The North East has the highest number of unemployed ex-forces people of any English region. TechVets provides a bridge for veterans, service leavers, reservists, and their families into information technology careers.

CyberNorth, supported by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), is working with TechVets and Northumbria University’s veterans research centre to get unemployed ex-forces people into cyber security positions across the region by providing a year long subsidy to employers, offsetting some of the cost of employment, reducing the risk to the employer. 

The personnel may be:

  • About to leave the forces
  • Have left the forces and are seeking employment
  • Have left the forces, are working but feel underemployed

The programme will:

  • Identify potential cyber security employers
  • Identify potential ex-forces employees
  • Match the employers and employees
  • Subsidise up to 5 employees

Candidate employees will show an aptitude for cyber security roles. Recruitment will be through a competitive recruitment process with no mandate for any employer to employ any individual. Individuals may be employed on a permanent or apprenticeship role.

To find out more watch the video from the briefing on 14 March.