Costs and benefits

The training course

Gain great skills through theory and practical training

Candidates that pass Cerco’s early assessment stages are invited to a one week (5 day) training course at the company headquarter in Crewe, Cheshire. After assessment and depending on experience you may be placed into a role as soon as one is available. If you successfully pass but don’t have any relevant paid experience free training will be offered.

The course covers theory and practical training in computer hardware, operating systems, networks, communications and printers. You will also cover useful topics to support your employability including health and safety, customer care, CV/letter writing and interview techniques.

Successful completion of the course will give you the Cerco Certificate in Systems and Networking (CCSN) which is recognised by Cerco’s employer partners.





Costs and benefits

The training course is free to attend but you will have to pay for your own accommodation, travel and food.  Cerco can provide information about local hotels or other inexpensive accommodation.

You will also be asked to pay for a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service previously known as CRB) that employers require at the cost of £52.

Cerco provides the free training course to quality applicants to ensure that the workforce it offers to employer partners is of the standard required.  You are trained to succeed for Cerco.

Take the test

To secure a place on the course you must first demonstrate your knowledge and technical ability.  The first part of the application process is a technical test that helps assess if you have the potential to be a successful IT Engineer.  You must achieve a pass rate of 60% to move on to the next step.  You can only take the test once.


Telephone interview

Cerco employees are known for their customer friendly attitude and positive approach.  All candidates that pass the technical test will be invited to a telephone interview.  This is your opportunity to show your enthusiasm for the role and ask any questions that you may have.

You will be contacted about an interview if you pass the test.  Please present yourself as if you are going for a job interview.