An initiative supported by Allianz.
The Cyber Talent Academy provides accelerated, high-quality training and GIAC certifications to launch careers in cybersecurity effectively. This cost-free programme empowers students to pass industry-recognized certification exams, equipping them with skills that make a real-world difference from day one.
Am I eligible to apply?
- Aged 18 or over
- Not currently, or have previously been, employed in a cybersecurity role
- Not currently pursuing or having achieved a professional cybersecurity-related certification
- Not currently pursuing or having achieved a cybersecurity-related course at undergraduate level or beyond
- Able to commit to the full programme delivered virtually
- Available for cybersecurity interviews and employment following successful completion of the programme
When can I apply?
Applications are now closed.
How do I start my application?
The first step is to fill in the application form
What is the next step in the application process?
Once you have submitted your application form, our team will determine if you meet the eligibility criteria. If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation to take the CyberTalent Enhanced (CTE) Aptitude Assessment, which comprises 50 questions to test your cybersecurity aptitude. You do not need to prepare for the assessment in advance.
As part of the application, you may need to submit a written statement, explaining your motivations for applying to this programme and your interest in pursuing a career in cybersecurity. This will help strengthen your application.
What will this cost?
This programme is sponsored by Allianz and is at no cost for successful candidates. However, you must sign an acceptance form and are fully expected to complete the course.
What help can I expect with regarding employment?
The Allianz team, supported by SANS, will help match employers with suitable candidates, offering guidance on CVs and interviews. While all partners work diligently to facilitate introductions, a job offer is not guaranteed. For more information, please email email@example.com
What is the pathway?
Upon completion of the initial SANS CyberTalent Enhanced Aptitude Assessment and Selection process, the successful candidates will receive an invitation to undertake the course SEC275: Foundations: Computers, Technology, and Security, along with the GFACT: GIAC Foundational Cyber Security Technologies certification.
After completion of the SEC275 course and certification, the top ten performers will then be invited to enrol in the SEC401: Security Essentials - Network, Endpoint, and Cloud course, and obtain the GSEC: GIAC Security Essentials certification.