Job Before: Customer Service Specialist
Job Now: Junior Internal IT Support @ Jonas Software UK
Why did you start the Traineeship?
Whilst growing up in South Africa, I always had a passion and fascination with anything PC/IT/Gadgets related. So it was only natural that when I graduated High school that I would want to drive straight into an IT degree. Unfortunately this was short lived due to constraints, which led me to the Motor Trade. Now at the age of 29, in a new Country, I assumed this was where I would remain, until I saw an ad for IT Career Switch. At first it was very daunting as I second guessed whether or not I would be able to do this again, starting from scratch. In the end I persuaded myself and never looked back. 12 Months later I have a Comptia qualification under my belt , I work with an amazing company doing something I love. IT Career Switch helped me through this journey and I am still studying, and who knows where I will be in another 12 months.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
The fact that you could do it at your own pace, The test questions at the end of each module assisted a great deal when it came to testing your knowledge.
What's your current role like?
I am currently working as Junior Internal IT Support for a fantastic company. Completely different ballpark but significant way, Everyone shares the same passion for the IT world that initially got me into the Career switch program. I am more than pleased that I made the change.