Apprenticeship coming to an end!
My apprenticeship is about to come to an end, and I'm just wondering what I'm options are, and whether any techies in High Schools would ever consider taking on an Apprentice.
Before I got this Apprenticeship, I primarily wanted to get placed in an High School to begin with, however this never came to be and I ended up in a Primary School.
As you can imagine because the scale of IT in a Primary School is much smaller compared to that of a High School it meant that my Apprenticeship has mainly consisted of me covering staff and supporting classes with Numeracy and Literacy, and ofc when there is an IT problem people come to find me, and I go to their class to fix the problem or do it remotely if I can, depending on what the issue is.
I was just wondering if many High Schools take on Apprentices, as from looking around I haven't seen any, only Colleges, Small Businesses and Primary Schools.
I would think it would be a great learning opportunity for me to work in one as I would get a better understanding of the networking and infrastructure side of things at a bigger scale than what I understand now.
I know that qualifications may not be as important nowadays and experience is probably more appealing for an employer, but I still think its important that I get on an Apprenticeship which can provide me with CISCO Networking and Microsoft Certified Qualifications, because its all well and good saying you can do something but having proof for it is better.
My current Apprenticeship was meant to get me a level 3 in IT User skills but the people in charge of it screwed up and I only get a level 2 out of this, even though I already have a level 2 in IT (Creative Media Diploma).
I never quit and looked elsewhere as I really wanted the work experience, and as I was moving houses at the time, so I was faced with uncertainty with what I was going to do if I were to quit.
I am currently based in the Wigan area and I commute to work via train, meaning I can only travel between Liverpool and Manchester.