week 2023, the Startup Alley zone will feature exciting Welsh tech startups to showcase incredible products, services, apps, and more. Successful applications will be able to Exhibit for just £250 ex VAT.  The Startup Alley zone will include a tabletop space and screen for each startup as well as a Virtual Exhibition on the Haia platform.

• The startup must be based in Wales, and
• The startup must be offering a tech based product or service, and
• The startup must have been founded between 2020 and 2023.

How to Apply
• Fill in the form on the Wales Tech Week website to apply and tell us about your startup.
• We will contact you to confirm if you have a place and send a booking confirmation.


Women in Cyber Wales Update - May 2023

Published: 25th May 2023

Dear friends
Next Women in Cyber meeting - in person and online - 6th July
We are looking at running our next Women in Cyber meeting as a hybrid online and in-person event from 11am on Thursday 6th July. More details to follow shortly, but we are hoping to host at Cardiff University in their new Sparc building, home to the Cyber Innovation Hub. We will have one or two guest speakers, and we will also provide an overview of the work of the Cyber Innovation Hub. There will be an opportunity to discuss cyber training needs with staff from the hub. An Eventbrite link will follow in the next few days, but please make a note of the date in your calendars for now.

SANS Upskill in Cyber

Once again SANS are offering free places on their Upskill in Cyber Programme, which is intended for people who have no experience in Cyber but are looking to join the sector. The programme is fully funded, lasts 10 weeks starting from 4th July and will arm you with two GIAC certifications. More details are available here: and if you are interested please email Caroline Locke on [email protected] to register your interest. Note that the 'Register' option on the website is not currently taking applications, so you must email Caroline directly.

Other training opportunities - Wales only

Welsh Government have several options for retraining available at no cost to the individual (subject to terms):

Personal Learning Accounts ( provide flexible and fully funded learning opportunities, with no upper cap on earnings for some selected digital skills courses. Options include online and in person learning. Coleg Gwent, for example, offer PLA courses in CompTIA Security+ and Cyber Security Analyst, as well as a number of AWS courses.

React Plus is an option for people who are out of work, including recent graduates, and those facing redundancy. This provides up to £1500 for retraining and more details can be found here: 

For employers, there is the Flexible Skills Programme ( This provides financial support to businesses looking to developing staff digital skills, and can provide up to 50% of training costs.

Job Opportunity

Please see this job opportunity from Stable (

Stable, a Microsoft Partner and a leading IT Consultancy based in Wales, is growing incredibly quickly.  We would like to invite you to come on the journey with us – to that end we have a new and exciting role in Information Assurance.  We are looking for individuals with experience or qualification in ISO 27001 to help support our Solutions Team.  If this is of interest and you would like to learn more, please contact Tegan on 029 21051 030.

Looking for work experience

Please see this request for work experience from one of our members:

Talented level 3 learner seeks work experience for her career in the cybersecurity industry. Having excelled at level 2 and is on target to complete with a Distinction, she is looking to spend some time this summer meeting other women in this extremely competitive and male dominated industry. She is a quiet but studious learner and would make a great assistant for someone willing to take her under their wing this Summer. Please contact her college lecturer [email protected].

Please let me know if there is anything you'd like me to add to our next mailing, and if you'd like to speak at one of our future meetings, I'd love to hear from you.


Cofion cynnes | Kind regards  


Clare Johnson 

Sylfaenydd Menywod Mewn Seiber Cymru | Founder Women in Cyber Wales 


Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.

City of London Cyber Innovation Challenge 2023

Published: 12th May 2023

Applications are now open for the Cyber Innovation Challenge 2023.


The City of London Corporation and City of London Police are hosting an innovation challenge to spur tech development in cyber security.


Cyber security impacts businesses and individuals across the globe.  Whether facilitating information sharing about cyber threats, developing software to protect against cyber-attacks or deploying solutions to track illicit finance, technology has a vital role to play in increasing cyber security and operational resilience. At the same time, the regulatory environment around cyber security is constantly evolving.


Businesses need to have comfort and certainty in their ability to meet security guidelines, as well as those of their suppliers downstream. As risks emerge, there is a greater need for businesses to be able to assess their security posture and act with speed, both for the resilience of their organisation and of the wider ecosystem.


The Cyber Innovation Challenge will provide a unique platform for collaboration between financial services (banking, payments, insurance) and technology companies. Participants will work together to enhance innovative tech solutions to address a key security priority or “use case” for financial services.


Together, we are nurturing innovation in an increasingly important field and helping UK businesses lead from the front in adapting for the future.


The innovation challenge will:

  • Accelerate the development of innovative cyber-security solutions that meet FS and wider industry demand;
  • Support cross-sector collaboration and information sharing on an emerging and/or key cyber-security challenge (including between industry and policing); and
  • Provide thought leadership on catalysing cyber innovation in the UK


Over the course of 6 weeks participants will work together to address the use case through tech solutions and present the results at the end of the project. A showcase event at Guildhall will also be held to reflect on the Challenge.


Our time line for the Challenge is as follows:

  • W/C 15 May: applications open
  • 31 May: applications close
  • W/C 5 June: applications will be reviewed and successful applicants notified across the week
  • W/C 19 June: the innovation sprint begins
  • W/C 24 July: project wrap up and wider promotion
  • 19 September: showcase event at Guildhall


For more information visit:


Skilled Armed Forces veterans looking for a company like yours

Published: 5th May 2023

Hire a Hero is a charity that supports service leavers through the transition into civilian life. We work in partnership with public, private and third sector organisations to provide a network of support and to signpost service leavers to the most appropriate resources as required. 


Our mission is to support all service leavers and veterans, regular or reserve from all three services, regardless of time served, make the successful transition to meaningful, sustainable civilian employment.


Post a Vacancy

The Hire a Hero team sources appropriate vacancies for our job board whilst promoting the benefits of recruiting ex-military personnel to all businesses and organisations we connect with. Hire a Hero also attends various employment fairs throughout the year, we also provide a Career Coaching service to help and assist with your job search, employment advice and to make the successful transition into civilian employment. 


Become a Career Coach

Could you benefit from the support of a one-to-one Career Coach? Hire a Hero trained Career Coaches can offer you individualised support.


Help to raise money

Hire a Hero already has had supporters attempt Europe’s highest peak, skydive, rally across the desert, take on obstacle courses, and we hope that this will offer you an inspiration to undertake your own fundraising challenge. Of course, you don’t have to go to those extreme levels to raise funds for Hire a Hero, something as simple as a bake sale, concert or an evening’s event can raise vital funds for the heroes we work with.  The team at Hire a Hero will help you in putting together materials to promote your event, draft press releases, a blog on our website and promote whatever it is you intend on doing in our monthly newsletter.


Contact us

Our offices are at Queens Head Buildings, 12 Moor Street, Chepstow, NP16 5DD

+44 (0)1495 366670
[email protected]


Cyber Innovation Hub Employer/Recruiter Skills Survey 2023

Published: 4th May 2023

Recruiter and Employer Survey


Do you find it hard to recruit people with cyber security skills? 

Would you like to train your staff to be more cyber aware? 


The Cyber Innovation Hub is here to help. Funded by Welsh Government and the Cardiff Capital Region, the Cyber Innovation Hub aims to transform South Wales into a leading cyber security cluster by 2030.


We are on a mission to upskill 1,500 people with a range of Cyber Security training that will address the identified cyber skills gap, by 2030.


We are seeking your help and feedback on how the cyber skills gap that is impacting your organisation, which will inform the portfolio of courses that we design and offer, to help close the gap and upskill your workforce.


Please join us on this transformation by completing the following short survey - Recruiter and Employer Survey (English):



Ydych chi'n gweld hi'n anodd recriwtio pobl â sgiliau seiberddiogelwch?

Hoffech chi hyfforddi eich staff i fod yn fwy ymwybodol o seiber?


Mae’r Canolfan Arloesi Seiber yma i helpu. Wedi'i ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru a Phrifddinas Rhanbarth Caerdydd, nod y Canolfan Arloesi Seiber yw trawsnewid De Cymru yn glwstwr seiberddiogelwch blaenllaw erbyn 2030.


Rydym ar genhadaeth i uwchsgilio 1,500 o bobl gydag ystod o hyfforddiant Seiberddiogelwch a fydd yn mynd i’r afael â’r bwlch sgiliau seiber a nodwyd, erbyn 2030.


Rydym yn gofyn am eich help a’ch adborth ar sut mae’r bwlch sgiliau seiber yn effeithio ar eich sefydliad, a fydd yn llywio’r portffolio o gyrsiau rydym yn eu dylunio a’u cynnig, i helpu i gau’r bwlch ac uwchsgilio eich gweithlu.


Ymunwch â ni ar y trawsnewid hwn trwy gwblhau'r arolwg byr canlynol - Recruiter and Employer Survey (Welsh):


Cyber Innovation Hub Employee/Applicant Skills Survey 2023

Published: 4th May 2023


Employee/Applicant Survey


What are your career aspirations?

Are you a graduate who might be interested in a career in cyber security? 

Are you in a cyber/technical role and would like to upskill? 

Are you interested in cyber as a potential career move?


Funded by Welsh Government and the Cardiff Capital Region, the Cyber Innovation Hub aims to transform South Wales into a leading cyber security cluster by 2023.


We are on a mission to upskill 1,500 people with a range of Cyber Security training that will address the identified cyber skills gap, by 2030.


We are seeking your help and feedback to help shape the portfolio of courses that we design and offer, to help close the cyber skills gap and provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for people in the region.


Please join us on this transformation by completing the following short survey - Job Market Applicants Survey (English):



Wedi'i ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru a Phrifddinas Rhanbarth Caerdydd, nod y Canolfan Arloesi Seiber yw trawsnewid De Cymru yn glwstwr seiberddiogelwch blaenllaw erbyn 2030.


Rydym ar genhadaeth i uwchsgilio 1,500 o bobl gydag ystod o hyfforddiant Seiberddiogelwch a fydd yn mynd i’r afael â’r bwlch sgiliau seiber a nodwyd, erbyn 2030.


Rydym yn gofyn am eich help a’ch adborth ar sut mae’r bwlch sgiliau seiber yn effeithio ar eich sefydliad, a fydd yn llywio’r portffolio o gyrsiau rydym yn eu dylunio a’u cynnig, i helpu i gau’r bwlch ac uwchsgilio eich gweithlu.


Ymunwch â ni ar y trawsnewid hwn trwy gwblhau'r arolwg byr canlynol - Job Market Applicants Survey (Welsh):


Cyber Innovation Hub Challenge

Published: 13th February 2023

Challenge background

The Cyber Innovation Hub has been funded by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Capital Region with a mission to transform the Cardiff Capital Region into one of the UK’s leading cyber security clusters by 2030.  One of our objectives is to create more than 25 high-growth companies and, working closely with our industrial partners, this challenge programme is our key way of achieving that objective.  We aim to work with businesses and the public sector to pull through market-led innovation challenges – then drive rapid development of new, innovative solutions. The objective is that these will be tightly tailored to industry demand and attractive to private equity investors.


We’ll match-make challenge responders with entrepreneurs in the Alacrity Foundation’s incubation programme, building a team around the challenge responder, and providing them with support and services to scale quickly.  Teams will have access to internationally recognised researchers at Cardiff University.  These researchers have experience of generating and validating cyber security solutions on world-class testbeds. Teams will also have co-working space at Tramshed Tech – alongside existing cyber and digital SMEs.  The overall aim is for these teams to become new businesses at the end of the 12-month programme.


We are pleased to launch our very first challenge.  We are seeking innovators with potential solutions to the challenges identified below.


Challenge details

We are looking to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative solutions in the areas outlined below.  The challenge areas have been chosen to broadly align with challenges identified by the National Cyber Security Centre as ongoing dialogue suggests they are important to our industry partners.  We would ask you to think about the challenges and how you might solve a specific problem related to these areas.  The challenge areas are as follows:  

  • Operational technology
  • Protecting SMEs and citizens
  • Incident response for SMEs and citizens
  • Industrial IoT encryption

Call for Action

We are looking for ideas to address the cyber security challenge areas noted above.  

Challenge call launched Friday 3 March 2023
Online briefing event Thursday 23 March 2023, 1400-1500 UK-time.
Challenge call closes 12 noon (GMT) on 28 March 2023
Applicants notified 1 May 2023
Projects commence June 2023
Projects end June 2024

* Please note dates are subject to change *


To respond to the Call for Action, please use the form linked below.  Responders have the option of responding using the text form or uploading a five-minute video that outlines their proposal.  A set of guidance notes to help responders has been developed as is available here.


In any of the projects, we need ideas that can be rapidly developed and tested with the potential to be scaled and used across the UK over the coming months. 


Following the closing date, responses will be assessed by a panel of Cyber Innovation Hub partners to determine suitability and potential market viability.  If required, interviews with challenge responders may be arranged.


If successful, challenge responders will be invited to join the Cyber Innovation Hub innovation programme.  This programme, run by the Alacrity Foundation in Newport, will partner you with a team with the aim of creating a viable business with a market-ready solution.  The incubation programme is 12 months in duration and you will be expected to be located in the Cardiff region whilst you are on the programme.  To assist with costs, a stipend of £1,500 per month is offered.  The programme will guide you through ideation, product development and testing, marketing and revenue generation.


Throughout the programme you will have access to research expertise at Cardiff University, the incubator experience of the Alacrity Foundation and have access to the wider tech ecosystem through TramShed Tech.  Teams will be able to access physical space at TramShed Tech and the Alacrity Foundation.  The Cyber Innovation Hub is also in the process of designing and implementing cyber security testbeds in the innovative Sbarc|Spark building.  Throughout the programme you will also have support from our industry partners to ensure that market viability is at the forefront of development.


Opportunity to partner with multi-national

Published: 20th December 2022

ScotlandIS, the membership and cluster management organisation for Scotland's digital technologies industry, have been engaged by a large multi-national organisation wishing to engage with cyber delivery partners at a grass roots/regional level.


In addition to their footprint in Scotland they also have operational activities within other UK cluster geographical areas (Including Wales).


This is a live project with significant budget in place. Although ScotlandIS are not currently in a position to reveal the client details, they have been tasked with pulling together capabilities of cyber organisations who may wish to engage as part of the delivery projects.


Any organisation interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] and we will send you a short capability document to compete and return it to.


David Ferguson, Cyber Development Lead at ScotlandIS on [email protected]


In order to provide feedback regarding companies who respond, please make sure you highlight your membership of Cyber Wales in your submission.


Whitmore High School Aspire Sessions - March 2023

Published: 8th December 2022

Would you be able to help with a request from Whitmore High School?


They are looking for employers to attend a session with their Year 9 Aspire pupils (MAT - More Able and Talented) – to do a 30 min STEM activity with the pupils.


All sessions are from 8:00 to 8:30am.  The dates they have given are:


Session 2 Fri 3rd March

Session 3 Tues 7th March

Session 4 Fri 10th March

Session 5 Tues 14th March

Session 6 Fri 17th March

Session 7 Tues 21st March


If you can do any of these dates please contact Geraldine Doyle of Careers Wales on E-mail: [email protected]

Women in Cyber Wales Update - December 2022

Published: 30th November 2022

As we approach the end of 2022 and wonder where on earth the year has gone, I'd like to ask you to complete a very quick (5-10 mins) survey on the Women in Cyber Wales network and what you'd like to see next year. We've been a bit quiet in the second half of this year, but we're hoping to restart things in the new year, working with a Young Women in Cyber network who are in the process of setting up with our support and the support of the National Digital Exploitation Centre.

The survey is available here and will be open until mid December for responses: Please feel free to forward the survey to anyone in your own networks.


In other news:

Training Opportunity

QA have a fantastic free of charge training opportunity for up to 12 women who want to train or retrain into the security profession in a non-technical role. This would be a virtual course starting in the new year and no prerequisites are needed.  The content will cover cloud security, cyber security management and auditing and on successful completion students will achieve 2 ISACA certifications (Why ISACA | Global Business & Technology Community | ISACA).  The delivery schedule itself is yet to be defined but we will aim to schedule around existing commitments.

QA are currently seeking expressions of interest but you will need to be quick. If you want to find out more please contact [email protected] in the next few days.

That's all for now!

Cofion cynnes | Kind regards  


Clare Johnson 
Sylfaenydd Menywod Mewn Seiber Cymru | Founder Women in Cyber Wales
Ymgynghorydd Gallu Seiber | Cyber Capability Consultant | ITSUS Consulting  

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Free Graduate Recruitment for Cyber businesses in South Wales

Published: 23rd November 2022

I would appreciate it if you could share my contact details with any Cyber businesses in South Wales, that might want to benefit from free Graduate recruitment with the Venture Graduate programme. Please see below an overview of what we do:


Introducing - Venture Graduatesfree Graduate Recruitment for businesses based in the Cardiff Capital Region. Funded by the Cardiff Capital Region, we have already successfully placed over 100 graduates with a wide variety of employers in a diverse range of industries in the last 18 months. Moving forwards we are focusing on our priority sectors which includes Cyber Security.


We offer an end-to-end service that includes:  


  • Identifying the role and skills you need 
  • Crafting a Job Description/Advert for you 
  • Creating and managing a bespoke recruitment campaign  
  • Assessing & Interviewing all graduate applicants – this can include video interviews or online programming tests for any technical/coding roles  
  • Shortlisting the best talent for your business 
  • Career Accelerator Programme - a personalised development programme that supports your graduate in maximising their potential with you – this includes online courses such as “Cyber Essentials” and “Cyber Security Operations: CISCO” delivered through our University partners
  • Delivering a complete talent solution that’s shaped around your business


If you are interested in our services, then please get in touch and we can arrange a call/meeting to discuss further.


Kind regards,


Jack Taylor
Graduate Recruitment Lead

[email protected]

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Venture Graduate Website  

CIISec Apprenticeship Programme

Published: 14th September 2022

Here at CIISec we have a several opportunities to get involved in the CIISec Apprenticeship Programme & Associate Development Programme!


Are you engaging? Are you an educator in the Information Security industry? Would you like to inspire the next generation of Information Security professionals? If so, then we would love to hear from you to host an upcoming webinar session.


The topic areas we are speakers for are listed below:



  • 11th October 22 Session 11 – E1, E2 Secure Operations Management and Service Delivery
  • 8th November 22 Session 12– F1, F2 Intrusion Detection and Analysis & Incident Management


  • 26th October- Session 1- Security Management
  • 23rd November- Session 2- A3, A4 Strategy and Business Innovation
  • 21st December- Session 3- A2 Governance, Policy and Standards



  • 9th November- Session 2- Threat Intelligence, Threat Assessment and Threat Modelling
  • 7th December- Session 3- Risk Assessment


If you would like to be a speaker for any of these topics/or would like to know more please do get in touch with either myself or [email protected].

Wales Tech Founder Update - September 2022

Published: 6th September 2022

Your monthly(ish) list of updates from TechNation...
Rising Stars
Rising Stars is open for applications, find out more information here
Student Placements
MyPocketSkill have started a campaign with educational institutions to connect students for placements with SMEs. These are fully flexible, mostly free for companies and focus on digital skills.  They've run successful trials now across the country, most notably in Bristol and Manchester. Please see PDF attached for more info.
Tech Nation Masterclasses
Our alumni team is running the following masterclasses in the next month or so. We've opened them up so that non-alumni can join too, all free.
  • Investment/finance:
    • Thurs 8 Sept, 9am-10am: Post Series A Finance Considerations - Cooper Parry: deep dive on tackling the challenges in finance as you scale and are getting ready for your next round, sign up here
    • Tues 13 Sept, 11am - 12pm: Recover corporation tax using R&D Tax Credits: The session will outline the opportunities for UK Limited tech companies to recover corporation tax using the UK governments R&D Tax Credits scheme. Sign up here
    • Weds 14 Sept, 12pm - 1pm: Equity crowdfunding with Crowdcube: comprehensive overview of crowdfunding from the industry leaders (also fellow alumni). Sign up here:
  • Leadership/Personal development
    • Thurs 20 Sept, 12pm - 1pm: How To Create a Life and Business Vision That Actually Works with Caterina Kostoula, Leaderpath. Caterina is ex senior at Google turned exec coach, she is highly regarded and 'gets it'. Sign up here
  • Sales
    • Tues 27 Sept, 11.30am - 12.30pm:10 lessons helping scale B2B SaaS sales teams from Seed to Exit - Matt Milligan, Uhubs.  We will cover some of the key learnings they have had through helping some of the fastest growing B2B SaaS companies from G2 to Zoom hire, ramp up and develop their sales talent. Sign up here
  • People
    • Tues Oct 11th, 11am - 12pm:  Pros & Cons for interim support with Ben Sanders and Marina Maxwell, JBM. How to determine whether interim/flexible support is right for your business and how to best leverage the support. Sign up here
    • Weds Oct 19th, 11am - 12pm: Early-stage Senior Hiring with James Mitra and Louise Buckland from JBM. why it’s important to get senior hiring right and sharing lessons from working in executive search for over 10 years - from sourcing great talent, running an effective process and sharing examples of companies who have got it right. Sign up here

All Wales Trade Mission to Bangladesh - 26 November 2022

Published: 3rd September 2022

The trade mission will depart the UK on Friday 25th November arriving in Dhaka in the early hours of Saturday 26th November.


The delegation will be based in Dhaka but visits to Chittagong and Sylhet will be included for those wanting to visit these cities with overnight stay and a Trade Mission Reception in each of the 3 Cities.


The British High Commission, Dhaka & Bangladesh High Commission, London, will be providing support in this Mission. Where possible group meetings will be arranged with a number of the Bangladeshi Ministries and Chambers of Commerce. Networking receptions will be organised and a ‘Meet the Mission’ half day programme will also be set. In addition, delegates will be exposed to ethnic entrepreneurs via the Chamber network in Bangladesh during the mission with an interest in joint venture projects.


The delegation will depart Dhaka on Friday 2nd December arriving back in the UK on Saturday 3rd December.


Ready-made garments (woven and knitwear); textiles; chemical; sugar; fertiliser; cement; pharmaceutical; frozen food; food & drinks; healthcare; jute goods; leather; waste water treatment; energy production including renewable and ship building.


Machinery and equipment; chemicals; iron and steel; yarn; textiles; food grain and other foodstuffs; crude petroleum and petroleum products; plastic and rubber articles.


For more information about the trade mission, the cost and support provided contact: The International Team on [email protected]

Cyber Security Sector Newsletter September 2022

Published: 1st September 2022

One of the advantages of working at DCMS is seeing the synergies between the different parts of government. Earlier this month, as a part of the hugely successful Commonwealth Games, the Department for International Trade hosted the Commonwealth Business Hub. This fantastic event included a roundtable chaired by DCMS on the challenges and opportunities in cyber and AI in the UK and Canada. There were panel discussions on how to retain top tech talent in the UK and the role of the West Midlands cyber ecosystem in developing the next generation of cyber security specialists. It was clear that there is a lot that the UK and Canada can learn from each other, and even more that we can cooperate on.


This month sees fieldwork begin for the next iteration of the Cyber Security Breaches Survey, which will be published in March 2023. This important piece of research helps to inform our government policy and is a great way of exploring how businesses approach their own cyber security. Ipsos have been commissioned on behalf of DCMS to conduct the interviews and we would greatly appreciate your participation if your organisation is selected. 


Building on the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022, DCMS has published a new policy paper exploring organisational experiences of cyber security breaches. Among the businesses that took part, there is a consensus that cyber crime is a significant and growing business risk, with cyber attacks increasing in both volume and technical sophistication. However, knowledge of the threat landscape varies greatly depending on the organisation.


Finally, the International Cyber Expo is taking place on 27-28 September at Olympia London. DCMS will be attending to promote the National Cyber Strategy and the cyber companies which have been through our growth and innovation programmes. It promises to be a great few days, bringing together innovation, international cyber intelligence and government. 


Erika Lewis, Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity

Awareness Survey - Uses of Machine Learning in SMEs

Published: 11th August 2022

Cardiff Metropolitan University and Aytel Systems Ltd as part of the collaborative research sponsored by the Welsh Government, the European Union and KESS2 (Knowledge Economic Social Scholarship Fund), would like your feedback on understanding the barriers and challenges of :
Awareness of Machine Learning Cyber Security( MLCS) Software Packages in Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs). The uses of  MLCS in the protection of data within the SME, against Cyber Threats as part of the SME Cyber Security implementations.
We will ask you for some high-level demographic information to help us take action based on your feedback. It will not be possible to identify any individual respondent from this survey unless you ask to be contacted.

Cyber sectoral analysis 2023

Published: 7th July 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has commissioned Ipsos, an independent research organisation, to carry out an important survey about the cyber sector. They are inviting organisations that offer cyber security products and services to take part.


Over 115 cyber businesses have already participated. Taking part will help to influence government policy and support in the area of cyber security. The study will be published on GOV.UK. Last year’s report and press notice can be found here:


Please contact Ipsos at [email protected] with a date, time and phone number, and Ipsos’ Edinburgh telephone team can set up an appointment. As a thank you for taking part, we will make a £10 charity donation on your behalf.


Ipsos is working with Perspective Economics and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast on this important study, which is also endorsed by techUK and UKC3.


Find out more, including Ipsos’ privacy notice, on the GOV.UK website at:

Innovate UK Survey

Published: 30th June 2022


Be Honest - What do you think of Innovate UK KTN?


We need your help. We'd love you to spare 10 minutes to take our online survey. It's to help us understand how you'd like to recieve communications from us and what your platform of choice is.


Do you have Facebook and love Linkedin? Do you like a chunky newsletter landing in your inbox every month or do you prefer bite size tweets? Do you like to browse instagram or are you more of a podcast person?


Innovate UK KTN covers a wide-range of sectors and we often have lots of information about events. funding and industry news that we think you'll be interested in. But are we getting you the right information in the right way?


We'd love to shape and evolve our marketing but we need you to help us.


So please, grab a cuppa and tell us what you think.


The legal bit. All responses are fully anonymised. They will be shared with out third party survey company, Versiti Ltd. If you are not happy for your anonymised survey response to be shared, please do not complete the survey. Click here for more information about how your anonymised data will be handled



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Clean Energy Export Market Visit to the Basque Country October 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its Clean Energy export market visit to the Basque Country. 17th October - 21st October 2022


Spain is the fifth largest economy in the European Union (EU) and now one of the fastest growing in the eurozone. The population of Spain is about 47 million making it one of the biggest consumer markets in the EU.


The Basque Country economy continues to grow and offers good export opportunities for Welsh Businesses, in the Energy, Life Science, Healthcare, Education, and Food and Drink sectors, and is a good springboard to explore the rest of the Spanish market.


We are delighted that this export market visit coincides with Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 17-21 October in San Sebastian, Spain, enabling Welsh exporters to participate in this unique and prestigious world event.


This visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this market.

By participating in this visit, you will benefit from:

  • Cost effective means of visiting the market.
  • Network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
  • Sharing knowledge and information with other participants
  • Assistance with travel arrangements through appointed travel agent
  • Attend networking events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material for the mission


The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit.

The cost is £1,000.00. This includes:

  • Return flights
  • In-market transfers
  • 5 night’s accommodation with breakfast
  • Attendance at in-market events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material
  • Collaboration opportunities with counterparts in this sector
  • Programme of meetings with business contacts
  • Attendance at Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)


If you would like maximise your time at the event, we can offer support for a programme of 3-4 meetings to be arranged for you by one of our business consultants. This service will be included in the costs above.


This offer is avaliable to one representative per company.


Deadline for application is 5th August 2022


Register Here - Clean Energy Export Market Visit to the Basque Country


*Subject to eligibility.

Welsh Government Trade Mission Programme - Autumn 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government Trade Mission Programme


The Welsh Goverment have some exciting opportunities for Tech and Cyber Businesses within their Autumn Trade Mission Programme, particulary the following Export Market Visits.


Canada: 12-16 September

Kanata, Ottawa is home to the second largest Tech cluster in North America with almost 600 companies, employing close to 80,000 people, including businesses working with Sir Terry Matthews and Wesley Clover. The Trade Mission presents an opportunity to explore those Welsh – Canadian links and the opportunities in Kanata. The trip will also provide opportunities for those wishing to explore the business and industry sectors in Toronto or Montreal.


Singapore: 22-28 October

Singapore is a small, but wealthy city-state, a leading global business hub and a financial, shipping and trade hub for the Asia Pacific region. It has an open and trade driven economy, which offers good export opportunities for Welsh businesses. This visit provides opportunities to gain valuable contacts and build exports. The visit is also planned to coincide with Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology ( ).


The Welsh Goverment would also like to highlight the following trips to Japan: 3 - 7 October and USA - Carolinas: 17 - 21 October that will present opportunities to businesses operating across Tech and Cyber.


Further information, and links to register your interest in the Trade Missions is located here: Overseas events | Business Wales - Export (

BCS South Wales Branch Update

Published: 27th June 2022

BCS South Wales Branch Update


I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to all those who have supported the BCS and our branch over the past year.  As we reach the end of our 2021-22 programme, we’re celebrating yet another successful year of events, having worked with many great speakers and professionals from across the industry, as well as working on collaborative events with our partners from BCS mid-Wales and colleagues from the South Wales IET branches.


We’re already looking forward to the next year’s diary with our 2022 AGM planned for later September.  As the branch continues to expand and our membership numbers grow becoming the second largest branch in the UK, we’re looking to fill some more volunteer roles on our branch committee.  We’re specifically looking for a Social Media and Publicity Officer, an Inclusion and Diversity Officer and an Early Careers Advocate.  If you’d like more information on these volunteer roles, then please email me at the following address [email protected]


The branch continues to develop it’s STEM and outreach work across the region, particularly around educating young learners, parents and teachers around robotics. Our special interest working group has been working alongside STEM See Science  team for the past five years developing and delivering a basic introduction to robotics within schools and science fairs.  The Lego Mindstorm kits have been the main tool used to bring the topic to life for children. However, during the pandemic, in-person delivery wasn’t possible so the group took the step of capturing the lesson in the form of short videos and supporting materials that could be used by teachers in schools. This lesson plan can be found here on the STEM resources server:

Cardiff Met University: Digital Degree Funding Final Spaces

Published: 5th May 2022

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Digital Degree Funding


The Cardiff Met University are currently offering a fully funded degree Apprenticeship starting this summer 2022. There are only a few spaces remaining, so act fast.


There are currently spaces on the following programmes:


  • BSc Applied Data Science
  • BSc Applied Software Engineering
  • BSc Applied Cyber Security


  • Who is the funding for?

The funding can be used for both new apprentices coming into the business or existing staff who are looking to upskill to achieve a degree. Some may have already studied related qualifications at a lower level such as a Level 4 apprenticeship or a HNC/HND.  Previous qualifications could be used to enter the degree at a later stage meaning their time spent studying at the University is shorter.


  • How much funding is available?

The Government will pay a contribution of up to £27,000 per employee. This is £9000 a year over 3 years which is the equivalent to the full time tuition fee for University students. This does not have to be replayed should employees not complete the course.


  • How long does the course last?

The courses each last 3 years for anyone who enters with no previous University qualifications. For those with pre-standing qualifications they may be able to enter at a later stage via the recognition of prior learning which would shorten the course duration. .


  • What are the attendance requirements?

Apprentices will be required to attend University 1 day per week during term time at our Llandaff campus.  


More Information can be found here: Cardiff Metropolitan Degree Apprenticeships


If you are intrested or have any questions, please contact Tara Williams on the email below.

[email protected]

Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities

Published: 7 December 2021

Cardiff Metropolitan Univeristy Degree Apprenticeship intake January 2022

At Cardiff Metropolitan University we have been given some funding to offer both new and existing employees the chance to study for fully funded degrees in BSc Applied Cyber Security, BSc Applied Data Science and BSc Software Engineering, That means that they have the opportunity to achieve a full degree in a 3 year period and the Government pays the full £27,000 tuition fee, if they have studied before at a lower level such as HNC/HND employees can also can enter the degree at a later point.

The degrees are taught 1 day per week and offer a fantastic opportunity to upskill staff members in roles where there are huge skills shortages.

We are potentially looking at a January 2022 intake for out BSc Applied Science Programme and will also have a July 2022 intake for this alongside our other programmes.

for more information on our degree apprenticeships visit: Cardiff School of Technologies Degree Apprenticeships (

Best wishes,

Tara Williams
Degree Apprenticeship​s Lead

Cyber Wales is an ECSO Qualified Issuer

Published: 01 November 2020

Cyber Wales is very proud to be the only Qualified Issuer of the coveted "Cybersecurity Made in Europe" label in the UK. This new initiative from the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) was launched in July 2020 and Cyber Wales are one of 11 founding Partners including cyber ecosystems from Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Finland and Bulgaria.

The key purpose of the Label 'Cybersecurity Made in Europe' is to serve as an industry-driven marketing instrument to promote qualified European-based cybersecurity companies and increase their commercial exposure far beyond their traditional home markets. European cybersecurity companies from the European Union Member States (EU27), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries, as well as the United Kingdom (UK) will be eligible to apply for the Label.

More information about how cybersecurity companies in the UK can apply for this can be found here.

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