Computeach, one of the UK’s leading IT training organisations, is heralding 2009 not as an economic downturn, but as the opportunity of a lifetime for those looking for career changes.
“With thousands of jobs opening up in IT every year, now is the perfect opportunity to think about a career change,” says Karl Parkinson, managing director of Computeach. “People often worry that retraining means giving up a stable income to take time out to learn new skills,” he adds. “But with Computeach’s unique learning systems, developing new skills can be fitted in around your existing life without meaning that you have to give up your day job straight away.”
An estimated 150,000 new IT and technology vacancies are created each year in the UK, and at present the industry is struggling to fill these positions with suitably trained candidates. Many people will be looking nervously at the jobs market over the coming months as the recession starts to bite, but IT is still one of the few growth industries that is actively looking for fresh new talent. A Computeach course as a Microsoft Certified Support Technician is an internationally recognised qualification that can be easily studied from home by someone with only a little computer knowledge. This is just one of many accredited courses offered, all of which are industry approved. Students are supported throughout the courses by fully qualified and experienced tutors, on hand to answer any questions or deal with problems at the touch of a button.
Flexibility is the watchword for Computeach, allowing students to fit in their studies around their current jobs and so avoiding the worry of being without an income whilst they train for a new career.
Computeach’s Fast Track scheme also helps newly qualified IT candidates to find jobs by notifying them of vacancies as soon as they become available. The Fast Track team also offers support and help with preparing a CV and advice on interview techniques, enabling students to switch careers and climb the ladder quickly.
“We have all kinds of people joining us at Computeach,” says Karl. “From estate agents who don’t enjoy their work and dealing with stressed house hunters, to sailing instructors who don’t want to work outside in the cold winter months anymore,” he says. “With the support of our tutors, all of whom are experienced professionals, we’ve helped these people and others like them to embark on a new career that they enjoy. It won’t be easy, nothing ever is, but if you’re prepared to go for it, our team are in your corner all the way,” comments Karl.
Being able to fit in studying for a recognised qualification around existing work commitments and a busy family life is what makes Computeach so successful, allowing students to learn at a pace that suits them.
“We’re getting more and more calls every day from ordinary people wanting to make an extraordinary difference to their lives,” says Karl. “We like to make sure that it’s fun as well, and not just hard work all the way. The real buzz is when you get a letter from former students saying how much of a difference a career change has made to their life,” he adds.
Karl Parkinson, Chairman.
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