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Manchester: GCHQ STEM and Cyber Security Application Masterclass online

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Please note: this event is an online session in accordance with our current company policy regarding public health and hosting events. There are 20 spaces available for this event, and all students are welcome to register, regardless of location, although priority will be given to students in the Manchester area. You will just need a reliable internet connection or be able to telephone dial-in. Please make sure you have access to Zoom from your chosen device.
Times are subject to change


The internet is a part of everybody’s lives. But while it benefits millions of people, it also increases the threats we all face. GCHQ's mission is to keep Britain safe. They bring intelligence and technology together to counter increasingly sophisticated threats across the U.K. GCHQ intelligence helps keep our forces safe, prevents terrorism and crime and protects against cyber attack.

If this sounds interesting, or you'd like to know more about a career in STEM or cybersecurity, then join GCHQ for this interactive online work experience event!


- Introduction to GCHQ and their company culture

-Explanation of different programmes/ opportunities

- Application process

- Q&A with GCHQ professionals

- Masterclass Activity

- Network & conclusion

Who Should Be Attending

  • Students in Year 12 and 13 (England and Wales) 
  • Students who are interested in finding out more about a career in cybersecurity, technology or more generally STEM.
  • Students of British Nationality/Citizenship

Students with an interest or hobbies relating to cybersecurity, technology or more generally STEM.. This could be a school subject you enjoy or an activity you do in your spare time.

Next steps:

-  Register for this interactive online session via your Uptree account - there are only 20 spaces available, so register early to increase your chances of being selected. 

- Priority will be given to those students who meet the criteria listed above.

- Prioritisation will begin 2 weeks before the event date; if you register after this time, you might not receive a response from Uptree. 

- Successful applicants will receive an invitation 1-2 weeks before the event date.

-  If you have not heard from us 7 days before the event date, your application is, unfortunately, unsuccessful for this event

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Please note that due to online safeguarding policies and to protect all students’ privacy, pictures and screenshots are not allowed to be taken during the session. If you would like to post about your experience on LinkedIn or other social channels, we will be sharing photos from the event in a follow-up email and you are more than welcome to use and share these.

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