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Join your peers in the best online Forces community for support and advice on transitioning into IT careers.
TechVets provides a safe community environment with like-minded tech-curious Forces community members, to support you through any career change concerns, learning and development as well as training collaboration, and local physical/virtual meetups to maintain your Military family.
With the challenge of breaking into a new career, we don't want you to have the additional complication of navigating the countless training providers, vendors and sales people often selling you training certifications when you have very little grounding in the subject.
The TechVets community will help you avoid the pitfalls of overpriced training, steer you towards the most beneficial certification tracks, and provide you the real truth about entry points, salary expectations and career paths...you will not be sold anything within our community, you will just get trustworthy advice!
Leaving the Military in the next 2 years? Perhaps considering a career change into Cyber or tech? Or a Forces spouse / partner suffering from a broken career as you move around with the Military. These times are challenging enough without the additional stress we have when embarking on a career change or returning to work from a career break.
We want you to know that whatever the challenge, our community is always here. There is always somebody to share a coffee - virtual or otherwise, and our local chapters will be meeting for catch-ups across the UK from the South West to Scotland; Wales to East Anglia.
You can dive straight in and get our community working for your benefit by leveraging the expertise of those veterans who are experienced information technology practitioners to support you as you build your skills.
Join one of our teams and start gaining hands-0n learning. Whether the Capture the Flag Team for all levels and across all topics or our more advanced Hack The Box team for those aspiring offensive specialists.
This brings together team work, fun and learning to the fore and allows those involved to be part of something challenging.
Network with our UK wide community or specifically with one of our 12 active regional chapters across the UK.
We have amassed a community of thousands of veterans, Service leavers, serving persons and their partners & spouses, with 12 active local chapters across the UK that includes many veterans already experienced in Cyber security or Technology at all levels - from Junior Analyst to Director or Business Owner, and everything in between
All of our community activity occurs in our online platform that is a unique leading forum for collaboration, sharing experience, hints and tips, supporting each other through training, and to maintain that close Military family you had during your Service.
TechVets is built on partnerships and has amassed some incredible relationships with fantastic companies to provide access to FREE training that would otherwise be at cost or inaccessible.
The training covers a range of career paths into more common IT careers from Project Management to Cyber Security!
Digital skills are vital for all careers with those lacking digital skills often finding that job searching is even more challenging.
Through our Cisco Networking Academy, TechVets offers basic digital skills that will help you learn how to use a computer, connect devices and access search, email, and social media, as well. You will also understand computer networking and how to browse and search the Internet, whilst becoming familiar with Microsoft Windows and how to work with files and folders.
Courtesy of Netcompany, TechVets are able to offer Microsoft Office Skills training to the Forces partners & spouses.
Through our partnership with Google, and delivered through Coursera in collaboration with DWP, TechVets is offering IT Support training through the Google Career Cert Scholarship Program.
The jobs available for this particular skill set include help desk technician, systems analyst, support specialist, database administrator, IT technician, computer user specialist, and many more.
This program includes over 100 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based assessments, which will help you simulate real-world IT support scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace.
The content is highly interactive and exclusively developed by Google employees with decades of experience in IT.
Through a mix of videos, assessments, and hands-on labs, you’ll be introduced to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, and security — foundational IT skills required for an entry-level job.
Your skills will include: Network protocols, cloud computing, Windows operating system, Linux command line, systems administration, encryption algorithms and techniques, and more.
Through our partnership with Google, and delivered through Coursera in collaboration with DWP, TechVets is offering IT Project Management training through the Google Career Cert Scholarship Program.
The Google Project Management Certificate helps you develop essential project management skill sets and business acumen. By learning and practicing the project management approaches included in this program, you’ll prepare yourself for introductory-level project manager roles across a variety of industries. Some common titles include Program Manager, Junior Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Scrum Master, and more. Project management is a skill that lends itself to many different types of roles in numerous industries with many opportunities for career growth.
This Project Management training includes over 140 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based assessments which will help you simulate real-world project management scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace.
The content is highly interactive and exclusively developed by Google employees with decades of experience in program and project management.
Skills you’ll gain will include: Creating risk management plans; Understanding process improvement techniques; Managing escalations, team dynamics, and stakeholders; Creating budgets and navigating procurement; Utilizing project management software, tools, and templates; Practicing Agile project management, with an emphasis on Scrum.
Through a mix of videos, assessments, and hands-on activities, you’ll get introduced to initiating, planning, and running both traditional and Agile projects. You’ll develop a toolbox to demonstrate your understanding of key project management elements, including managing a schedule, budget, and team.
Through our partnership with Google, and delivered through Coursera in collaboration with DWP, TechVets is offering Digital marketing & eCommerce training through the Google Career Cert Scholarship Program.
The number of open jobs in digital marketing and e-commerce continues to grow as businesses move more of their operations and sales online. Having an online presence allows businesses to widen their reach and gives customers greater access to products and services. In digital marketing and e-commerce jobs, you work at the intersection of many trends: the technology platforms that people use to connect, the products that people are interested in, and the ideas that make brands stand out.
Digital marketers help companies reach and engage with customers, build awareness, drive sales, and foster brand loyalty. They also measure, manage, and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and e-commerce sites, so that businesses can achieve their larger objectives. E-commerce specialists help design, create, and manage online stores. They also evaluate the success of online stores at driving sales or other actions by customers.
Some common job titles can include: Digital Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Specialist, SEO Specialist, Search Engine Analyst, Media Planner, E-commerce Associate.
This training includes over 190 hours of instruction and practice-based assessments, which simulate real-world digital marketing and e-commerce scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace. The content is highly interactive and developed by Google employees with experience in the field.
Skills you’ll gain will include: Developing digital marketing and e-commerce strategies; attracting and engaging customers through digital marketing channels like search and email; measuring marketing analytics and sharing insights; building e-commerce stores, analyzing e-commerce performance, and building customer loyalty.
Platforms and tools you will learn include: Canva, Constant Contact, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, HubSpot, Mailchimp, Shopify, and Twitter
Through a mix of videos, assessments, and hands-on activities, you’ll learn how to use popular tools and platforms required for an entry-level job. Learn concrete skills that top employers are hiring for right now.
Through our partnership with Google, and delivered through Coursera in collaboration with DWP, TechVets is offering Data Analytics training through the Google Career Cert Scholarship Program.
One of the most exciting parts of being a data analyst is the number of opportunities available. Nearly every company has the ability to collect data, and the amount of data is growing larger and larger. This has led to a higher demand for employees who can organize and analyze data to unearth insights. Organizations have trouble recruiting for positions that require data analysis skills, and demand for these jobs will continue to increase, with about 11.5 million data related jobs being created in the U.S. by 2026 (BLS).
A career in data analytics allows you the opportunity to specialize, this just means you’ll be focused on in-depth knowledge for an specific industry and your day to day work will revolve around problem solving for that industry. Some common titles can include: Junior Data Analyst, Junior Data Scientist, HR/Payroll Analyst, Finance Analyst, Operations Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Healthcare Analyst and many more.
This program includes over 180 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based assessments, which will help you simulate real-world data analytics scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace. The content is highly interactive and exclusively developed by Google employees with decades of experience in data analytics. Through a mix of videos, assessments, and hands-on labs, you’ll get introduced to analysis tools and platforms and key analytical skills required for an entry-level job.
Skills you’ll gain will include: Data cleaning, problem solving, critical thinking, data ethics, and data visualization
Platforms and tools you will learn include: Presentations, Spreadsheets, SQL, Tableau and R Programming
In addition to expert training and hands-on projects, you'll complete a case study that you can share with potential employers to showcase your new skill set. Learn concrete skills that top employers are hiring for right now.
Through our partnership with Splunk, our members have access to Splunk training and exam vouchers as part of the SplunkWork+ initiative.
This includes access to the eLearning version of all 22 of the following single-subject courses in the Knowledge Manager and Search Expert learning paths. You will have access to the videos for 12 months. Additionally, eLearning offerings with labs will allow you to access the labs up to three times over the 12-month period. Each lab access lasts 4 hours.
Through our partnership with Google, and delivered through Coursera in collaboration with DWP, TechVets is offering UX Design training through the Google Career Cert Scholarship Program.
One of the most exciting parts about joining the field of user experience is the large number of job opportunities available. Nearly every company needs UX designers to help create their digital and physical products. While the need for UX designers continues to grow, there is currently a shortage of UX design professionals to fill those roles.
A career in UX design allows you the opportunity to work as a generalist, finding a role as a UX designer, UI designer, or UX researcher, or as a specialist, like a visual designer or interaction designer. Upon completion of this certificate program, you will be able to search for jobs with all of these titles, and find the role that best suits you.
This program includes over 200 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based activities and assessments that simulate real-world UX design scenarios and are critical for success in the workplace. The content is highly interactive and developed by Google employees with decades of experience in UX design.
You’ll learn how to complete the design process from beginning to end, including: Empathizing with users; Defining user pain points; Coming up with ideas for design solutions; Creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes; Testing designs through usability studies; Iterating on designs based on feedback.
Through a mix of videos, readings, assessments, and hands-on activities, you’ll learn in-demand design tools, Figma and Adobe XD. You’ll even create a portfolio that includes three projects to share with potential employers to showcase the skills you learned in this program.
Through our Cisco Networking Academy, TechVets can provide access to Networking Essentials, Networking is at the heart of the digital transformation. The network is essential to many business functions today, including business critical data and operations, cybersecurity, and so much more. A wide variety of career paths rely on the network -- so it's important to understand what the network can do, how it operates, and how to protect it.
We also provide access to training for CCNA & CCNP. Members who are able to pass the CCNA and / or CCNP courses with a 70% or higher course score, are eligible to purchase the exam vouchers at 50% discount!
Through our partnership with Fortinet, TechVets members have access to the training and certifications within the Fortinet NSE Program.
The Fortinet Training Institute provides certification and training in the growing field of cybersecurity. The program includes a wide range of self-paced, instructor-led, and virtual instructor-led training, as well as practical, experiential exercises that demonstrate mastery of complex network security concepts. Book one of our scheduled classes or sign up for custom learning for your organization.
Through our partnership with Netcompany, our members gain access to MS-900, SC-900, and AZ-900 training with the opportunity to gain the certification too!
TechVets offers access to premium TryHackMe training. This provides learners with hands-on training designed to support people from the very start of the journey into cyber security.
Our partnership with Safestack.io, TechVets members can gain training in secure development.
Through relevant, high-quality content created by industry experts and released regularly, SafeStack learners build and apply essential security skills and behaviors as they go. Plus, our platform’s built-in assessments and reporting mean organizations can meet compliance requirements with ease.
Alternatively, TechVets members can access the Pega Academy through our partnership with Pega Systems. This offers training and certifications in Pega's low-code technology.
The benefit of a community containing so many veteran Cyber professionals, is the ready-made professional network and visibility of opportunities.
By helping to put our members in direct contact with industry, provide them the opportunity to upskill, as well as improve their CVs and interview techniques, we are able to support more of the Forces community into sustainable employment.
One of the most common challenges in the Forces community, is understanding the transferable skills and articulating them on a CV.
The TechVets community can help with this through the use of the peer review service. This service uses fantastic volunteers who are experienced in hiring and CV reviews into Cyber or Tech roles.
This service ensures that TechVets members can send their CV and covering letter directly to CREST to be distributed to all the CREST member organisations in the UK. These organisations range from large FTSE 100 companies to boutique consultancies.
TechVets facilitates access to industry through our partnerships to provide a combination of training and education workshops, webinars and networking events.
This ensures that our members have the best opportunity to gain that important direct interaction and networking with hiring managers and employers.
We engage with hiring managers and employers who understand the skills and experience that veterans have and that appreciate the value veterans add to the workplace.
Those who wish to hire our dedicated, motivated, talented and professional members are able to post their opportunities on Jobs Board.
This service is free of charge for both our members and the hiring company removing any barriers to top talent.
If you are a company who wishes to promote your career opportunities with the TechVets community, please email [email protected]