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.

Sam Morpeth

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Sam Morpeth

Course: Coding Traineeship
Placement Date: February 2021
Job Before: English Teacher
Current role: Junior Web Developer @ ROXOA

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship because I saw IT as a reliable and rewarding career. I also wanted a skill which would allow me to be creative and take initiative on my own projects, but also work collaboratively with other like-minded people.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I found the projects the most enjoyable. I liked that I was given some sort of goal and structure to work towards as I’d only ever really created projects for myself. It was great working with my tutor to meet deadlines and complete a project to a specific design.

What's your current role like?

My current role is fantastic. I’m a junior web developer for a local e-commerce site. I work on a variety of different technologies every day and get to work with an incredibly knowledgeable and supportive manager. I enjoy being able to learn different skills and contribute to the ongoing work of the team.

Alec Phillips

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Alec Phillips

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2021
Job Before: Accommodations Administrator
Job Now: ICT Technician @ Westcountry Schools Trust

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I’ve always had a passion for tech and wanted a way into the IT industry. I did my research and came across IT Career Switch’s traineeships. I thought a structured course with support from a tutor would be the best way for me to learn.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I enjoyed being able to work at my own pace, and feeling supported when I encountered any issues. My favourite course was Security+ and in particular I enjoyed learning how to address security incidents.

What's your current role like?

My current role is very varied. I get to work with an incredibly wide variety of tech and I assist a range of people. It’s a very rewarding role and there’s a lot to learn, but I am really enjoying it!

Colin Sampson

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Colin Sampson

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2021
Job Before: Admin Assistant
Current role: 1st Line Support @ Reflective IT Solutions

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship because I had progressed as far as I could in my previous role as a rehab assistant in the NHS.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I liked that I could learn at my own speed without the fear of holding people back. Also having a personal tutor was of great benefit as I could contact him at any time.

What's your current role like?

My current role is very customer facing at the moment. The company is focused on continual training and very soon I will be dealing with customer IT issues.

Thomas Walley

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Thomas Walley

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2021
Job Before: Casino Manager
Job Now: Broadband Tech Expert @ Sky

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship because I wanted to start a career in IT, but I didn’t have any experience.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The part of the course I enjoyed the most was working on different virtual machines on Live Labs

What's your current role like?

My current role is better than I could have hoped for when starting a new career. The salary is good and there are excellent benefits, like the company van and free Sky TV/ Broadband. There is also lots of training in the new role, so I’m gaining valuable knowledge and experience.

Fraser Scarlett

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Fraser Scarlett

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2021
Job Before: Kitchen Assistant
Current role: IT Analyst @ Computer Geeks

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the Traineeship in order to get the best possible start for my career. ITCareerSwitch helped me earn the qualification needed for the best entry level IT positions.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I was able to pursue the Traineeship at my own pace. This allowed me to juggle both the training and my work life effectively.

What's your current role like?

In my current role I troubleshoot technical issues for a wide variety of clients over the phone. I’m part of a supportive and knowledgeable team and am encouraged to pursue further qualifications!

Alan Lee

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Alan Lee

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2021
Job Before: Operations Manager
Job Now: Technical Support Assistant @ A Productions LTD

Why did you start the Traineeship?

Towards the end of last year, I was looking for a career change. Having worked in the events industry for 8 years, I felt like it’s time for a change. Having looked back at my trajectory so far, in particular having done Maths to a high level, I felt like my problem solving and reasoning skills developed there could be put to good use in IT, which is a rapidly growing industry that’s hugely in demand right now (especially during the current pandemic). Then I went online and searched for IT traineeships, and found IT Career Switch. Having looked at the contents of the IT Technician + Cybersecurity traineeship course, I thought that’s exactly what I was looking for.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The traineeship combines theoretical concepts with a bit of hands-on training via virtual machines. Also even though some of the videos in the course are quite long, they provided me with the content that I needed to further my own research on the subjects. Further, the tests at the end of the modules allowed me to test my knowledge and ensure that I have a thorough understanding of the materials in the course. In addition, the team from IT Career Switch were always ready to help. Leigh in particular provided me with some invaluable advice (like the best way to face the internal exam and also the official exams from COMPTIA). And Clive helped me immensely in preparing for interviews and looking for jobs that fit my criteria.

What's your current role like?

I’m currently Technical Support Assistant at A Productions, a dynamic, well established company specialising in animation production in Bristol. Some of my current duties include the following (with potential for more over the coming months):

Monitoring regular backups of files
Updating / Improving / streamlining backup systems
Monitoring on-site storage
Configuring and monitoring render machines, making sure that they’re working properly
Auditing hardware in-house
Configuring correct permissions of files and folders on all our servers and backup devices
Deploying PCs and any required peripherals to new starters
Deploying necessary updates and installations on servers
Troubleshooting hardware and software issues from users
Researching possible improvements to current systems
Liaising with external IT support if necessary

I was able to put to good use some of the skills that I learnt from the Traineeship, especially file/folder permissions and sharing, backups, server manager, remote access, between other concepts. Whilst demanding in itself, the job allows me a good work-life balance, and gives me enough time to keep studying IT and particularly the Cybersecurity part of the training.

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