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General Chat Thread, Any IT apprentices out there? in General; Morning, Just wondered whether we have many IT apprentices here on Edugeek. It seems that apprentices can be quite secluded ...
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    Any IT apprentices out there?

    Morning,

    Just wondered whether we have many IT apprentices here on Edugeek. It seems that apprentices can be quite secluded (well, at least to me anyway sat in a cupboard with limited light).

    Seriously though, it can be quite challenging trying to complete coursework and not have anybody to share ideas and questions with.

    If there are any fellow apprentices around that would be interested in keeping in touch, please let me know :-)

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    I mentor the IT (and other) Apprentices in the school. Yes it can be daunting being on your own. If I can be of any help give me a shout even if it is just being here to bounce things off.

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    I'm an ex-apprentice! Finished my course beginning of this year! Even if there aren't many apprentices on here, the EduGuys + Gals will always help you out I'm sure. Don't be afraid to ask...

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    We have one at the moment, will let him know

    Are you doing units in the apprenticeship?

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    I Am currently doing an apprenticeship. Started the course end of July

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    I used to be an apprentice, but completed at the beginning of 2012 and lucky enough to be kept on ... which qualifications are you doing?

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    Thanks for replies so far - congratulations to those who've completed.

    Qualifications are Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence & Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles
    Units I'm doing are:
    Health and Safety in ICT - Level 1
    Customer Care in ICT - Level 3
    Develop Own Effectiveness and Professionalism - Level 3
    Software installation and upgrade - Level 3
    Technical advice and guidance - Level 3
    Technical fault diagnosis - Level 3
    Testing ICT Systems - Level 3
    User Profile Administration - Level 3
    Designing and creating advanced websites
    Requirements analysis and systems specifications

    JJames - would you be happy to keep in touch? I started last September so this is my 2nd year.

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    Yes of course I will PM you my email.

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    Sort of - I got this job with little, little experience and no qualifications. I am a full employee and am not training technically, but I am very much still learning, I see myself as a trainee. (Fortunately, the people who pay me don't!!)

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    Yep i was one about 10 years ago. Best thing i did and learnt loads. Basically was thrown in at the deep end as a mobile computer consultant for domestic and commercial and kept learning allsorts from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    I'm an ex-apprentice! Finished my course beginning of this year! Even if there aren't many apprentices on here, the EduGuys + Gals will always help you out I'm sure. Don't be afraid to ask...
    Exactly the same situation here. 'passed' in January (Didn't get my certificates until April, that was fun ¬,¬)

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    @ElBrontus is my apprentice here, just passed and waiting for certificates.

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    I was an apprentice up until March when I passed and then got my certificates in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Exactly the same situation here. 'passed' in January (Didn't get my certificates until April, that was fun ¬,¬)
    Congrats!! :P hehe What coure(s) did you do? I did CompTIA A+ here

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    What do you think the benefit of qualifications is? Don't get me wrong, they are great to have, I have qualifications in a different line of work and they are really useful when changing jobs etc. I don't have any qualifications in this line of work though, do you think that will hinder me in future or will experience and references be enough to 'get by'?

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