Supporting initiatives that help contribute to a vibrant digital future for all
We are a profit with a purpose company operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure. Our world-class registry, sophisticated DNS and cyber services are helping create a vibrant digital future. Some projects we are involved in to help deliver a vibrant digital future for all include…
Tech Talent Charter
Nominet has signed up to the Tech Talent Charter (TTC), an organisation-led commitment to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK. We have pledged to effect meaningful change and will continue to enforce all possible measures to attract more women into our business and industry – and keep them.
Digital Futures Report
This is a project that seeks to encourage debate on what matters most as we shape our digital future in the UK.
Together with CyLon, the world’s leading cyber security accelerator, we launched its seventh London programme – Cohort 7. The alliance will help develop CyLon’s UK programme, supercharging the UK’s early-stage cyber security ecosystem, as well as enabling eight startups to follow in the footsteps of CyLon graduates like Tessian, VChain, and Immersive Labs.
With more than 20 years’ experience running the .UK domain, relied upon by millions of people every day, at Nominet we play a key role across the digital economy, supporting individuals, business, education and government, tackling cyber threats at the network level. The importance of cyber security innovation for the digital economy lies at the heart of the new partnership which will run through to the end of 2020 and includes both financial and in-kind support for the CyLon programme from Nominet.
One of the most successful means of entering the cyber sector is through apprenticeship schemes. As part of the National Cyber Security Programme, the Government offered 23 cyber security apprenticeships in a pilot scheme; they received over 1,200 applications in three weeks.
Nominet was one of the firms involved in the scheme, and in 2017 we embarked in our very first cyber security apprenticeship programme. We had two cyber security apprentices join us who were learning about all areas of the role to prepare them for a career in whatever specialism they found most compelling. Our apprentices came from different backgrounds, but both recognised the apprenticeship was a means to get their foot in the door in an industry without technical qualifications.