Watford UTC is part of the UTC Cyber group, a collective of 20 cyber UTCs across England, supported and guided by leading organisations in this sector.
Schools within the UTC Cyber group deliver specialist cyber education, either within the curriculum, or as an enrichment activity, and build the capability to deliver a steady pipeline of young students with accelerated technical skills into apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, and specialist degrees.
About cyber security
The cyber security industry is one of the most exciting, fast-paced, and progressive technological environments in the current economy. It is of critical importance to the safety of our country.
Government and industry are seeking highly-motivated young people to focus on cyber security skills.
What a Cyber UTC does for students
A Cyber UTC offers students the opportunity to develop these skills in a safe environment, whilst connecting with industry professionals and gaining an insight into the industry.
can start on a cyber career from the age of 14
gain access to leading-edge training labs and build a tech-centric CV at a Cyber UTC
learn from industry professionals so they can also build their professional network, taking part in five technical workshops every year
understand the many specialisms available within the cyber industry
develop cyber skills in a safe environment
have full access to Immersive Labs Digital Cyber Academy, as well as professional vendor qualifications where offered by the cyber UTC
Last month, Watford UTC opened its doors once again for the annual Showcase event. The whole school welcomed their parents, guests from other schools, local businesses, industry partners, new students joining us in September and new applicants.
Our students impressed visitors with interactive displays and activities in the classrooms and work spaces, including; robotics in the VEX arena, naming countries in our Travel Agency, Escape…
…feedback studio in the Mac Suite with Media students, science experiments in the Labs, puzzles and quizzes in Maths…
…Wellbeing demonstrations in the Sports Hall, Modern Foreign Language displays…
… Year 12 Business hosted their Around the World event in Refresh Cafe offering food and drink from various cultures and cuisines, and entertainment including themed quizzes and a raffle…
…Year 10 students showcased their published novel ‘Feud of Fire’ with a set up from their launch event hosted by Waterstones Watford.
The students professionalism and subject knowledge made the event a success for the third year running.
Well done to our Year 12 Business students on the success of their event Shaken Not Stirred yesterday, and many thanks to all who joined us at Micklefield Hall and to those who generously donated in aid of our chosen causes DEMAND Charity and The Amelia Richards Fund: DEMAND is a local charity that changes lives of those with disabilities through unique equipment solutions; and Amelia Richards is a Year 11 Watford UTC Student selected to represent England in Judo at the CP (Cerebral Palsy) Games in Spain this Summer.
Guests enjoyed a Prosecco reception at Micklefield Hall’s beautiful events venue, The Great Barn in Sarratt
Luxury afternoon tea finger food was supplied by Cucina, served alongside tea from Fortnum & Mason’s “Famous Teas” collection: Royal Blend, Earl Grey and Vanilla Nougat
Students also served signature cocktails and mocktails titled Spectre and The Golden Eye, specially created for the event in association with The Grove
Entertainment included Bangra performers, a photo booth and live music from the Watford UTC Band
Lucky guests won prizes in the raffle including: a Fortnum & Mason Champagne and Chocolates gift box; Men’s skincare from The Refinery and a father and son spa experience; and a signed Manchester United shirt
Thank you again to all our guests, sponsors, supporters and contributors for making this one of our biggest and best student-led events yet!
Listen below to guest John Darin of Heart Radio’s mention of the event in his drivetime show that evening: