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Stott and May launches worlds first Cyber Security Centre for Excellence

The Centre is an innovative training academy, where Stott and May’s highly regarded cyber security specialists train sales professionals in the advanced methodology of the cyber security recruitment market.

The Centre aims to provides would-be recruiters with all the tools they need to become leading recruitment professionals in the field. Representatives from Stott and May’s extensive network of cyber security clients, candidates and suppliers are regularly invited to work with the Centre to pass on their knowledge of the market, and provide students with the chance to network with those already in the industry. The Centre regularly invites industry experts to lead training workshops, ensuring that Stott and May remains at the forefront of industry change.

The Cyber Security Centre for Excellence is led by Simon Kouttis, Manager of Stott and May’s Cyber Security division. Kouttis leads the Centre’s sales and technical training, drawing on his extensive experience of recruiting for the cyber security market.

Kouttis commented, “The Cyber Security Centre for Excellence is the only one of its kind. It’s filling a real gap in the market for skilled, knowledgeable cyber security recruitment professionals who can help large and small companies find the experienced specialists they need to defend themselves from business-critical cyber-attacks. Cyber security is an ever-changing field, and the Centre provides the cutting-edge training to match.”

The Centre’s programme consists of two weeks’ intensive classroom-based interactive training, combined with discussion and independent study. Each trainee is paired with a senior recruitment consultant, with whom they work for eight months to get hands-on experience of working as a cyber security recruitment specialist.

Upon graduating from the Centre, candidates can join Stott and May’s UK cyber security team and have the potential to move to the New York office to continue their development in the field. The Centre has seen six graduates so far, with eight to begin in the near future.



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