We are able to offer you this training for free as part of IBMs commitment to supporting former or transitioning armed forces personnel. The course is delivered by an IBM instructor.

Course content

The course consists of two phases:

  • Phase 1 will cover i2 Analyst’s Notebook Essentials;

  • Phase 2 will cover i2 Analyst’s Notebook Advanced Importing & Analysis.

What you need to qualify for the course

You do not have to have advanced technical skills to be successful in this course. We request that applicants:

  • Are IT literate with Windows Excel experience;

  • Have a desire to learn about analytics; and,

  • Are either a job seeker or are in resettlement with a desire to work in analytics.

Previous students have included former and resettling JNCOs, SNCOs  and Officers from all three services and a variety of cap badges.

When are the i2 courses being held?

Applications are now open for our 2019 i2 courses (please note, these dates are provisional and subject to change):

  • 29 October - 2 November 2018

  • 4 - 8 March 2019 

  • 11 - 15 November 2019

Each day runs from approximately 9am-5pm. We do not charge a fee to attend the course, however, you will be responsible for your own travel, accommodation and food costs for the duration of the course. If you are in resettlement and using GRT for the course you can claim all subsistence back upon completion of the required MODF 1746. Please see your Unit Resettlement Officer for a copy of this form.

Where do the courses take place?

The courses all take place at Hartham Park in Corsham, Wiltshire. Please note that this is not an MOD establishment.  

Who delivers the course?

The courses are delivered as part of a partnership between ourselves, IBM and the Corsham Institute.

  • SaluteMyJob - we source all the students for the course;

  • IBM Security - provide the software and the trainers for the course;

  • Corsham Institute - provide the training facilities.

What is i2?

IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook is a visual intelligence analysis environment that can optimise the value of massive amounts of information collected by government agencies and businesses. It allows analysts to quickly collate, analyse and visualise data from disparate sources while reducing the time required to discover key information in complex data. IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook delivers timely, actionable intelligence to help identify, predict, prevent, and disrupt criminal, terrorist, and fraudulent activities. The tool is widely used by government agencies, Defence and increasingly by banks and retail organisations.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are aimed at former and transitioning Armed Forces personnel who are looking to work within cyber security.

This is a good foundation for anyone looking for employment as data analysts, especially with organisations who use the i2 product.

Will I gain a qualification?

If you successfully pass this course you will be accredited by IBM as a certified i2 Analyst.


Once applications have been opened, we will then provide you with further details and instructions about the training. You will then need to complete 3 assessments that will be emailed to you after you submit your CV. If you pass your assessments you will be invited to a video interview as the final step to securing a spot in the training. You can join our i2 Analyst Training Facebook Group here.