CT Skills support Nathan to secure his dream job by “Stepping Up” with a Traineeship

Nathan Jones was working hard to start his career in IT but after applying for several opportunities and not being successful he thought it was time for another approach.

Nathan explains,

I had been unemployed for about four months and when I met the CT Skills team they were really positive and genuinely wanted to help and improve my chances – it was just what I wanted.



Dream Job

After an initial advice session, Nathan enrolled on the CT Skills Traineeship Programme, designed to give young people support and advice on their career options, a chance to brush up on maths and English and a provides a good quality work experience placement. Nathan worked with Caroline, one of our dedicated team of trainers, to get to know what skills he most wanted to improve and how this would be done. From here his journey to improve skills, knowledge and the chance of securing that dream job began.


After completing his training at the CT Skills training centre in Derby city centre, Nathan was offered a work placement opportunity with CoMech Metrology Ltd also in Derby. CoMech are an innovative metrology company providing high class business solutions around the world. Nathans placement lasted 4 weeks where he worked to diagnose and provide solutions for network faults and learnt the basics of coding – a new skill he did not have before.


Nathan commented,

CoMech used coding a lot in their work and they taught me the basics and I really enjoyed it – it was another opportunity for me to develop more really important skills.


Happily, the good news does not end there. Following the successful completion of his Traineeship Nathan has started a job as an Advanced IT Apprentice at Boffix in Derby.

Chris Dempsey, CT Skills Traineeship Manager, has said,

We are all really proud of Nathan and his success. We wish him well in his apprenticeship and we are sure he has a bright future ahead of him.


Nathan said,

… doing the Traineeship has really made me realise that I can reach my potential – I would definitely recommend this course to others.


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