Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:17 pm
I'm approaching the end of my masters in digital forensics. Prior to this I studied computer forensics and digital security for three years at undegrad level. Previous to this I did the usual computing NVQ L2/BTEC stuff at college. I'm experienced in most areas of general IT, can program, and know my way around CISCO stuff etc.
I'm wanting to ideally get in to digital forensics or information security post university.
However, I'm seeking part time hours or consolidated hours. I have a physical disability. Its not too bad, and is manageable, I do not see it being a barrier in this particular area of IT. I do have problems with tiredness and fatigue so this is the ultimate reason for my desire to seek 'reduced hours'.
What is the likely hood of me applying for a full time position in a HTCU or private company and making the suggestion that I reduce the hours, on the basis that when the business need requires it I do the extra time?
Greater Manchester Police, have some roles up some time ago. They seem to operate a shift system for their digital forensics stuff. Would focusing on jobs with shift systems be a better idea?
I'm looking at doing no more than 3 days per week.
I suppose the most ideal person to share this issue with would be an IT recruiter but I don't know where to start?
I also realise what I'm saying and proposing is probably impossible.
If not DF/IS, would any other areas in IT suit this?
I've had suggestions to go self employed, but to do this you need a track record, and sound experience, clients etc. Being self employed is not an option for me right now.
What do you think?
Should point out I'm seeking something in West Yorkshire/North West.