Have you seen those adverts for Computeach that appear on some UK satellite channels during the day? You know the ones, they promise to get you off the sofa and into a £35,000 a year IT job. The problem with these adverts is who they are actually aimed at, who their customers tend to be. I’ve noticed quite a bit of press online for Computeach lately as some disgruntled customers have been complaining on forums and reviews websites because they haven’t managed to get their 35K salaries, but upon reading the complaints in detail I find that they haven’t even completed the course.

One in particular hadn’t even completed the first piece of work he was sent, and was complaining that the bank he received the loan from for the course wanted their money back. Can you imagine that? A bank wanting their money back?

Computeach are like any educational course, school, college or University. You get out of it what you put in. If you’re willing to do the work, to put in the effort and the time then you’ll get the rewards back. Those 35K per year jobs aren’t handed out to people who can’t even be arsed to finish the first module of a course, quit, and then complain on a forum that the bank wants its money back. In actual fact, it was this guy’s mum complaining rather than him – he couldn’t even be arsed to complain himself.

So if you’re considering a career change and wanted to move into IT and take up a course with Computeach, or any other similar company; remember it’s what you put into it that counts. It’s not a magic wand. If you’re a lazy, unmotivated sort of guy who’s never finished anything in his life; don’t bother.

Rather than an oversubscribed industry such as IT, which doesn’t feature £35k salaries as an average, you’d be better off with something like CeMAP Training to be a mortgage advisor. You’ll find it more rewarding than a bogus IT course.

Darren Jamieson

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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