• IT Support with Cyber Security Logo
  • IT Support with Cyber Security Logo
  • IT Support with Cyber Security Logo

Want to launch your career in cyber security but don’t have prior IT experience or education and don’t know where to start?

Don’t have a degree? Don’t worry we do not select on past educational background and our courses are designed for people without previous tech experience or education. 

Join Generation’s free bootcamp to build your confidence in a supportive environment and land your first job in IT Support with the tools to progress into in-demand cyber security roles within 3-5 years.

Benefits to you:

  • At NO cost you you, gain all the skills you need to kickstart a career in the IT Support industry
  • Teach you how to progress your career into high paying €65K+ cyber security positions with numerous (and growing) opportunities!
  • Average estimated starting salary from €25-30k in IT Support and €35k+ progressing as a Network Engineer, Desktop Engineer or System Administrator 
  • Gain access to a career in technology, one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors.
  • No previous qualifications or experience needed, only an interest in this career choice!
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How it works:

  • Free training: Over 9 weeks, you’ll learn how to successfully launch your career in IT Support and the skills needed with our dedicated Curriculum team.
  • Cyber Security: learn specific security technical skills around networking, configuring accounts and many more to help you stand out from the crowd.
  • Mentoring (on programme and 6 months after): You will receive one to one mentoring support throughout the programme and for 6 months after to support your journey int employment.
  • Connect with employers: At the end of the programme, we will connect you with employers with live vacancies and help you with your employability such as CV writing and mock interviews.

Key Information:

  • Application Stages: Please see below for more information on how to get involved.
  • Insight into IT Support: Scroll down below to watch a video, which gives you an insight into this profession.
  • Contact details: Any questions, please email us at irelandteam@generation.org and we will be happy to help!

Career paths

  • Cyber Security pathways –  we will teach you the different career pathways and qualifications so you could be looking at a job as a cyber security analyst or penetration tester within 5 years of your first job in IT Support.
  • Enhance your earning potential – IT Support specialists with cyber security skills can earn €10-20k more after just 5 years of experience

 

 

Program Length

9 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Remote learning

Online classroom with live instructor

“Lack of a degree means nothing when taking part in a generation bootcamp. The generation bootcamp has changed my life completely, not only am I confident in a professional environment but I am also in a job I never thought I would be able to get into a few months ago.”

Ben, AWS re/Start Learner - August 2022

Start Date

14 November 2022

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Not in education, training, or working regularly more than 16 hours per week
  • Have the legal right to work & live in Ireland - for non-EU citizens, we can only accept applications from those on a Stamp 1G or Stamp 4 Visa with 12 months or more remaining
  • Live in Ireland and - if applicable - is willing to relocate to commutable areas for job opportunities in employer centres
  • Available for 9 weeks, and ready to start a full time entry level job straight after the course
Up to €30k average estimated starting salary
Delivered in collaboration with: Verizon Logo Microsoft Logo

A few simple steps

  1. 15 minutes 1

    Fill out some details

    Start your application by filling out some quick details about yourself.
    Apply Now!

  2. 30 minutes 2

    Complete some online tasks

    In your own time, complete some tasks related to the programme. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete them.

  3. 90 minutes 3

    Meet us at an online info session

    Following completion of your application, sign up for an information session. You'll hear from employers and past participants, and learn how to be successful in your application.

  4. 2 hours 4

    Interview and ID Checks

    We use this time to get to know you better as a person, to learn about your motivation to do the programme, and to understand how we can best support you to complete it successfully.
    You'll also need to bring ID and work status documentation with you to this interview.

  5. 5

    Programme Starts

    We’ll let you know next steps of your application, which will either be to join the programme, or a referral to further opportunities.

Requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Not in education, training, or working regularly more than 16 hours per week
  • Have the legal right to work & live in Ireland - for non-EU citizens, we can only accept applications from those on a Stamp 1G or Stamp 4 Visa with 12 months or more remaining
  • Live in Ireland and - if applicable - is willing to relocate to commutable areas for job opportunities in employer centres
  • Available for 9 weeks, and ready to start a full time entry level job straight after the course

Location

Funded by

  • Verizon Logo
  • Microsoft Logo

Skills Earned

Technical Skills


We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:

  • How to diagnose and resolve hardware and software problems across the latest technologies
  • How to configure and install networks and operating systems with the right security
  • The behaviours and mindsets needed to progress to new career opportunities
  • How to provide excellent customer communication

Behavior & Mindsets


In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:

  • Work in a team
  • Communicate effectively
  • Adapt to different situations
  • Ongoing learning and development

What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Take the first step

    Go through the selection process outlined earlier.
    Apply Now!
  • 2

    Get oriented

    Complete Generation's orientation process with Generation staff. Together, we'll make sure you're ready to begin class with the resources you need to succeed.
  • 3

    Train

    Begin your training. Complete all assigned homework and come to class each day ready to learn and engage with your cohort and your instructor.
  • 4

    Prepare

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on mock interviews and perfecting your resume.
  • 5

    Graduate

    Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
  • 6

    Advance

    Continue to advance your career. Share your successes with the Generation team and stay connected with Generation.

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.

Coaching

The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges

CV Building

The right CV can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a CV that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network

Events

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges