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Case Study – Joss Klein

Joss Klein sat our Post Graduate Certificate in Wireless Communications for his armed forces resettlement training; during his time with us we provided assistance with his CV and encouraged him to apply for a role with one of our industry customers, Arqiva, he was successful and stepped straight into the role on leaving the army, here is his story.

New career in telecoms – “Ubi-Tech recommended I attended an interview for a job I never would have considered alone, and I haven’t looked back since”

Joss served for eight years in the British Army Royal Logistics Corps as a Driver Communications Specialist. During his service he took the opportunity to specialise as an Advanced Signaller and received first class training and professional development as part of his role with the MOD. In 2017 Joss took the decision to leave the military to explore  a career in the telecoms industry and quickly found that his experience and qualifications are in demand within the commercial sector and secured a new career with Arqiva, a leading UK broadcasting and distribution company. In just six months of starting Joss has moved up three pay bands starting as a Transmission Network Operator to receiving promotion into a permanent position as TV Baseband Engineer which offers a well paid salary, shift allowance and annual bonus. The shift role enables Joss to work his contracted hours in a short period giving him flexibility and more time to spend with his family and friends.

“I attribute my success in my new career to my resettlement training with Ubi-Tech 3R Ltd. The course I enrolled was the perfect bridge between my knowledge of military telecommunication systems and terminology into the civilian equivalents making the daunting task of moving into the telecoms industry a lot smoother. Ubi-Tech go a lot further than just a training course though, I received one to one CV guidance and career advice from the instructors who have experience in the telecoms industry in varying roles. They recommended I attended an interview for a job I never would have considered alone, and I haven’t looked back since,” Joss Klein.

Limited only by your imagination!

Joss chose to work in the telecoms industry because it is growing exponentially.

“The thing I like most about working in the telecoms industry is the constant advancements in technology, in a long-term career nobody wants to do the same thing day in day out. Being a part of a fast-growing industry, my role will always advance inline with technology and my role will change and adapt depending on current tech, for example 4K viewing is still considered new tech but no doubt in another decade we will look back at 4K and LED TV’s the same way we see Walkmans and cassettes now. 

The biggest challenge in the telecoms industry is demand and supply. Consumers are using more and more data year on year, as technology advances and the amount of data that can be provided increases so will the demand. With IoT (Internet of Things) and connected devices growing rapidly the ability to provide this data is becoming more expensive, slowly the extra costs will filter down to customers. Companies must think smart on increasing supply while minimising the cost to customers.

I want to have some part in this growing industry as it is only going to keep evolving, providing opportunity for my career and shaping our future,” Joss Klein.

We thank Joss for taking the time to write his case study and we wish him every continued success in his chosen career a he goes from strength to strength.

If you are in your resettlement period and are considering a new career in the telecoms industry then you should seriously think about completing our unique PGC in Wireless Communications which is the highest level of telecoms qualification available in the ELCAS system.

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