Our client Holker IT, that are also based in Colne, has enrolled new recruits Nina Akrigg and Timon Holden onto a new Government initiative.
The duo will attend a Level 4 Apprenticeship for Cyber Security Technology and Risk Analysis to be run by Training 2000 in Blackburn.
“We have earned a reputation as a regional specialist in cyber security and these appointments will help to re-inforce that position,” said Matthew Metcalfe, managing director Holker IT, a Cyber Essentials Plus accredited company.
“The threat posed by hacking cannot be over-stated and every business is vulnerable to attack. It is absolutely imperative that all firms – small, medium or large – take the necessary steps to ensure their computer systems are protected from theft and damage to both hardware and software.
“At Holker IT, we have created a dedicated cyber security department to tackle the issues and this new course is a chance for Nina and Tim to increase their knowledge.”
Padiham-born Nina, who lives in Brierfield, is a former student at Mansfield High School and Burnley College, where she gained a national diploma in performing arts.
“My working life has included administration and sales positions, but I have a strong background in IT and I am relishing the opportunity to develop a career in cyber security,” said the 33-year-old mother-of-two.
Timon, 22, lives in Blackburn and formerly attended St Mary’s College and Edge Hill University where he achieved a degree in film and media studies.
“Cyber security is so important these days and it is very clear that Holker IT is determined to be at the forefront. I want to be a part of that.”