UK government research shows that more than half of all businesses and charities have growing cyber skills gaps.*
By 2022, there could be a talent gap of more than 1.8 million cyber specialist roles in the UK, studies have concluded. With that in mind, it’s critical to support university-level programs that ensure the UK workforce can evolve to keep pace with the demands of a changing world.
That’s where Raytheon UK’s cyber academies come in to play.
“We work with people with a variety of skills and backgrounds to help them learn cybersecurity skills,” said James Gray, managing director of cyber and intelligence at Raytheon UK. “If you’re an artist, you can be a cybersecurity specialist, and if you’re a mathematician, you can apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life, practical business situations.”
Raytheon is the first defence company in the UK to offer a Cyber Academy as part of a global Raytheon initiative. The academy, now in its second year, takes place at centres in Gloucester and Manchester. Students participate in a three-day educational workshop focused on browser security, advanced malware removal, incident response, network traffic analysis, monitoring and forensics.