Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Zenos, yay or nay?

Announcements Posted on
Got a question about Student Finance? Ask the experts this week on TSR! 14-09-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi there,

    so, I'm wanting to go into the IT profession and a while back one of my IT teachers recommended I consider going to Zenos! Sounded and looked great at the time, until recently when a lot of negative things have been said about it, making me think twice!

    Any advice, opinions, experiences and general knowledge on Zenos would be much appreciated!

    Steven
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    It's free money, but the course is worthless, outdated, teaches you nothing and leaves you in no better position for a job.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    They promise alot but deliver very little. Apprenticeships are supposed to offer "work experience" but they fail to get the companies to take part so you leave the course no better off than when you started....Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I completed Zenos, and honestly it was one of the best 5 months of my life.
    However, this wasn't because of the course, it was the people. My class were all fantastic - I've heard from other Zenos goers that the apprentices are sometimes only in it for the money and something to do... which results in a bad atmosphere.

    I was lucky enough to have a bunch of great people, a fantastic trainer who taught us a lot of life lessons and the correct mindset to employment. Remember, Zenos will not find you a job, but it CAN show you the way.

    I'm currently earning £11.37 an hour for first line IT support which is great.

    I'm quitting my job to go to university - some people say I'm crazy but I want to experience a different life and learn again, since I had the best time of my life with like minded people.

    So basically, if you're lucky enough to get a good trainer and class then it's fantastic. I went Leicester, by the way. It will not find you a job but can help you greatly get into first level support - it probably isn't suited for anywhere else (which is why I'm doing a degree in networking) but if you're happy to start from first level support and work your way up it can be a good alternative to university.

    edit: Would appreciate a reply with reasoning rather than a neg!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I almost went to Zenos, but withdrew my application to do Health & Social Care. Always wondered if I made the right decision, but by the looks of it, it seems as if I did. Although I did plan on doing it after college because they've contacted me a couple of times.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I got accepted at the one at newcastle, but due to how much work I'd have to put in, and then I'd have to travel, I wouldnt get any free time at all, I would be spending so much cash on just getting there, I'd have nothing to live on.

    They seem to know their stuff but I think there's better options out there like e-learning courses.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Ive just done it and im on job seekers. Enough said..
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Depending on what Zeno's accadamy you go to will determine how far you can go!! I finished Zeno's over two years ago.... They gave me the insentive to push myself and learn as much as possible! I now own my own software annalysis company at the age of 20, so it really is the more you put in the more you get out!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Depending on what Zeno's accadamy you go to will determine how far you can go!! I finished Zeno's over two years ago.... They gave me the insentive to push myself and learn as much as possible! I now own my own software annalysis company at the age of 20, so it really is the more you put in the more you get out!

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 26, 2012
New on TSR

Writing your personal statement

Our free PS builder tool makes it easy

Article updates
Useful resources

Quick Link:

Unanswered IT and Technology Threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.