Naqeeb Ghazi

Job Before: Chemistry Teacher

Job Now: IT Technician @ CIL Management Consultants

Jamie-Rao

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: June 2021

Why did you start the Traineeship?
I loved the relationships while teaching science at secondary school, but never felt I was intellectually or technically challenged. For me, the satisfaction of any job surely lies in successfully solving problems that speak to our inner talents. A few years after entering the teaching profession, I decided it was time to change to a more technical problem solving profession that, ideally, involved technology and great career progression. That’s when my interest in the IT field started to gain momentum and soon after, I found IT Career Switch (ITCS). To an extent, it was a step into the unknown, but if you are willing to commit, the mist starts to clear.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
The LiveLabs were the best part of the training. Allows you to apply the theory and the exam simulator was amazing. My initial mistake was trying to rush the learning, so when I was more meticulous I really started to see the fruits of my labour.
What's your current role like?
I work for a management consultancy who are slowly expanding their relatively small IT team. My current jobs include Inventory management, setting up devices for new staff, troubleshooting general IT issues (1st line support), creating a knowledge base, patch management, Azure AD administration.
They have a great training budget and I will be looking to complete more certs with them in addition to the ones for my next phase of ITCS training.