17 August 2018
Following an intensive online questionnaire, a subsequent test and a gruelling interview where she was quizzed on her skills and interest in cyber security, Farnborough Hill student Alice has secured sponsorship from a top secret government agency for her university place, and the promise of employment post degree.
The prestigious award sees Alice receive £4000 p/a towards her university living costs and a 6-8 week paid placement, for which she will need top-level national security clearance.
Alice is extremely excited, saying: ‘Getting the opportunity to work with the best technology and the greatest experts in the field, plus an assured job for at least the next 6 years, is both incredibly exciting and somewhat daunting.’
Mrs Alexandra Neil, Head, added: ‘We are so proud of Alice being astute enough to look to the future at a time of extreme pressure in the run up to her exams, and then delivering excellent results of 2A*A, which has made that future possible. I am so thrilled that a Farnborough Hill girl is going into such an innovative and dynamic industry, particularly one of such great service to the nation.’