Success Stories

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Thomas Radley

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Thomas Radley

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: February 2021
Job Before: Retail Deputy Manager
Current role: IT Support Analyst @ FedEx

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship because I felt a bit stuck in my previous career. I’ve always had a passion for IT and thought this would be the best way to gain further knowledge and the correct qualifications.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

My favourite part of the traineeship was the live practice labs, they really gave me a good understanding and hands on experience to implement all the knowledge I had learnt from the previous lectures.

What's your current role like?

I am now an IT Support Analyst for FedEx. In my new role I troubleshoot and maintain the live warehouse portal system fixing various problems raised by clients and customers. I am also involved with helping implement new systems the company looks at developing within the future. I am more then happy with the results from completing the Traineeship, and look forward to my future career path within the IT industry.

David Stares

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David Stares

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: March 2021
Job Before: Commercial Flooring Estimator
Job Now: Service Desk Analyst @ Sopra Steria

Why did you start the Traineeship?

After 15 years in the construction industry it was time for a change. The thought of switching careers had been brewing for a couple of years, but when the pandemic hit it was a case now or never. I knew I wanted to pivot into something that would work around various health issues I have, provide more flexibility with more career avenues than I had previously. After a few weeks of research I found I was constantly homing on IT, Cyber Security in particular. And from there, after talking to Ralph at IT Career Switch to get more information about how the course worked, signing up was a no-brainer.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

For me the best thing about the traineeship was the flexibility. I was able to complete each part of the coure in my own time. Each module was perfectly pitched for someone with little to no IT understanding, covering the wide array of subjects in an interesting and engaging way, and the end of module tests helped you consolidate the material you’ve just studied, so you can be confident about taking your first certification.

What's your current role like?

I was offered the role of Service Desk Analyst within 6 weeks of completing the first half of the course, and so far it is exactly what I hoped it would be. Everyday I engage with customers utilising what I have learnt on the IT Career Switch course to help solve their IT issues. My team is wonderfully supportive, embracing the fact that I’m new to the IT sector and they are always available for advice or a helping hand.

Andrew Williams-Oni

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Andrew Williams-Oni

Course: Cyber Security Traineeship
Placement Date: March 2021
Job Before: Security Officer
Current role: Systems Engineer @ iomart

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship because even though I have a master’s degree in computer science, I saw it as a fast track to the start of my IT career and enhance my IT knowledge. Even though having a master’s degree should boost my chances to get a job, it wasn’t easy especially with the COVID-19 situation. IT Career Switch were 100% sure they could find me a job as soon as the course was over and they did within 4 weeks.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I found the course content very knowledgeable and enjoyable. It helped that all courses came with detailed PowerPoints slide and videos. it really helped me refresh my memory on what I learned in university and also taught me many new things I was never taught.

What's your current role like?

My current role is perfect for the progression of being a Cyber Security Analyst. I’m a Systems Engineer at a data centre. I work on assist with installing and modifying data floor equipment, monitoring networks and servers and managing backups. I enjoy the opportunity to gain experience, and develop my knowledge, across a variety of different technologies and software.

Matt Bunn

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Matt Bunn

Course: Coding Traineeship
Placement Date: March 2021
Job Before: Bar Staff
Job Now: Junior Developer @ VesselsValue

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship after finishing my mathematics degree and was looking to develop some skills over the lockdown that would help me enter a career as a web developer.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

The thing I enjoyed most was after finishing my two portfolio projects being able to look at the apps I had made completely myself after not having many IT skills less than a year before.

What's your current role like?

I’ve been in my new role for just under a month now and I’m enjoying it a lot- I’ve contributed a lot to the front-end of the site and recently began working in the back-end making SDK endpoints.

Jed Boyle

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Jed Boyle

Course: Coding Traineeship
Placement Date: January 2021
Job Before: C.N.C Miller
Current role: Web Developer @ Enable LTD

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I have previous work experience in engineering and a degree in graphic design I wanted to start a new career in which my skills would be transferable. Software development was the perfect role for me.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I found the mentorship the most enjoyable part of the traineeship, in this stage, I leveled up my skills and gained more confidence for my future in the industry.

What's your current role like?

I am currently employed as a software developer for a finance company in Brighton, I am working remotely and my skills are progressing daily.

Charles Jaye

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Charles Jaye

Course: Coding Traineeship
Placement Date: February 2021
Job Before: Maintenance Engineeer
Job Now: Business Intelligence Developer @ Right Choice Insurance Brokers

Why did you start the Traineeship?

I started the traineeship because, despite being capable of teaching myself, I knew I needed a set path of learning and access to the real life experience of professionals to turn that knowledge into a career.

What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?

I particularly liked the flexibility and structure of the course and the way the portfolio projects were set. Being able to speak to my portfolio advisor, Paddy, provided the insight I needed to focus on the most important aspects of my work.

What's your current role like?

My current role has far exceeded my expectations, I work in business intelligence for an insurance company as a full-stack developer with analytic and networking aspects. My team is great, the prospects are great, and the work is very challenging but rewarding.

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