Skills Development

Our Skills Development Programme is designed to give top talent from local universities the chance to gain on-the-job experience working within the cybersecurity sector.


These services are an essential part of our offering at GMCRC, as SMEs often either;


  • Don't have the budget to go to a consultancy when they’re considering their cybersecurity needs.

  • Unsure about beginning their cybersecurity journey and would like to learn from a trusted independent source before investing further in private sector solutions.

Our students are trained and overseen by our Senior Ethical Hacker MJ, to offer guidance to SMEs who are new or unsure about cybersecurity and need help getting up-to-speed. Putting into practise the knowledge they’ve gained at university and learning new skills in the process through mentoring and training masterclasses – an extremely valuable asset to the local community.


This immersive experience gives students the chance to grow their knowledge and skillset, with benefits including:


  • The chance to work on the forefront of cybersecurity research, including involvement in large-scale projects.

  • Becoming business-savvy and working with a flexible approach.

  • Keeping up to date with the latest techniques being used in the industry.

  • Leaving the programme workplace-ready, with enhanced technical skills, client skills and soft skills.


The programme is perfect for students with a keen interest in the area who want to help local SMEs become more cyber secure. Our students leave with not only a fantastic degree, but highly sought-after experience working with law enforcement agencies and private sector clients, and many go on to gain employment with companies in some of the best graduate positions in Greater Manchester and the UK.


We proudly work in close collaboration with these Greater Manchester universities in leading courses in Cyber to deliver this:

If you would like to know more about our Skills Development Programme, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. 

Find out more about the services and memberships we offer.


Cyber Resilience Centre GM, Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 7ED

0161 706 0940

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