Student testimonial: Qualifications open doors
Before enrolling with the Learning People, Jonathan Dramand was working, but unable to make any progression within the company he worked, due to a lack of fulltime opportunities.
This caused Jonathan to look for alternatives positions, including with the NHS, that would both interest and challenge him.
A number of interviews followed, but these were unsuccessful.
Jonathan lost out at the last hurdle due to a lack of experience and a lot of vacancies asking for a PRINCE2 qualification.
“I looked into PRINCE2 and project work in general, which is where I first found out about the PMI and CAPM.
“Soon after I received a marketing email from the Learning People, via JobSite, and decided to enrol in a course.
“Due to its interactivity, the training was very interesting and engaging.
“I was able to complete the learning material within two months by doing two to three modules per week, which was very manageable.
“For the exam, I gave myself five weeks for preparation.
“The cost of the course very reasonable.
“At first I worried about the cost, but with further research and comparisons with other learning providers, it proved to be very reasonable.
“Especially, when you take into comparison all of the courses included – PRINCE2 Foundation and MS Project.
“It has given me insight and knowledge into project based work and organisations; a solid starting point for a career, with clear direction.
“It has also provided me with a new found knowledge for project based work with a number of techniques and skills that I could put to use.
“Before becoming certified, I was just applying for jobs with no particular direction, and little success.
“I do believe it has improved me.
“It has given me new knowledge and a toolbox of techniques that I could use in the future to help me stand out from other people applying for a certain role.
“This qualification allows employers to see that I know what I’m doing when it comes to working on projects, and hopefully that gives me the opportunity of showing it at interviews that I otherwise simply would not have been considered for.”