Gil Clelland

Job Before: Case Handler

Gil Clelland IT Career Switch

Job Now: MAC Engineer @ Focus Group
Gil Clelland IT Career Switch
Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: September 2020
Why did you start the Traineeship?
I’d reached a turning point in my career and was looking for something to move into where I felt the prospects were strong. IT fit the bill, but equally importantly I needed to find a provider to carry out my studies and qualifications with that gave me confidence to go ahead. Career Switch did that.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
I enjoyed the challenge of learning a whole new, and wide, discipline. The way the training was provided was interactive enough to hold my attention and the closer to the final exams that you got the more interactive and challenge based the learning became. I thrived on meeting each individual hurdle in the build up to taking the final qualifications.
What's your current role like?
I really feel like I’ve landed on my feet with my role as a MAC Engineer. It’s giving me a chance to gradually develop my skills from theory into practise, with the prospect of moving into first line support and beyond. There’s a very good atmosphere at the company I’m working, with people more than happy to help out with some knowledge and advice as I’m learning the role.