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200 graduates and students get a glimpse into cybersecurity careers at security Open House

By Ken Wong - on 31 Aug 2022, 3:58pm

200 graduates and students get a glimpse into cybersecurity careers at security Open House

Ensign’s Technical Graduate Programme (TGP) is a three-year programme with an annual job rotation across Ensign’s business units. Image source: Ensign.

More than 200 graduates and undergraduates from local universities and polytechnics attended Ensign InfoSecurity’s inaugural Open House event on 27 August 2022. The event allowed students to preview real-life cyber operations and understand more about cybersecurity careers available in Singapore.

Ensign is hoping to expand its pool of cyber defenders to meet the demand for cybersecurity services and deal with the demand/skills security gap by encouraging more of the country’s youths to join the cybersecurity industry.

Attendees got a glimpse into the daily work life of cybersecurity professionals through demonstration stations and presentations. Guided tours led by Ensign staff took them through the different areas of a security business like consulting, designing, and building cybersecurity infrastructure, operating cyber operations, responding to cyber incidents, and research and development.

90 students expressed interest in becoming interns. Image source: Ensign.

Interested graduates can apply for Ensign’s Technical Graduate Programme (TGP), a three-year programme with an annual job rotation across Ensign’s business units. Successful applicants will gain critical cross-functional knowledge, experience, and skills from working with the different departments, expanding their depth and breadth of cybersecurity knowledge. A total of more than 30 graduates signed up for the TGP after the event.

The selection criteria for TGP candidates are rigorous but fair Ensign said. Applicants go through assessments and panel interviews before being selected by the company looking at not just academic qualifications but analytical abilities, team player and leadership qualities, and the candidate’s potential to grow with the company, amongst others. The company anticipates getting 50 or more applicants with only a handful meeting the criteria.

Students interested in finding out more before pursuing a career in this sector could sign up for internships with Ensign. A total of about 90 students registered their interest in interning at Ensign after the event. There are no target number of interns but the company said it was interested in ensuring the students had access to "meaningful work". 

Those interested in a career in infosecurity can still sign up for the TGP until the end of September. Ensign added that this Open House would be an annual event. 

 

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