[Chester LUG] Career change

Dan Lynch biglynchy at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 20:43:47 UTC 2009

That sounds like a great idea, there are always stories on the news it seems
about the lack of trained IT professionals and how this skills gap needs to
be filled. Someone will have to train them. Could be a winner.

I'm afraid I don't know of any IT jobs personally that I can recommend, I'm
about as much use as a chocolate teapot in this case but I wish you the very
best of luck in your search. Hope you find something that suits you very

Good luck!! :)


2009/3/24 Stuart Burns <stuart.james.burns at gmail.com>

> Hiya,
> Just as a thought, if your a people person, why not look to IT Training ?
> From what I hear (one of my friends does training) it can be good money. I
> even happen to know that (don't all wince at once;) West Cheshire College do
> a Microsoft Certified Trainer course, in the evenings.
> Also Linux training is a big area. We recently went on a private Solaris
> course organised through a uni, and I think the trainer easily netted a
> couple of grand for a weeks work.
> As I say, just a thought!
> 2009/3/24 Paul Williams <wilp4a at hotmail.co.uk>
>>  I have been advised to leave teaching.
>> The fact is that I cost too much.  My salary is protected by law, so I
>> can't lower it.  Problem is there is nothing to force schools to consider
>> employing me despite the cost.
>> I cost about £10k more than a newly qualified teacher.  So I'm not getting
>> a look in.
>> A school can employ me, or a NQT and a teaching assistant.
>> So...  Career change time.
>> Does anyone know of any entry level jobs in IT for someone with 10 years
>> experience (user rather than job related) using computers, with a degree,
>> but no IT qualifications other than ECDL?
>> Cheers
>> Paul
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