Manchester and North West: GCHQ/NCF Cyber Insight Evening In person event

This event is for: Year 12s and Year 13s interested in a career in cyber security industry and looking to find out more about the Early Careers pathways e.g. internship, apprenticeship, training programmes etc.

Please note this GCHQ/NCF insight evening is also open to parents/guardians, so feel free to bring them along!!

Heron House Albert Square Manchester M60 2WN

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is one of the three UK Intelligence and Security Agencies, along with MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Their mission is to keep Britain safe. 

The National Cyber Force (NCF) is a partnership between GCHQ, Ministry of Defence, Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory).

GCHQ/NCF are responsible for operating in and through cyberspace to counter threats, disrupting and contesting those who would do harm to the UK and its allies, to keep the country safe and to protect and promote the UK’s interests at home and abroad.

Working in cyber provides you with the chance to use your skills to their full potential and play your part in keeping the country safe. GCHQ/NCF need both technical and non-technical people, with both providing their own individual knowledge and experience.

By joining this Insight Evening, you'll learn how the people at GCHQ/NCF keep our forces safe, prevent terrorism and crime, and protect against cyber attacks.

Find out more about GCHQ on their Company Page and NCF on their Company Page.


This is what your evening could look like...

  • Introduction to GCHQ/NCF and their company culture 
  • Careers at GCHQ/NCF
  • Panel Q&A with GCHQ/NCF and apprentices
  • Current opportunities with GCHQ/NCF
  • Wrap up & close with an opportunity for Q&A 

Next steps

  • Register for this in-person event using your Uptree account. If you do not have an Uptree account, register here.
  • There are only 20 spaces available for this event
  • Prioritisation will begin two weeks before the event: successful applicants will receive an invitation 1-2 weeks before the event. If you register after this time, you might not receive a response.

Any questions, please do contact us:

Fine print

Due to the regulations and security measures at GCHQ, anyone interested in attending an event with the organisation must be a British citizen. Photographic identification will be checked on the day of the event by a member of GCHQ staff. Uptree will also need to send your date of birth ahead of you attending the event. This information will be sent securely and only used for this event.

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Please make a note of the office location above before applying.

This is an in-person event and will be hosted at the company's offices. All venues are covid-safe and meet government guidelines of health and safety. If you are allocated a place, you will be sent the company's safety guidelines a week in advance, eg. if masks are to be worn. You will be expected to follow any guidance from the company on the day.

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