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You want to move forward but out-of-date skills are holding you back

  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Screening

Out of date Steps

Competition for a great IT career is always strong, so you need to make sure you have the most up-to-date skills to help you move on.

It’s frustrating to get stuck in a role and see younger colleagues pass you by. If this is you, it’s time to invest time and effort in updating your skills so they match your knowledge, and you can finally move forward and get that great job you want.

 

Step 1 - Test

Demonstrate your knowledge and technical ability.  This test helps us 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.

Apply to take the test now

Step 2 - 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 virtual interview over Skype or Facetime.  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.

Step 3 - Training Course

Candidates that pass the technical test and do well at interview will be invited to take part on the training course. 

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. 

Find out the full details of the training course.

Step 4 - Cerco Employee

Candidates that successfully pass the course may be suitable to be offered temporary or permanent IT roles.  

Please note that Cerco does not guarantee work for candidates that pass the training course, likewise you are not committed to working for Cerco after completion of the Course.

Pre-employment Screening

If you are successful at steps 1-3 of this process, Cerco will need to carry out a standard check before offering any you employment.  This is referred to as a Baseline Personnel Security Standard check (BPSS). In brief the BPSS process looks at the following criteria.

  • Proof of residency - last five years
  • Proof of employment - last five years
  • DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service  previously known as CRB) - we use DBS coupled with a partnership arrangement with a reliable provider to clear to Enhanced in as little as 10 days
  • Financial sanctions check - (using HMRC)
  • Credit check (due to certain customer demands in the retail and banking environments). Includes checking for:
    • CCJ/delinquent/default debts
    • bankruptcy
    • voluntary arrangement
    • academic records
    • employment references.