After finding myself unemployed in the summer of 2010, a friend recommended me to The ITEC. At first I was not sure if a career in IT was for me but after signing up and finding out more information from the ITEC about the different career paths that were on offer I decided I wanted to give it a go. I started with my key skills and basic IT fundamentals and with the great support on offer found myself really interested in a career in IT.
After a few weeks, ITEC arranged an interview for me with a local IT company called Vertical systems who offered me a full time apprenticeship with guaranteed employment after I had completed. I joined Vertical systems in 2010 and started my level 2 NVQ and Comptia A+ qualification which I completed in 2011. After lots of hard work and becoming runner up apprentice of the year at the ITEC awards Nyki at Vertical systems offered me the position of team leader / Line manager for the technical support team as well as starting my level 3 NVQ at the ITEC. With the support of Vertical systems and the great team at the ITEC I learned all my IT skills, experience in managing a technical support helpdesk and skills that I will take with me throughout my working career.
In 2012 I took my hobby as a DJ to a professional level and was offered a weekend Dance anthems show on Kiss FM UK which I did in line with my career at Vertical systems and even in my music career the skills I have learned at the ITEC and Vertical are used every day, if its configuring software and hardware in the music studio or dealing with technical issues / problem solving at live shows.
I have gained some amazing experience in IT, Management and key life skills thanks to the opportunities and the support of the ITEC and Vertical systems. After 5 years in IT and gaining more shows on Kiss FM UK, completing remixes for Sony records, Universal / Virgin EMI I have decided to make the move into music full time. I would highly recommend the ITEC to anyone, the amazing team can help you in your career goals and guide you in the right direction. I have gained many qualifications, skills and made friendships for life and joining the ITEC was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Technical Support Line Manager, Basildon-
I completed my apprenticeship with ITEC recently.
I thought that the support received was absolutely brilliant.
When there was an occasion I didn’t think I could complete the course, the ITEC team sat with me and went through all the available options. I am glad for that as otherwise, I wouldn’t have come away with anything.
I think the course was beneficial and recommend it to others.
Junior Web Developer, Leigh on Sea-