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All but signed the contract on my first IT job after leaving the forces :D

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by orangepeeleo, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. orangepeeleo

    orangepeeleo Nibble Poster

    Hey guys,

    Received a phone call today, from, who i presume, is the HR guy for an IT company who are contracted to provide support for a private healthcare institution near me, he told me that the interviewers were really impressed from my interview last thursday, the forces background, discipline, presentation etc etc and he was just phoning to inform me and see if i was still interested and good to go on starting immediately, which of course i am :D

    He's going to phone up the guys on the hospital end to work out CRB checks, contracts and start dates and get back in touch with me but he thinks that i'll be starting in no more than 10 days time! TBH i think the main reason they've took me on is because i said in my first convo with them that i would be happy on 16-18k for an entry level position, might have undersold myself but w/e i only have an A+ to my name after all, he said it's a 6-9 month contract with a strong possibility of getting extended and kept on, they've put me in at 18k per year but it seems like i'll be doing a lot more than entry level stuff, installing all the kit into a new building and then subsequently supporting it, worst case scenario i get 9 months of good experience with a lot of kit to learn on that doesn't currently reside on my CV!

    Can't wait to get started and i'll write a little bit about my first day/week when i get a chance :D
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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  3. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    That is really great news! Well done and congrats!
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  4. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

    sound like a great start for you, congrats!
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  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    Nice one mate!
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster


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  7. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

    Congrats, hope it goes well!
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    WIP: Nada
  8. orangepeeleo

    orangepeeleo Nibble Poster

    Thanks everyone, got another phone call today and i'll be meeting with him next tuesday to sign contracts, just a 6 month one unfortunately (could be jobless just before xmas!) but i'm just going to work my arse off for them and hopefully impress enough so that they keep me on, i think the only thing stopping me from starting right away is a CRB check, as soon as thats done i'll be good to start.

    Does anyone know how long these take to come through?? I was kinda hoping to start quite soon and poss get 2 wages at the end of May (my last one from the army and my first one from comtact) but with the CRB i don't think thats going to happen unless it goes through really quickly, would me being security cleared speed up the process or is it a completely different agency that deals with CRB's??
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  9. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    If you have SC clearance then you may want to let them know that. I recently had to go through CTC clearance and that took about 6 weeks, what that meant was that I had to be escorted everywhere (even to the toilet). Some places won't even allow you on site until the clearance has gone through.
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  10. trebor_88

    trebor_88 Byte Poster

    I find most employers will let you start while the CRB is being processed.
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  11. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

    CRB is really pot luck tbh. You could be looking at 3 weeks, but on the other hand it can take up to 3 months. Typically at our place though 3-6 weeks is normal, but we do have an outstanding CRB that still hasn't come back which was submitted in December!!

    Apparently it depends a great deal on which police force processes the application. Some are better than others and I guess some have longer backlogs etc...

    Btw, that job going at our place is being advertised today and is a 12month contract (which could well be extended). :twisted:

    WagnerK (Ken) will be posting details about it on CF today if anyone is interested.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2K3, MCTS, MOS, MTA, MCT, MCITP:EDST7, MCSA W7, Citrix CCA, ITIL Foundation
    WIP: Nada

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