Cyber Security Centre of Excellence | Stott & May

Our unparalleled industry reputation, market knowledge and network enable us to deliver strategic recruitment solutions with clarity and discretion. Forming consultative partnerships with clients, we operate across EMEA, within vendor, reseller, consultancy and end user.


Stott and May’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence supports our commitment to ensuring that our level of knowledge and insight remains at the forefront of the industry and enables our clients to achieve their objectives.
A world first, the centre is an innovative training academy, where Stott and May’s highly regarded cyber security specialists train sales professionals in the advanced methodology of the cyber security recruitment market, providing them with the tools they need to become leading recruitment professionals in the field.
How does it function?
The Cyber Security Centre for Excellence is run by Simon Kouttis and Oliver Kuenhe, managers of Stott and May’s Cyber Security division, who also lead the centre’s sales and technical training, drawing on their extensive experience of recruiting for the cyber security market.
Representatives from Stott and May’s network of cyber security clients, candidates and suppliers are regularly invited to work with the centre to pass on their knowledge of the market, and provide students with an excellent opportunity to network with those already in the industry.

The centre also regularly invites industry experts to lead training workshops, ensuring that Stott and May remains at the cutting edge of change in this rapidly evolving sector.
The centre’s programme consists of two weeks’ intensive classroom-based interactive training, combined with discussion and independent study. Each trainee is paired with a senior recruitment consultant, with whom they work for eight months to get hands-on experience of working as a cyber security recruitment specialist.
The main objective of the academy is to ensure that trainees have enough knowledge and passion for the industry with which to form an opinion. It is designed to be thought provoking and challenging – we hold regular debates which allow a better way of communicating with our clients and candidates. We study market reports and white papers to reinforce the context of our discussions.
Upon graduating from the centre, candidates can join Stott and May’s UK cyber security team and have the potential to move to the New York office to continue their development in the field.

Stott and May’s expertise

Stott and May is an experienced cyber security recruitment and information security recruitment agency.
The way security is viewed within business has changed and there is more focus on enabling business. This draws many parallels to how security recruitment is viewed within Stott and May. We seek professionals who can unlock your business challenges and ensure you can achieve your strategic goals
Stott and May has an extensive network of existing contacts that enables us to find suitable recruits for our clients and only employ industry leading recruiters who are market experts and proven in their field with track records of delivery and success.
We’ve successfully placed candidates in markets across the UK, EMEA and the USA, in roles including, Chief Information Security Officer, CIO, Head of Risk Management, Information Security Manager, Cyber Consultant, IT Security Officer, Application Security Specialist and Network Security Manager.

To find out about opportunities in the academy, sign up to our Centre of Excellence course today.


Thames Valley

New York


We have worked very successfully with Giles, making multiple hires across the UK, Germany, France, Benelux and most recently Nordics.

VP sales Northern Europe
Good Technology

For me, it’s about the personal understanding Stott and May has of not only my recruitment requirements, but that of other areas of our business.

Head of Deployment Services - IT Services