Anglo American Launches Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

Anglo American Launches Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

The world's largest producer of platinum has launched a cybersecurity apprenticeship scheme in the northeast of England. 

Multi-national mining company Anglo American, which is headquartered in London, is seeking seven budding cybersecurity stars who are eager to learn about the latest cybersecurity tools and techniques being deployed to protect mining operations globally.

“We’re looking for people with inquisitive minds and an ability to commit themselves fully," said Craig McEwen, chief information security officer at Anglo American. "You don’t necessarily need to have a knowledge of computers, although it’s an advantage.”

The apprenticeship scheme will be run from the company's base in Scarborough. The base is a roughly 30-minute drive south from Anglo American's Woodsmith Project, which is focused on the sustainable mining of polyhalite fertilizer to boost food production. 

Candidates accepted into the apprenticeship program will receive two years of tuition in cybersecurity tools, techniques, and skills in areas that include threat detection and the defense of critical infrastructure. 

McEwen said: "It will be a challenging course that demands commitment from the candidates, who will be operating at a high level, encountering complex and fast-moving problems, supported by a world-class team to train

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