Christopher Simpson

Job Before: Management Assistant

Christopher Simpson IT Career Switch

Job Now: 1st Line Technical Consultant @ Claritas Solutions
Christopher Simpson IT Career Switch
Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: August 2020
Why did you start the Traineeship?
After being put on Furlough by my previous employer in the transport industry I was told I was at risk of redundancy due to the COVID crisis. I decided to look for a career with long term employability prospects, which is where I found IT Career Switch.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
I enjoyed that the course was self-paced, so I could work as many hours as I wanted. I also found the labs useful, as the main body of the course is very theoretical it was great to get a hands-on approach, given I had very little prior experience.
What's your current role like?
My new role is busy, with a lot of vendors and program-specific information to take in but the team I work with is great. It is expanding rapidly and everyone is willing to help, even when that help is via Skype with work from home being in effect.