Partners and Sponsors
Driven by a desire to make a difference together, The Royal Foundation is the primary philanthropic and charitable vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Our programmes currently revolve around main themes of work; mental health, early years, wildlife conservation, and emergency responders.
In addition to these programmes, as the country responds to COVID-19, The Royal Foundation is working to support frontline workers and ensure that those in need are able to access mental health support.
Ark Data Centres
"Ark are proud to support TechVets who harness and up-skill the incredible talent, capability and well trained and tested characteristics of our Military veterans and thereby enable a second meaningful career contribution to be made yet again by that impressive group to UK PLC."
As a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant, techUK recognises the unique skills and experience veterans bring to the workplace, such as teamwork, leadership and project management. Coupled with these broader skills, many veterans also have a STEM background so there is an incentive for technology companies to utilise these skills within national shortage of STEM-focused roles, such as engineers.
As a TechVets sponsor, techUK is keen to help develop the connections between our member companies and veterans looking to transition into a career within the digital and technology industries.
“The Veterans' Foundation has been set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependants, who are in need.”
“The Veterans' Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. To date, it has given £2 million out in grants to 140 organisations, many of them smaller but very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community. The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of
mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance.”
“We are grateful for the public’s support of the Veterans’ Foundation and its Veterans’ Lottery, and we encourage you to spread the word.”
- Major General David Shaw CBE
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) engineers modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world. Together, we’re improving everyday life. See how at www.cognizant.com or @cognizant
Immersive Labs is the world’s first human cyber readiness platform. Our technology delivers challenge-based cybersecurity content developed by experts and powered by the latest threat intelligence. Our unique approach enables businesses to battle-test and evidence their workforce’s preparedness to face emerging cyber threats.
We provide free access to qualifying individuals through our academy to help identify new talent based on skills, not degrees or certifications. Our enterprise customers and sponsors advertise jobs via our web-based platform to hire without bias, helping to increase diversity within their organizations. For more information visit www.immersivelabs.com
Fortinet secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future.
The Fortinet Veterans Program helps military service members (past and transitioning) find opportunities at Fortinet or within Fortinet’s ecosystem of partners, distributors, resellers, and customers.
A unique trait of the Fortinet Veterans Program, it has been developed and managed by veterans for veterans, creating a sincere and relatable experience.
As part of the $100 million Splunk Pledge, we have committed to supporting efforts to train the workforce of tomorrow, equipping veterans and former service members with the Splunk skills to position you for the jobs of today.
The SplunkWork+ community you are about to join is for current service members, veterans, and spouses in partnership with TechVets. Through this program, you will have access to award-winning eLearning courses that will help prepare you for cutting-edge jobs that are available right now with companies around the world.
Splunk is the world’s first Data-to-Everything Platform designed to remove the barriers between data and action, so that everyone thrives in the Data Age. We’re empowering IT, DevOps and security teams to transform their organizations with data from any source and on any timescale.
TryHackMe are partnering with TechVets to support underemployed and unemployed veterans into Cyber Security careers. Through this partnership, TryHackMe are providing access to premium content for up to 12 TechVets members for 3 months each.
TryHackMe is an online platform that teaches cyber security through short, gamified real-world labs. We have content for both complete beginners and seasoned hackers, incorporating guides and challenges to cater for different learning styles.
SANS Institute is pleased to announce its partnership with Tech Vets. UK Veterans who are looking to transition into a career in cybersecurity, will now be able to apply for the SANS Work Study program through TechVets.
SANS has historically been a strong supporter of Military veterans who are looking to take up a career in cybersecurity. We are proud to offer, through our partnership with TechVets, those Service Leavers and veterans, the opportunity to learn and develop their technical skills, gain GIAC certifications and, through TechVets the opportunity to land that dream job.
The SANS Institute is the largest and most trusted source for cybersecurity training. Its programs now reach more than 250,000 security professionals around the world.
Pega is committed to supporting military personnel, service leavers and veterans. Pega low-code application development skills are in high demand in the UK and internationally, both by our customers and our industry partners, offering great career opportunities.
Pega isn’t some new, venture-backed app start-up. We were founded in 1983 on the idea that technology should be accessible to everyone, businesspeople and IT alike. We have developed a lot since then, but we continue to find better ways to build and deliver software – crushing complexity for businesses in any industry.
Our platform is the engine that helps leading brands make better decisions, deepen customer and employee relationships, boost efficiency, and create true business value.
We have built the latest agile, design thinking best practices right into our low-code platform – so Pega developers can collaborate, innovate, and bring new ideas to life fast.
Samurai Security and TechVets are partnered to support veterans who are looking to transition into a career in cybersecurity.
Through this partnership, Samurai are providing free cybersecurity training to selected veterans for each one of their courses.
Samurai is training veterans in transitioning and upskilling into cyber not only because of the intrinsic demand for their skillsets in the industry. but also because we believe in TechVets mission to alleviate the national issues of underemployment with military veterans.
arcX is pleased to announce its partnership with Tech Vets.
As a veteran owned business, arcX is proud to support the UK armed forces community and assist veterans in their transition to a career within Cyber Security.
UK veterans will now be able to access both free and heavily discounted training courses, and confidently work their way through CREST examinations.
Exploit your potential with globally accredited & specialist cyber security training courses delivered on the arcX platform.
In 1969 one ambition changed the world, giving anyone, anywhere the power to learn. Established by the Royal Charter and globally recognised, The Open University has pioneered distance learning for over 50 years, delivering exceptional teaching and outstanding support to students across the UK and the world.
Our mission is to make learning accessible to all, and together we’ve already helped over 2 million students to realise their ambitions. Press play to discover more.
North Green Security are pleased to announce a partnership with Tech Vets.
To help with the challenge veterans face when joining the civilian workforce, North Green Security are providing free and discounted training courses. We align our courses to appropriate examination bodies, to ensure veterans can work towards valid, recognised, and respected certifications.
The cyber security industry can massively benefit from the skills veterans can bring to the table. We are keen to shine a light on that.
Netcompany was founded in 2000 and has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Netcompany in the UK has been a success story since 2017, now hosting c. 400 employees across key hubs in London and Leeds.
As a pure play next generation IT services company, Netcompany continue to build a prestigious client base focusing on bespoke and mission critical projects in both Public Sector (central government departments) as well as the commercial sector within manufacturing, energy, transportation, media, aerospace & defence as well as consumer services.
Scholarships for the new Google Career Certificates are now available, and TechVets through the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), is excited to help bring these scholarships to our community.
With TechVets help, Google is providing 100,000 Google Career Certificate scholarships to people in Europe, the Middle East and Africa who can benefit most from this job training.
Google Career Certificates provide people with rapid reskilling for high-growth jobs without the need for a college degree or prior relevant experience in the fields of IT support, data analytics, project management, user experience (UX) design, and digital marketing.
These certificates were developed and taught by Google employees, and are hands-on, practical, and rigorous. They can be completed in under six months part-time.
PolicyWizard host courses that are designed to disseminate the very best knowledge that attendees can use for conjuring effective Security Policies. The knowledge gained on the courses will help to elevate the Forces community transitioning into Cyber and Information Security. The ability to develop or participate in creation of security policies is a skill required by all professionals in Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) and all Security Management roles.
Founded by Stuart Wedge, a British Army Veteran and GRC Professional, who is setting out to tackle the scourge of terrible security policies by building an army of trained PolicyWizards. There is a massive void for excellent affordable training in this niche area of Information Security and with the new partnership between TechVets and PolicyWizard, there is a good chance that military veterans in the UK can start to fill the gaps. In the words of the PolicyWizard, “If we get the policies right, we get the message right. If we get the message right, we get engagement. If we get engagement, we get action. If we get action, we get progress.”.
Working in partnership to provide access to cyber security opportunities for veterans and service leavers.
TechVets and CREST have been working together since 2018, providing veterans and service leavers with access to cyber security opportunities with CREST member organisations. This has proved to be an extremely valuable partnership.
It is increasingly difficult to find people with the right skills in the cyber security industry and CREST member companies are always in search of talented individuals with a solid technical background. TechVets members possess a wealth of experience in technical, managerial and leadership skills.
The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) is the only pure play cyber and information security institution to have been granted Royal Charter status and is dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism in cyber and information security.
CIISec was formed in 2006 to advance the professionalism of information security practitioners and thereby the professionalism of the industry. CIISec provide a universally accepted focal point for the information cyber security profession, it is an independent not-for-profit body governed by its
members, ensuring standards of professionalism for practitioners, qualifications, operating practices, training and individuals.
CIISec has a growing membership that represents over 15,000 individuals and provides a universally-accepted focal point for the profession, ensuring standards of professionalism for practitioners, qualifications, operating practices, training and individuals.
VETS is an online platform from the Veterans’ Employment Transition Support (VETS) team that brings together our community in one place and acts as a one-stop-shop. We bring together those who have served in the military, individuals who wish to help them progress their careers and businesses looking for individuals with their skill sets into one place.
We focus on offering peer-to-peer mentoring options with individuals from various backgrounds to ensure individuals are getting the tailored support they may need from those who can offer insight and experience of real-life situations.
We also work by bringing together businesses, charity partners and government organisations to join up the existing transition support initiatives, create space for collaboration and provide education and support that helps improve employment outcomes for veterans, employers and the UK economy.
International Cyber Expo Driven by popular demand, International Cyber Expo has emerged as the cybersecurity event where business, innovation and education converge. Over two days, industry veterans, newcomers, technical experts, executives and investors are invited to address the issues of tomorrow's interconnected world in the heart of London.
The Expo endeavours to be the hub of global and inclusive collaboration, focusing on connecting cybersecurity vendors with decision-makers such as CISOs, CIOs, and Head of Information Security from mid-large sized enterprises, government, critical national infrastructure, and public sector organisations. It is an event for the community, by the community, with CISO roundtables, and informative sessions by experts in the field, including immersive demonstrations of the latest cutting-edge technologies. Its agenda is shaped by a diverse and esteemed Advisory Council chaired by Professor Ciaran Martin CB (former CEO of the NCSC) and made up of credible government, industry and academic stakeholders.
UK Cyber Week Launch Event Set to Close the Cyber Knowledge Gap Between Security and Business Communities
Bringing together globally renowned speakers and leading cyber experts, it aims to bridge the knowledge gap between cyber and business communities, demystifying jargon, sharing expertise and unique insights, in addition to showcasing the latest in cybersec tech and initiatives. The organisers are providing conference-level content completely free of charge to facilitate the knowledge sharing required to upskill the industry.
Attendees will hear from over 100 world-class security experts, hackers and commentators from across the cyber spectrum.
Joining the illustrious event line-up will be speakers and exhibitors at the forefront of cyber security such as Arctic Wolf, Beyond Identity, CrowdStrike, Darktrace, Fortanix, Forescout, ManageEngine, SentinelOne, SenseOn Tech and Thales. Attendees can expect discussion, debate and insights into a range of critical topics; from AI/ML & data science, application security and cloud & platform security to cryptography, data forensics & incident response and reverse & social engineering.
Veteran's Global Tech Network
A Partnership Around The Globe
Founded in 2021, the Veteran Global Tech Network is a collaborative network between the leaders of organizations that are run with the same principled, moral, and ethical approach to support our veterans and service leavers around the world.
This is a collaborative network providing opportunity to:
The member organisations of the Veterans' Global Tech Network are all about the services that we provide those we support. By ensuring we combine our pooled knowledge and experience we are able to more effectively and efficiently develop our individual services for the benefit of our communities.
To face the challenges we have as charity and non-profit organisations, discussing lessons learned and sharing the trends we see when delivering our services, assists us as community leaders in ensuring we fully understand the problems we aim to solve.
Collaboration in joint activities (such as Capture the Flag events) helps us to enhance our global community's experience by providing access to hands-on team based challenging activities that broadens and deepens their skills whilst maximising their exposure to a myriad of technical problem sets - all the whils assisting those we support in building their own industry network.
Founding Global Leaders
Founding Member Organisations
TechVets is a non-profit that exists as a bridge for veterans and service leavers into Cyber Security and Technology careers.
We want to alleviate the issue of unemployment and underemployment in the veteran community by ensuring all veterans can combine their military experience with their new leading digital skills acquired through TechVets to gain sustainable careers in technology and cyber security.
VetSec is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to create a world where no veteran pursuing a career in cybersecurity goes unemployed. Offering a first of its kind community of veterans in cybersecurity, mentorship, resume reviews, and educational resources, VetSec aims to help veteran unemployment and mental health and close the cyber skills gap.