Filip has a background in IT and electrical engineering and was previously an apprentice himself.
He has prior experience as a corporate IT Technician with a focus on maintenance and development of IT hardware, software, and networking. After working within the corporate world, Filip realised that passing on his knowledge and experiences to the future generation is something he’d love to explore.
Filip relishes the opportunity to take part in ‘equipping young people for life’. He believes that creating a professional working relationship with users is one of the key factors in becoming a successful IT technician. With this belief and personal experience of what it’s like to be an apprentice, he hopes to instil passion and inspiration to young people.
Outside of work, Filip has always been a skiing and football aficionado. He plays in numerous non-professional football leagues, and also enjoys the occasional ski trips.
What’s it like to work at Youthforce?
“My role at Youthforce is to teach IT and Business Admin students in the NVQ level 2 and 3 courses. I help to keep them on target, making sure there is communication all the time, and follow their development. My role is different every day, which is the beauty of it. I usually have one or two training sessions a day. I also mark work and develop the programmes. There is lots of work to get done. You need to have a good relationship with the learners, making sure they are looked after and cared for. I keep engaged which is a big part of the job. I enjoy helping young people, seeing them excel. It is really rewarding and there’s a lot of variety- it’s always different.
I think it’s important to work your brain and learn all the time. You want to improve yourself, which helps you to further your career. I have an IT background, so I have met a lot of interesting people who have helped guide me in the right direction.
My journey with Youthforce so far has been interesting. Youthforce approached me about an IT Tutor role. It was hard in the beginning, but I quickly realised that I enjoyed it. I’m learning all the time, and Youthforce taught me a lot. I love the fact that you can make a change for young people, to give back to the community.
The culture at Youthforce is interesting. It feels like a family. There are lots of changes, but I believe they are going in the right direction.
Youthforce is very dynamic. There have been many changes; I’ve been there and seen it in the past. Now there is the shift toward STEM apprenticeships. I enjoy working here as it is a company that always adapts.”
– Fil Lenczowski