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School Leaver Cyber Security (IT) VS Graduate Training Program? watch

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    So I’ve not been successful in getting an IT related apprenticeship (advanced or higher) or onto a school leaver trainee programme. And I’m wondering if my chances of getting into a competitive graduate cyber security / IT programme such as GCHQ, BAE Systems or BT will be improved by having a degree or not. The shortfall is having an extensive IT knowledge which can be attained by getting a degree. Question is will this be enough to differentiate me from other candidates who have MSc applying for same position?
 
 
 
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