Having left school with good qualifications, Leah started a degree in computing but it wasn’t for her. An apprenticeship in Telecoms Support got her back on track.

“I was lost for a while, working shifts in this café. The money was poor but what really pushed me to get out was an offer of promotion to team leader. I was worried I’d get stuck!”

While browsing the Jobcentre Plus website, Leah spotted the Maintel apprenticeship. “Because of the degree I started, I knew all the terminology and I’ve always liked solving problems. I used to get badges for it as a Girl Guide”.

Having worked on a number of other client accounts, Leah now supports customers on Skype For Business. She enjoys doing technical work in a desk-based environment where she can enjoy a mug of coffee. “I have a chance to learn more, solve problems and just keep moving up and getting better”.

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Leah - Career Pathway

  • 2008
    Finished school
  • 2010
    Left college having studied AS Levels in Maths and IT and A Levels in Psychology and Computing
  • 2011
    Dropped out of first computing degree
  • 2013
    Joined Maintel
  • 2016
    Telecoms Support at Maintel

Stats - Telecommunications Technician

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Employment Statuses

Full Time Employed: 52,384
Part Time Employed: 1,183
Self Employed: 4,084
Total Employed: 57,651

Gender Split

Male: 56,091
Female: 1,561

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