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Junior Support engineer

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by anth, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. anth

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    ive just applied for a junior support engineer job, no formal qualifications needed just an interest in IT. employer will provide an 18 month training plan working towards an mcp. i currently only have a clait and ibt2 certificate, but i also stated on my cv that i had just started self study towards the A+ certificate so i hope that helps me lol. :biggrin
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Best of luck to you!

    Let us know how you get on.

    :)
     
  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Good luck, mate. :)
     
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  4. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    all the best anth! :tongue
     
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  5. _omni_

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    i hope for you that its a real job.

    in london there are many training providers that advertise like so:

    (ppl) required for (whatever IT positions). Experience is not necessary as training will be given,
    all we require is a desire to learn and enthusiasm for IT. Starting salary up to £20k. bla bla bla.

    anyways best of luck.
     
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  6. anth

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    thanks everyone, fingers crossed.

    yeh its a real job, i rang the company this morning and had a chat with them. they explained a little about the job and told me that they would pay for the exams for the mcp. the wage is £12,500 - £14,500 is this the usual kind of wage for this type of role?
     
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  7. _omni_

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    i guess it depends where you are. either way get it for the experience. btw what mcp exam will it be?
     
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  8. anth

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    i dont know what exam it will be, but as you say it will be good experience for me.
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Good luck anth - fingers crossed, and let us know :)
     
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  10. Pete01

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    12-14 is below entry level helpdesk/call logger from what I'm seeing in the market at the moment.

    When I started on helpdesk it was about 15-17 and that was 6 years ago.

    I say go for it though, take a pich of salt and give it your all. Suggest to them that maybe A+ would be better place to start before MCP seeing as you've already proactively started on that route. Of course take the MCP if that's what they're offering but put your 2 cents in ( I would).

    If this is for real (sorry to sound synical) there will be some competition for the role so go in there and 'take it to them'.
     
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  11. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Anth,

    Go for it matey.

    Any job isn't going to be easy to "get" into when you normally do something else. If you worked in an office it would take a lot of work to get employed as a plumber wouldn't it?
    So, use your knowledge, charm, wit, experience and anything else you want to make an impression. :biggrin
    Best of luck pal.
     
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  12. ffreeloader

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    Just one thing to keep in mind with this.... With offshoring and the .com bubble bursting in 2001/2002 after you started in the help desk area wages for IT people, especially entry level positions haven't gone up, they've gone down.

    In the US many help desk positions are advertised at $20,000 or less per annum. That's probably a little below the equivalent numbers that were quoted here.

    In 2000 an MCSE in the US almost guaranteed you around $50,000 a year. Now the only jobs I see paying anywhere close to that are jobs that require a lot of varied and highly technical experience, i.e. senior positions.
     
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  13. anth

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    well i got a letter today and it wasnt good news, so i`ll just keep trying. :biggrin
     
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  14. wagnerk
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    Just look at this as practice, this one will just help you with the next one.
     
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  15. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    never mind. I have had so many "sorry" letters i can wallpaper my room with them :biggrin
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    Hang in there, anth-man. It'll happen. :)
     
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  17. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Keep trying mate, One day it will be your turn. :biggrin
     
  18. anth

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    thanks guys.
     
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  19. Veteran's son

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    Try not to get discouraged, anth! :)
     
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