(Original post by makaveli33)
Please in future, quote me, as only by coincidence I came back to this thread and noticed you replied, I would not have noticed you replied because you did not quote me. Thanks, anyway;
It is true, some companies do avoid it.
For instance, I was employed at a small interpreting service, they did not request anything, when I moved up the scale they request an online application form and qualification verification, I imagine if I moved up farther then I would have testing.
It all depends on what you want to do....
IT Technicians Assistants in small to medium companies, often do not need assessment, apart from quite often they want you to show them your qualifications as evidence and often in Medium corporations a Covering Letter is required or Application online.
ICT Tutors/Trainers in small companies, do not require much aptitude tests, apart from verification of qualifications and a demonstration you can train people.
You could do a Volunteer position, sometimes a CRB check is required in some jobs otherwise nothing.
You could work alongside a ICT repair company either very small or relatively small, or you could even work in PC World with IT experience to others, however PC World you will have competition (but it does not have aptitude tests, just practical proof that you can do a job and qualifications).
There are sooooooo many, you can even become an intern and get some experience in a medium company, however in large companies you would have have aptitude tests.
There is so much you can do, but ICT has its limits too, because from personal experience I cannot find many jobs with ICT, programming is Hot
but ICT is quite less in demand, in my experience. As I imagine more people can do ICT and less people can do Programming.
I always see Technician jobs, or Server jobs available if you have interest in those, there may be many in your area, if you live in London or the South which is the "silicon valley" of England, then you can find a high quantity of IT or Computing jobs. Some Northern cities have IT and Computing jobs it depends on where you look, e.g. Manchester, Sheffield.
GL, Hope this helps!