New technology academy to open at The Sheffield College

Anita Straffon, Deputy Chief Executive, The Sheffield College and Alasdair Jeffrey, Managing Director, Millgate

The Millgate Cyber Security Academy is launching at the College’s City campus, on Granville Road, this month.

Students will develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in the technology sector and will complete the Foundation Diploma in Information Technology Level 3 – Networks and Cyber Security.

The qualification covers IT systems, cyber security and incident management, programming, mobile app development, the internet of things, project management, technical support and management, cloud storage and website development.

Students will also learn about all aspects of the business from Millgate staff and benefit from industry talks, workshops, work experience and placements.

Millgate Ltd, based in Tinsley, Sheffield, supplies technology products, services and solutions to public and private sector organisations including retail, distribution, healthcare, education, utilities and transport, and has more than 7,500 customers.

Anita Straffon, Deputy Chief Executive, The Sheffield College, said: “We are delighted to be launching this exciting initiative with such a successful local employer to support job creation for our students and economic growth.”

She continued: “Working in partnership with employers ensures we equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to go further in their careers.”

Alasdair Jeffrey, Managing Director, Millgate, said: “We first approached The Sheffield College to explore ways in which we could work together to help the students two years ago.”

He added: “We believe that the Millgate Cyber Security Academy will make a tremendous positive difference to the experiences and career prospects of all those involved, whether with Millgate or any other future employer.”

All students who successfully complete their qualification will be able to progress on to an apprenticeship, employment or a university level course.

Future potential careers include becoming a cyber security specialist, software engineer, games developer, data analyst, network manager and web developer.

Twenty course places are available starting this September. For more information, and to apply now, click here or call 0114 2602600.

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