Cybercrime: Apprentices

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Viscount Waverley Viscount Waverley Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to recruit Junior Soldiers to cyber apprenticeships.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Junior soldiers are signed up for an apprenticeship when they join, which will be specific to the trade they wish to specialise in. The Army does not currently offer a 'Cyber' apprenticeship but does offer other apprenticeships relevant to those who work in this area.

Cyber security is vital to defence and training our personnel is of paramount importance to us. The Defence Cyber School, which celebrated its first-year anniversary in March, is a centre of excellence for cyber training established to meet the needs of defence and its partners, addressing all aspects of cyber training and education.

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