[ubuntu-uk] Advice for the future

David Neil dneil at UK.EY.COM
Wed Oct 17 19:16:46 BST 2007

David - No Degree - Incident manager (via 1st & 2nd line support roles, MS 

Got into IT via an unemployment training scheme, appeared to have a 
'knack' with PC's and got my break at a small manufacturing company aged 
21. Best year of my career, everythign from PC support to soldering serial 
connections into a HP48.  Later moved onto contracting work, bounced 
around various roles for several years and spent 3 1.2 years i a MS 
consultancy role, where a colleague introduced me to Linux. Few more roles 
and got into the ITIL side of things about 3 years ago.
IMHO I will interview graduates and non- grads equally - I'm more 
interested in the personalities and adaptability (for my side of IT 

The above is my personal opinion and in no way reflects that of my 
employer etc.

"Chris Rowson" <christopherrowson at gmail.com> 
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17/10/2007 14:59
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Re: [ubuntu-uk] Advice for the future

It'd be interesting for people to put their money where their mouth's
are, and tell us what they do for a living and what their level of
qualification is. It's the only real way to see if having a degree
makes a difference or not.

Anyone who is currently on a degree course is of course going to say
that it's the best way forward, as alternately anyone who hasn't got
one is going to say it doesn't matter...

I'll start the ball rolling...

Chris - No Degree - Second line support engineer (although I've
recently started working a in job which involves project coordination,
service reviews etc etc)

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