Success Stories

You can be confident that you will receive the training and recruitment support necessary to achieve your career goals. Here you can view some of our success stories.

Joel Birch

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Joel Birch

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: February 2020
Job Before: Warehouse Operative
Current role: 1st Line Support @ NDI Technologies

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I was looking for a new career, I had never really got on with computers but I did enjoy problem solving and learning new things which IT certainly covers. Also it is a step toward a better career in a growing industry.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I liked learning the content, there were a lot of simple tools I didn’t even know existed on any computer. I was able to learn at my own pace and could learn more about the topics whenever I wanted.

What's your current role like?

It is a steep learning curve to begin with and takes time to adjust to a new career. But I work in a company with people who are willing to take the time to show me real world things from the training and are happy to teach me anything I ask them.

Isaac Ogunkoya

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Isaac Ogunkoya

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: February 2020
Job Before: Community Support Worker
Job Now: IT Support Engineer @ Le Pain Quotidien

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship because i needed a change of career as i had worked 10 years doing 12 hour shifts as a carer/support worker without significant progression, no free weekends or great pay. This traineeship offered me affordable training, job guarantee and money back if i do not get a job compared to other training companies who charge 3 times more for the same package with no job guarantee and no refund!

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I loved the fact that i could study at my own pace, study the latest materials for the latest exams, be supported by the team and encouraged to pass the internal tests and the compTIA A+ official exams. The job expert at ITCareerSwitch gave me ideas on how to make my LinkedIn profile stand out, gave me interview tips, referred me to their partners for interviews although i ultimately went with my current role as it suited my needs more.

What's your current role like?

I work as a 1st Line Support Engineer with Le Pain Quotidien in London and i must say it is satisfying as it is challenging because i can use my acquired knowledge from the traineeship as well as learn new skills to support office staff as well as hundreds of international chain of stores. Most importantly i have the opportunity to progress and adequate support and time to become a better IT engineer everyday. Lastly, i only work 9-5 now with almost twice the salary i was earning in my former career, what’s not to like!

Manisha Jangra

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Manisha Jangra

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2020
Job Before: Technical Administrator
Current role: IT Engineer @ Dunedin IT

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I’ve always been interested in computers and tinkering with new tech, so it seemed like the perfect course to do. I was trying to find a field that I could get into and know that I would enjoy working in, so IT was the way to go for me.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The videos were very detailed and easy to follow but I enjoyed the live labs the most, being able to actually practice without having to worry about messing things up was really cool and helpful.

What's your current role like?

Hard. There is a lot to learn and a lot to do, but the amount of knowledge and experience I’m gaining on the job is definitely worthwhile. No day is the same and no problem is the same. It’s exciting and interesting and I’m glad I’m finally in a job that I enjoy.

Emre Bayrak

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Emre Bayrak

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2020
Job Before: Catering Assistant
Job Now: Service Desk Analyst @ ITG

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I needed to find a job in the UK and I had a lack of UK IT experience. I decided to look at certifications and after doing some research I found this Traineeship.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I have enjoyed studying whenever I can because it was an online course. I also have enjoyed to use the LiveLabs as all the operating systems were in the same place which was very cool.

What's your current role like?

My current role is a Service Desk Analyst. This job allows me to use all my skills on the windows environment. Soon I will start to write PowerShell scripts. I also do alot troubleshooting as well.

Kateryna Ilikbayeva

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Kateryna Ilikbayeva

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2020
Job Before: Marketing Event Support
Current role: IT Support Engineer @ Systemwise

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I was always interested in technology, but without the relevant degree it was not easy to find a job within the IT area. The IT Career Switch Traineeship offered not only the training program, which would prepare me for an IT role, but also guaranteed a job on successful course completion.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

Having a young child to look after, I benefited a lot from the flexibility with which I could study. I found all the courses to be very interesting and easy to understand. My personal favorite was the Comptia Network+.

What's your current role like?

My current role is a junior IT support engineer. This position allows me to apply and develop my newly gained knowledge and skills, and offers an opportunity to continue my education in the IT area.

Lewis Ryan

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Lewis Ryan

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2020
Job Before: Cover Supervisor
Job Now: 1st Line Technical Support @ IRIS Software Group

Why did you start the Traineeship?

Looking for a career change from the Education sector into IT, I found this traineeship as the perfect opportunity. I have always been interested in computers and wanted to pursue this as a career.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The Traineeship had many different ways of learning such as the Online Portal which has many step by step videos and useful Powerpoints and information. The online Live Labs environment helped me to learn some of the key aspects which are useful in many IT jobs such as learning how to operate Active Directory.

What's your current role like?

I love my new job. The work environment is very helpful and friendly which is great since the work can sometimes be quite pressured at times. Remoting onto customer computers to fix their problems is the majority of the job.

Scott Lloyd

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Scott Lloyd

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2020
Job Before: Recruitment Consultant
Current role: 1st Line Engineer @ Chess ICT

Why did you start the Traineeship?

After being in Sales based positions for the majority of my professional life, I was looking for a change of career and working environment. I’ve always had an interest in Tech and it seemed like a great opportunity to get the right qualifications to start a new career. This course really appealed to me as it was geared towards finding a role at the end of the traineeship so I felt supported in making such a huge change to my career and life.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I really enjoyed learning new skills, from how to build and configure systems through to setting up and securing Networks. It was all completely new for me and I really enjoyed the challenge.

What's your current role like?

My role is very interesting and challenging. As a 1st line Engineer with Chess ICT, I’ve been developing my support skills, learning about SQL scripting and improving my knowledge of the application that I’ll be working with. I’ve joined a fantastic company who are keen to support my development and have a clear career path set out for me.

Szymon Strzep

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Szymon Strzep

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: December 2019
Job Before: Warehouse Operative
Job Now: Microsoft UC Engineer @ Comms-care

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I just wanted to finally switch my career into IT after working in warehouses and make sure I will be able to support my family. I tried to apply for many positions before but all were unsuccessful. I did not have experience nor qualifications or certifications

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I enjoyed the whole process of learning, gaining knowledge, developing my skills because I knew that I am doing something that will pay off in the future. There was huge support from my tutor who helped me to get on track and who motivated me.

What's your current role like?

I really like and enjoy my current role. I am part of a team that is implementing Microsoft unified communications solutions for small to huge businesses. There is a great progression possibility as well. I was provided with a company car, laptop, and smartphone.

Reece Morrow

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Reece Morrow

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: October 2019
Job Before: Customer Service Assistant
Current role: Service Desk Analyst @ Computershare

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I had been working in retail for a while and was looking for a change. IT has always interested me and this was the perfect course for me to transition into the field.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The content of the course was very thorough and provided me with a wide knowledge of many IT processes. I enjoyed the LiveLabs most as they let me practice real situations that I find myself in now with my current role.

What's your current role like?

In my new role I provide IT support for a large financial company with offices around the world, being first point of contact with their employees to resolve any IT issues they may have. It is fast paced, challenging but thoroughly rewarding. I am excited by the many opportunities for my future.

.

Lukas Herman

By | Success Stories | No Comments

Lukas Herman

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Placement Date: November 2019
Job Before: Chef
Job Now: Junior Support Engineer @ Workshop IT Ltd

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I’ve been planning to change my professional path to IT for a while. But to do that, I needed to gain relevant experience and certification in the IT field. And for this purpose,  IT Career Switch was the best choice for me.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The course had a clear trajectory, and the support from the Tutor was always fast and helpful. But for me personally it was Livelabs which I liked the most. As I could verify what I learned in classes.

What's your current role like?

My current role is focused on IT support for small and medium businesses, which is exactly what I wanted to do. Resolve everyday problems from email setup, program installation to license management.

Enquire Now

 

Please read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Our Recent Reviews