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    (Original post by recruitment93)
    Are you currently looking for a cyber security analyst position?
    Don't know much about cyber security currently. I am tending to other applications at the moment So it's unlikely I'll be available for that position
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    (Original post by recruitment93)
    I am a recruitment consultant currently looking for candidates for a cyber security analyst position, any kind of internship experience would be preferred but I am willing to send candidates with strong educational backgrounds.
    can you send details and the website?
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    There are companies that really look to take on IT grads (and indeed non IT grads) as software engineers. Both Sky and Sky Bet and Gaming have graduate software academies.
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    (Original post by sw89)
    There are companies that really look to take on IT grads (and indeed non IT grads) as software engineers. Both Sky and Sky Bet and Gaming have graduate software academies.
    Hey, do you know anything about/have experience with the application for these particular software academies? How good do you think your maths has to be? I haven't done maths in years (entering my last year at uni) and this is something i'm getting increasingly worried about. Sorry for random question!
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    (Original post by maria-isabella)
    Hey, do you know anything about/have experience with the application for these particular software academies? How good do you think your maths has to be? I haven't done maths in years (entering my last year at uni) and this is something i'm getting increasingly worried about. Sorry for random question!
    Hey there. I do as I am on a software engineering scheme with one of the above companies as of 1st August. Feel free to send me a pm should you have any further queries, but if anything the most important thing is to have a demonstrated interest in technology and a bit of experience in coding (it can be self-taught). If I remember the online maths test it really was basic GCSE type stuff.
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    I didn't bother with the word 'graduate' nor was I fussed with what company/business and location it would be - my main goal was experience, I just applied for any web development roles until I gained enough interview experience to get a job. Did API and PHP development for about 6 months for £20K, moved on to another role with higher salary (surprisingly easier once I had the initial commercial experience!) - added further to my skillset and moved on to a more senior role again with higher salary and more responsibilities - added to my skillset, moved on a couple more times with the same pattern. Now I'm kinda doing a bit of everything lol but it's a great company - thinking of going contracting.

    Anyway, if it helps: once you get your foot in the door, it gets much easier - you just need to make sure you stick with it for about a year or so.
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    I luckily found a graduate job. I searched cyber security firms in the city I wanted to work in, then reached out to them inquiring about jobs. They replied, asked for a phone call which led to an interview and I started today!
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    yeah, its not a big thing to worry about only when you know the path which can get you a good job. Today's world certification are considered worth of doing and can make it possible for you to get a job.Its not a big deal to crack and can get you placed easily with good salary so why not give a shot.
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    I didn't struggle to find a job, there are so many out there in the IT sector, it's probably the best place to find a job I'd say.
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    I didn't struggle, no. I got a full time non-conditional position before I finished my degree at a small startup. I actually started at the company part time two months before my last exam.
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    You should all just apply for tier 1 helpdesk as a step in the IT world even if your main focus is programming tbh


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    Anyone looking for a two year graduate role? PM me for more details.
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    (Original post by Compton Menace)
    You should all just apply for tier 1 helpdesk as a step in the IT world even if your main focus is programming tbh


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    In a tier 1 helpdesk job you are gonna spend most of your day asking people to turn their workstation off and on again, or helping them how to find their lost Word document. If you want to work with programming, DO NOT apply to a helpdesk job.
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    (Original post by tinkerbell_xxx)
    any tips on where to look? I've been looking at my linked in recommendations but they are mostly in London. I've also been looking at my uni's job site, some graduate job sites and the popular sites like reed/monster
    I had to move away from my home town in order to get a job in software development. Have you thought about moving?
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    (Original post by ahpadt)
    In a tier 1 helpdesk job you are gonna spend most of your day asking people to turn their workstation off and on again, or helping them how to find their lost Word document. If you want to work with programming, DO NOT apply to a helpdesk job.
    He's got a point though. For my placement year I worked on a 1st Line IT Service Desk and I went straight into a software development role after university. My employer was pleased by the fact I had work experience in IT. Sometimes it doesn't matter what experience you have when applying for a graduate role. What does matter though is if you have any experience.
 
 
 
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