14 March 2014 – Firebrand Training has today announced the re-launch of its hugely popular Free Training for Life (FTFL) competition, where one lucky person will win a lifetime’s supply of IT training courses.
Last year the competition made headlines after receiving 18,000 entrants from 24 countries across Europe. The prize’s estimated value is £1 million1*, with the winner able to take as many professional training courses and exams as they want, for the rest of their life, for free. The prize includes all training and exam fees, as well as food and accommodation2* at Firebrand’s residential training centres across the World.
The prize also has the capacity to help the winner earn five times its proposed value (£5.3 million3*), when you consider their improved earning potential, associated with gaining advanced technical certifications. Emma Seaman, Managing Director says; “This is a fantastic prize for anyone working in a job role related to IT, project management or cyber security. The EU currently estimates a skills gap of more than 700,000 IT trained staff by 20154*. This prize allows the holder to receive training on the latest technology; by attaining skills that are in demand, they have the opportunity to increase their earning potential and secure a career in new and exciting job roles.”
Last year’s Free Training for Life Winner, Joseph Guthrie reflects on winning the prize: “I see myself at director level, in about 10 years. Firebrand has given me a great opportunity to make this come true. The rest is up to me.”
Choose from hundreds of Firebrand courses
The winner will have access to more than 165 courses run by Firebrand, from globally recognised vendors including Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, EC Council and (ISC)2. So whether they want to become an Ethical Hacker, a Mobile App developer or manage a Private Cloud platform, the winner will have access to associated training required to attain such a position.
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16, living in the European countries where Firebrand operates: UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Share and get more chances to win
To be in with a chance of winning, entrants need only fill in the simple entry form on the Firebrand website – www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/ftfl
The entrant will receive a unique URL that can be shared with their friends, family and followers. Every time another entrant uses the unique URL, the sharer will receive an additional entry to the competition. So, if the entrant gets 10 friends, followers or colleagues to enter their details, they will earn 10 additional chances to win. If they get 100 they will receive 100 extra chances, and so on.
The closing date for entries is 23:59 GMT, Sunday 14th September 2014; with the winner announced at 13:00 GMT, Tuesday 30th September 2014
For more information about FTFL, contact Edward Jones T: +44 (0) 844 888 1684+44 (0) 844 888 1684 E: [email protected]
1* £1 million is calculated based on a 25 year-old winning and choosing £15K of training a year for the next 40 years with an inflation rate of 2.5% per year. The total value of training over 40 years will be £1,011,038.
2* The prize includes all training fees, exam fees, course books, food and accommodation, but does not include travel to and from the winner’s home and the training centre.
3* £5.3 million is calculated at a starting salary of £25,000 rising to £100,000 over eight years and then increasing by an inflation rate of 2.5% per year. Total earned salary after 40 years will be £5,277,528.
4*Source – http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-52_en.htm
About Firebrand Training
Firebrand is a leader in Accelerated Learning, and has training centres around the world. Since its inception in 2001 the company has grown at an incredible rate and now boasts a turnover of £17m worldwide. More than 35,000 students have gained IT and project management training with Firebrand.
Firebrand Training has been named in the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World by TrainingIndustry.com and has won the Institute of IT Training – Training Company Of The Year for three consecutive years. It is a Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle partner. Firebrand Training Nordics is Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and is the first Microsoft partner business to achieve this award four years in a row.