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First IT job!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Renllek, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Renllek

    Renllek New Member

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    Well.....its safe to say im chuffed. Not the best job in the world but its a start, and the money is not to bad either :)

    Tomorrow i start working for EDS as a trainee service desk analyst on behalf of the MoD. Just been given my Basic clearence so that i am allowed on site and begin my training. And all this before i even managed to get my A+ cert :p

    HAPPY DAYS!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Fantasic news!

    Well done :D
     
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  3. dalsoth

    dalsoth Kilobyte Poster

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    Well done! :clap

    First step is a foot in the door, see where it goes from there.
     
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  4. dwhyte85

    dwhyte85 Nibble Poster

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    Security clearance too! Nice one, when you're a fully fledged engineer the security clearance opens lots and lots of job opportunities!
     
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  5. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    Well done :D
     
  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Cool, congrats :)
     
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  7. Andy L

    Andy L Bit Poster

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    Congrats on landing the first job, especially in the current economic climate :D
     
  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Good job! congrats!!
     
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  9. djskb

    djskb New Member

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    Well Done!!!
     
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  10. DaveyB1981

    DaveyB1981 Byte Poster

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    I know quite a few people that work for EDS and they dont seem too bad!

    Good luck with your new career!

    Dave
     
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  11. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats mate :biggrin
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Major congrats!
     
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  13. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Hey

    Congrats! Good to hear there are still jobs out there
     
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  14. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats and well done:)
     
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  15. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    Thumbs up. That's what it is all about, getting your foot in the door. Hardest part over with.
     
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  16. danlewis88

    danlewis88 Bit Poster

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    Well done.
    Not bad place to start:)
     
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  17. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Well done, that's a great start!

    When you say you have "Basic clearance" do you mean they processed something when applying? The reason I ask, is I read somewhere that you can only get "clearance" on applying for appropriate positions and not something you can prepare for whilst looking for work. Is this correct?

    Best of luck with the new job!

    Boyce
     
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  18. Renllek

    Renllek New Member

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    Well i have basic clearence to be on the department but only have limited access to certian things at the moment. due to the nature of the position i need to have 'SC' clearence to do the job fully. This means being vetted by the Defence Agency.

    Yes it was processed when i applyed for the job to allow me onsite. Then, while i am learing the ropes. My 'SC' clearence is applied for, the time for this to come through can take any amount of time. Could take a month or could take up to 6 months. (i have heard some people have waited over a year for it!!!)

    If i managed to make my way up to 2nd line support i would need to have 'DV' clearence and that is really stringent!!!!

    As far as i know you cannot apply for any of these clearence levels personally, they have to be applied for by the employing company on your behalf when applying for a job requiring it.

    For more info about the clearence levels and what it involes to get them looksie here--->http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/A...yandIntelligence/DVA/DefenceVettingAgency.htm
     
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  19. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    I have SC clearance, mine took just under 6 months to come threw.

    A good thing to have a on your CV :D
     
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  20. Renllek

    Renllek New Member

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    yeah i know ;)
     
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