CyberFirst nurturing young talent

We're developing the UK's next generation of cyber professionals through our student bursaries, courses for 11-17 year olds and competitions.

Girls Competition 2018

Thank you to all those teams that have taken part in the 2018 online round of the CyberFirst Girls Competition. The top ten teams that have qualified for the final have now been notified and will be posted on this site and the NCSC website on Wednesday 14th Feb.

Bursaries and Apprenticeship Scheme

CyberFirst offers students a real choice after their A Levels. A CyberFirst Bursary offers undergraduates £4,000 per year financial assistance and paid cyber security work experience. A CyberFirst Degree Apprenticeship allows undergraduates to earn whilst they learn.


All our courses are carefully designed to bring out every student's potential and inspire them to consider cyber security as a career. The courses are free and aimed at 11–17 year-olds; they are a mix of residential and non-residential and based at universities and colleges across mainland UK.

Online Girls Competition

An exciting competition to inspire and encourage young girls to consider a career in cyber. For 2018, the competition will contain teams made up of 4 female students in Year 8, S2, or year 9 (NI). Could 2018 be your year?