Aaron Costello

Job Before: Sound Engineer

Job Now: Global Technology Support Specialist @ Latham & Watkins




Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: September 2021

Why did you start the Traineeship?
Previously, I worked as a self-employed producer/sound engineer. I enjoyed the work, but it simply wasn’t providing a stable income, and I found myself struggling financially. I chose to go into IT as I have always been interested in technology, and I imagined it would be a much more stable career choice. I specifically chose the IT Career Switch traineeship, primarily because of the testimonies of others who had been through the program and have found work.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
Primarily, I enjoyed the parts of the course that focussed on networking, which I had never looked into previously. I particularly enjoyed playing around in the simulated switch and router consoles.
What's your current role like?
It’s been great so far! I’m currently on my 4th week at the company and everyone there has been very accommodating. The training has proven helpful, the facilities are very good, and for the most part, I can choose to work from home or the office. After speaking to my co-workers, I’ve found that they all seem to appreciate the company just the same having worked there for many years in some cases.