What would you say to someone considering the Skills Bootcamp?

I will tell them that the skills they will learn on a Skills Bootcamp will put them in a strong position to get a better job with more stability and a higher salary in the area they have chosen. Many of their existing skills are also more transferrable than you think and will help boost their employability.

How was your experience of accessing Skills Bootcamp careers support?

Career support was very helpful.
Very good course and worth every penny. Well structured and excellent career guidance and support. I got my first role a month after finishing thanks to Career support.

What are some of the best things about your Skills Bootcamp experience or your biggest achievements?

My journey in bootcamp was very smooth. Indeed I experienced and learnt alot.

Have been able to learn that communication and interaction is one of the best skills especially when you are working on a project that has a time limitation and you can`t submit on time you have communicate to the concerned personnel that you wont be
able to submit your work on time.

Punctuality, respect for colleagues and lecturers and interpersonal skills are just a few of what I learned during my booth camp period at the University of Birmingham.

Please tell us about your new role. How does the Skills Bootcamp experience relate to your new role?

As an Incident Response Analysts, I am responsible for addressing security breaches as they occur. I am responsible for quickly identifying and neutralizing threats.

Have you been offered a new job role and/or responsibilities which utilise the skills and experience acquired on the Skills Bootcamp?

Yes, I am now an Incident Response Analyst for EuroNet Digital InfoSystems.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to studying a Skills Bootcamp.

I am a trained Precision Engineer holding a PhD degree in precision engineering from the University of Bonn in the Federal Republic of Germany. I worked for multinational corporations like Volkswagen and also the various parastatals between Germany and Switzerland.
I also lived in France and Austria and decided to move to the UK to join my family. While in the UK I was introduced to the University of Birmingham Cyber security Bootcamp by my MP.

I took up the challenge and successfully completed the course within the prescribed time frame.

Why did you choose to study a Skills Bootcamp at the University of Birmingham?

The program offers a well qualified cyber security lecturer who is extremely qualified. The flexible part-time format of the Skills Bootcamp made it possible for me to diversify and develop the skills needed for a career in cyber security. I enrolled into the course without an iota of knowledge about about IT (zero experience) but considering how determined I was, I knew I would make it through.

I must be honest, the journey was a very smooth one and I had one of the best experiences of my life and all to the thanks to the amazing instructional team. Also, the instructional materials were top notch and the course was well organised. What helped me the most was the projects. They were organized in a manner that helps one understand the underlying concepts of the course. The course assignments accelerated my learning and having a career service department who prepares you for the world to come was an icing on the cake.