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    Re: Looking for first ICT technican post

    You sound a bit like me. I got a teaching degree in 1997, but teacher training was about the worst experience of my life.

    I worked for four years after that in an office doing a bit of IT. Studied for a BTEC in Electronic Publishing and the CompTIA A+ at the same time.

    I had loads of interviews for tech jobs, mainly in schools, but kept getting told that I didn't have enough experience. Then one local school offered to let me work voluntarily and give me a reference. Four weeks later I got a job at another school and I'm still here.

    Voluntary work (one day a week) worked for me, and I know it's helped some people get jobs in the private sector too.

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    Re: Looking for first ICT technican post

    Voluntary is great, I still do a lot as it looks good, and when you are the NM there its even better.

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    Re: Looking for first ICT technican post

    I 'crossed over' from industry to the secondary education system by doing some voluntary work too. I anticipated the problem of not having relevant experience and managed to spend 2-3 days a week for three months working alongside a school technician. It was mutually beneficial as he gained from my 30 years industry experience, the school gained from a free extra pair of hands, and I gained invaluable experience of the sort of day to day issues ICT support staff in school have to deal with. It helped me get a job as a network manager a few months later.
    The school were happy to give me a reference too.You would still need CRB checks though.....I was fortunate as a school governor to have already been 'vetted'.

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