THE ACADEMY OF CYBER SECURITY
Building on the strengths of Veterans

Armed Forces leavers & veterans have a unique skill-set ideally suited to the career of cyber security.

If you’re curious about a career in tech or specifically cyber security, then we want to hear from you

The Academy is a 16-week , immersive & intensive training programme. No up-front costs, and one-on-one metnoring anytime you need it.

A world-class curriculum and the ability to join classes from anywhere online. 

Closely aligned with influential cyber security employers, 90% of Academy graduates find employment within 12 weeks of graduation. 

The Academy of Cyber Security was designed by educational experts, world leading cyber security professionals, and key cyber security employers.

You’ll graduate from an academy strongly aligned to GCHQ standards as well as obtaining numerous cyber security certifications. Academy graduates are highly valuable and instantly employable.
The Academy of Cyber Security has no up-front tuition fee. No student loan, no debt, and you won’t pay any tuition until you land a job making at least £30k a year. You can even use your ELCAS allowance to subsidise repyaments

All Academy members are given a personal mentor and time with a career coach. Veterans are paired with mentors who have direct experience of transitioning to civilian employment.

Our mentoring team consists of the most successful and talented cyber security professionals in the world, veterans and non-veterans alike.  We don’t get paid until you land a life changing career, so we do everything we can to make it happen.

Learn from the comfort of your own home with live and online expert-lead classes. Alongside online classes, you’ll also be invited to offline bootcamp days every fortnight to meet tutors, mentors, classmates, and to learn offline-only skills. 

Organisations such as NCC Group, BAE, Airbus, Vodafone, and even GCHQ hire our graduates. 

Members of the Academy of Cyber Security are some of the most in-demand professionals in the world. 

armed forces or veteran?

Re-deploy to Civvy Street
in style

The Academy of cyber security gives you the perfect cyber credentials to continue your career.
Do you have the potential to secure & protect the world’s digital assets?

Air Vice-Marshal Philliban

The Armed Forces & veterans have a unique skill-set ideally suited to cyber security. Integrity, discipline, attention to detail, communication, & leadership are all attributes I know our forces hold in abundance, and they’re absolutely in high-demand.

With immersive and intensive  training, a world-class curriculum, and ‘veteran-only’ cohorts, The Academy of Cyber Security offers the perfect bridge from military service into ‘Civvy Street’. 

Air Vice-Marshall John Philliban


Former Chief of Staff, Joint Forces Intelligence Group

Academy of Cyber Security Advisor & Ambassador

The perfect transition

Transition support alongside ELCAS eligibility

Continue your career and receive transitional mentoring from our senior military mentors.

ELCAS eligible, meaning your tuition will be heavily subsidised. 

Meet The Mentors

To guide you through re-settlement & accelerate your cyber security career

John Philliban

Senior Veteran Mentor

Air Vice-Marshall Philliban served as Chief of Staff of the Joint Forces Intelligence Group and was the former Head of C4ISR & Cyber for Joint Forces Command. John was also the former Programme Director for the MOD’s Defense Cyber Programme, run in conjunction with GCHQ

Currently, John holds the positions of Senior Directing Staff at The Royal College of Defense and Adviser & Member mentor for the Academy of Cyber Security

John Warriner

Senior Veteran Mentor

Air Commodore Warriner was the former CIO & CISO of the RAF and enjoyed a successful 36 year career in the RAF.

John lead 3,000 IT personnel, covering all aspects of communications, information systems, IT, and cyber security in the home base and overseas. 

After a successful transition into civilian life, John now holds the position of ‘Director of Consulting Services’ at CGI. 

Our Employment Partners

The world's leading cyber security organisations hire from the Academy of Cyber Security.
Could one of these be your next employer?