Millgate Academy
Rebecca Wayman

New technology hub for Sheffield College opening this autumn

A new technology academy to train the next generation of cyber security engineers is opening at The Sheffield College.

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

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

The qualification covers the likes of IT systems, cyber security and incident management, programming, mobile app development, project management and website development.

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

Anita Straffon, deputy chief executive at 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.”

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

Alasdair Jeffrey, Millgate’s managing director, added: “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.”

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