For the this session in the New Professionals Forum Development Series, we are delighted to be joined by Helen Almey, Head of Capability Engagement - National Security at ADS. She will aim to discuss what the security sector is, how it differs from defence, opportunities that may be pursued, and what underpinning skills are of value.

About Helen Almey

As a Biologist with a PhD in Entomology who started her career as a Government Defence Researcher, transferable skills have been the basis of Helen's career – something only realised very late in the journey! Helen's experience has allowed jobs in research, policy, innovation, defence and security whilst working in government, industry and academia. Helen believes the security sector is a great area to work in, allowing diverse and exciting opportunities – but in many ways it is one of the hardest sectors to actually define.

About the NPF Development Series

The NPF Development Series of webinars is aimed at providing members an opportunity to network, engage in discussion, and share knowledge. 

Focusing on a range of personal and professional development topics, from personal branding to imposter syndrome, the series looks to respond directly to the needs of our new professional community. The series offers actionable advice and clear guidance for new professionals, bringing together speakers from the sectors of aerospace, defence, space and security.

If you would like to see a webinar focus on a topic that you feel would be relevant to fellow NPF members, please don't hesitate to get in contact with

The New Professionals Forum

The New Professionals Forum (NPF) is an ADS member networking and professional development forum for industry professionals new to the aerospace, defence security & space sectors.

The goal is to create a supportive and helpful community by generating connections between people, groups, information and experiences in our sectors. The core group is made up of early career professionals including engineers, HR advisors, consultants, finance controllers, project managers and business developers. Why not join us?

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