Previous Work Experience
Whilst at my comprehensive school I was required to do work experience. I found a placement at Sketty Hall, and worked there for a week. But, to be honest, there wasn’t much I learnt from my time there, so I decided upon finding another placement. I contacted the solicitor firm Hutchinson Thomas, and they took me on for a week. Whilst there I visited various courts in Swansea, and was able to watch cases whilst the lawyer I was shadowing was on the job.
Previous Use Of Computers
When I was very young my father worked for a computer technology company named Tiny, and because of this he was always using a computer – which in turn gave me the opportunity to familiarize my self with them too. From then on I was always interested in technology, and had my first desktop computer at the age of 9. This then led me to always enjoy my ICT lessons at school, and so I took the subject as one of my GCSE choices. At the end of the OCR course I received two distinctions.
Current Job Role
Although I haven’t yet started my job at Bishopston Comprehensive, I do know what my role will be whilst there. I will be required to carry out PAT testing of the equipment the school uses. I will need to help with both the school’s website and the Moodle site too. I will also be helping teach others of the software that the school uses; Sedao, Impero, Pcounter. My main role, though, will be solving any technical issues either pupils or teachers face whilst working.
From my training course I hope to gain relevant knowledge in ICT. I hope to be able to familiarize myself with both new software and hardware too.
In the future I hope to be working within the IT industry, and I hope that my training with Swansea ITEC will help me to achieve this goal.