Alec Phillips

Job Before: Accommodations Administrator

Alec Phillips IT Career Switch

Job Now: ICT Technician @ Westcountry Schools Trust
Alec Phillips IT Career Switch
Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2021
Why did you start the Traineeship?
I’ve always had a passion for tech and wanted a way into the IT industry. I did my research and came across IT Career Switch’s traineeships. I thought a structured course with support from a tutor would be the best way for me to learn.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
I enjoyed being able to work at my own pace, and feeling supported when I encountered any issues. My favourite course was Security+ and in particular I enjoyed learning how to address security incidents.
What's your current role like?
My current role is very varied. I get to work with an incredibly wide variety of tech and I assist a range of people. It’s a very rewarding role and there’s a lot to learn, but I am really enjoying it!