Success Stories

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

Georgi Shterev

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Course Start Date: December 2018
Job Before: Branch Manager
Job Now: IT Engineer @ Fujitsu UK

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I have always been interested in all things IT and tech and I decided to make a career out of that. I needed a reliable and professional partner and IT Career Switch were the perfect match for my needs.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The support throughout as well as the quantity and quality of the training content is nothing short of impressive. From start to finish and even after finding you a job they are one call or E-mail away. Everyone can throw a bunch of online courses your way and leave you to it, but this traineeship offers so much more than that.

What's your current role like?

As an IT Engineer at Fujitsu, my role mostly involves working closely with a huge variety of clients. It’s very challenging and fulfilling at the same time. Even though it is an entry level position, I think it has opened the doors to a world of opportunities in the industry.

Martyn Jarrett

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Course Start Date: September 2018
Job Before: Teaching Assistant
Current Role: IT Technician @ NHS Medway Hospital

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the IT Technician Traineeship because I didn’t enjoy working in education and IT seemed like a viable option as it’s always been a hobby of mine.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The livelabs were really good as it gave me a change to actually get some practice in. The IT Tutor Leigh was also really supportive throughout and so was the whole team.

What's your current role like?

It’s a very fast paced as working for the NHS there is a lot of end users the our IT department have to manage on a daily basis. Although it can be stressful at times (especially when systems go down) i’m really enjoying it and the team i work with.

Nick Yates

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Course Start Date: November 2018
Job Before: Community Relation Manager
Job Now: NOC Engineer @ Custodian Data Centres

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I wanted to get into IT for some time and when my job at the time came to it’s logical conclusion I decided to take the plunge. I chanced upon an ad for IT Career Switch, did some further research and it soon became clear that they offered a well structured and detailed course that suited my needs.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I tried a few other things previously, a bit of web design and a bit of basic programming stuff, but all of it was a bit ad hoc. With IT Career Switch you have a clear path through your studies, everything felt focused and well structured. That, plus the support offered, made it far easier for me to be disciplined and organised with my studies. 

What's your current role like?

I love it, although at times it can be a bit daunting, At Custodian, we specialize in collocation, which means we provide the rack space, the power and cooling infrastructure, but the contents of the racks belongs to the customer. That means that when we provide remote hands we don’t always know for sure what ‘s going to be in the rack or how its configured, which certainly can keep you on your toes!

Joshua Sweeney

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Course Start Date: October 2018
Job Before: Bar Staff
Current role: PC Build Engineer @ Element Materials Technology

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I’ve always enjoyed messing about with computers and was tired of jumping between bar jobs so was eventually convinced by my girlfriend to take the plunge and pursue making my hobby my career.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

 The lab environments were a great way of introducing someone to  the business side of IT and I enjoyed being able to mess about in a closed environment with no worry of breaking anything.

What's your current role like?

My current role involves configuring laptops and desktops for new hires in the company and the occasional software troubleshooting. It’s a very busy role that has me communicating with members of staff all across the world.

Matt Fulbright

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Course Start Date: October 2018
Job Before: Teaching Assistant
Job Now: Service Desk Analyst @ Octopus Labs

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I’ve always enjoyed playing with and working on computers. Whether it was optimising my own personal laptop in order to play the latest games, or troubleshooting my co-workers IT issues as a way to generate goodwill. I was dissatisfied with the pay and the quality of life a career in education was giving me, as well as the lack of advancement opportunity the field provided, so I decided to apply my efforts towards pursuing a career in technology.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The best part of the traineeship was the ability to set my own schedule. Often, I would come home from working at school utterly exhausted and would only be able to muster an hour or two of studying. Although it took me nine months to complete the package and be placed into a role it never adversely affected my social or family life. The live labs were also a very valuable way to mess about without fear of breaking anything, or angering an employer.

What's your current role like?

In a word: Brilliant. Octopus is a forward-thinking company who is keen to promote internally along flexible career pathways. They were interested in my CV because of the CV-rebuild and my background in customer service.  I wouldn’t have been able to pass the interview stage without the knowledge I gained from the Traineeship (I distinctly remember being asked in my first interview what DHCP stood for, and I easily chirped “Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol!”). I see myself still working for and advancing within Octopus over the next five years.  

Robin Kilsby

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Course Start Date: January 2019
Job Before: English Tutor
Current role: ICT Service Desk Analyst @ Nacro

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I have long had an interest in technology, and wanted to learn new knowledge and skills to help me switch to an exciting new career.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I think the inclusion of the CompTIA A+ exams makes it a very attractive package. The exams consolidated much of what I learned in the video courses, in topics such as hardware, networking, security and troubleshooting, and are a well-known qualification in the industry.

What's your current role like?

I work in a busy IT department in a charitable organisation and support a large number of end users. Although it can be pretty intense, it’s a rewarding role and I’m constantly learning new skills.

Ronald Bagay

Course: IT Technician Traineeship
Course Start Date: January 2019
Job Before: Sterile Operative
Job Now: ICT Support Engineer @ claireLOGIC

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship to continue learning and get me back to what I love to do. It is the beginning of another journey in the IT industry.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The best part of the traineeship is the live Labs! I don’t have to setup up my own lab environment for the lab exercises. A step-by-step guide was also provided for each task.

What's your current role like?

Challenging but fun! The role keeps me on my toes as I support a wide range of IT infrastructure, computer hardware, software, systems and networks. I’m learning while working.

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