Major funding round set to unlock UK’s cyber talent

CAPSLOCK Education has secured £540,000 in a pre-seed funding round from GC Angels, the Ufi VocTech Trust, Tynton Group, private angel investors and the UK government to reskill adults across the UK.

Founded in 2019 by Dr Andrea Cullen, Jonathan Slater and Lorna Armitage, CAPSLOCK’s intensive training bootcamp reskills adults into cyber security professionals within six months. Designed in collaboration with industry leaders including Lloyds Banking Group, BT and Dell, the course has a strong careers-outcome focus, equipping learners with the necessary skills to pursue high-paying, competitive roles in cyber security. Learners also have the option to gain five industry-recognised cyber certifications alongside their studies, further enhancing their employability.

The round follows the Prime Minister’s announcement that the North West will become home to a new National Cyber Force Centre, aiming to create a ‘cyber corridor’ across the North of England. CAPSLOCK has already created a number of highly-paid jobs in the region, with its Manchester-based team of six set to grow over the next 4-6 weeks.

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