Post Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:35 am

UK Opportunities

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums, but this seems a great place to get information. Most of what I've found here regarding careers and certification is US based, and I could use some advice on what is available in the UK.

I'm a recent graduate (with a 1st class Masters of mathematics) and for a while I've been interested in security, particularly ethical hacking and forensics. However the problem I'm having is that most job opportunities either want people with industry experience, or a relevant qualification (like an MSc in computer security). Most of the qualifications I've found, like CISSPA and other MSc's require you to have experience anyway.

My question is, is there any way to get into computer security without experience? Is it possible to get work as a trainee (with leave to study an MSc) since at about £15k for a course, even with a career development loan of £8k it's still a stretch.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.