How can I get an IT job with no experience (entry level)?

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Just wondering if anybody was able to get an entry level IT job without any actual IT experience? I have been with the NHS in admin the past 8 months and am trying to move to the IT industry (with a first in computer science degree) but cant seem to get anything without experience. Any advice? Is it worth completing any IT courses (e.g ITIL) to help boost my chances? (I partly have a ccna networking certificate, is it worth doing the whole thing?). Would greatly appreciate any response.
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you can try
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If you're already in NHS try and get a move within the organisation to something closer in IT, even if its not technical, and then make a fuss and shuffle around there. It's the NHS, so ultimately no one cares and they'll happily put a fishmonger in the IT department so long as you fill in the application correctly. Hopefully that will be a way to get some experience, otherwise it's going to be the long road from helpdesk roles upward - or trying some self employment to claim as experience.
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(Original post by Trinculo)
If you're already in NHS try and get a move within the organisation to something closer in IT, even if its not technical, and then make a fuss and shuffle around there. It's the NHS, so ultimately no one cares and they'll happily put a fishmonger in the IT department so long as you fill in the application correctly. Hopefully that will be a way to get some experience, otherwise it's going to be the long road from helpdesk roles upward - or trying some self employment to claim as experience.
Yeah have been applying for helpdesk roles in NHS, its the best I can prob get at this stage. Will have the occasional check elsewhere but think your right about looking in the NHS for the time being - appreciate the help!
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