After seven months and over 18,000 entrants, Firebrand Training ‘s Frank Højgaard, Managing Director is happy to announce Joseph Guthrie as the winner of their Free Training For Life (FTFL) competition. A prize worth over £1 million*.
Joseph will be able to take as many IT and project management training courses and exams as he wants, for the rest of his life, for free.
Frank said “We’re very happy to be awarding Joseph his prize, and look forward to training him for the rest of his life on any of our 165+ courses. We did some research recently that shows Joseph could increase his earning power by more than 3x over his lifetime by gaining a certification, and a winner like Joseph has the potential to earn more than £5 million over his lifetime compared to around £1.6 million without the training.”
Joseph said “I couldn’t believe I won Free Training For Life. It took me all weekend to finally process. It was a mixture of elation, excitement and disbelief. Once I settled down and grasped the magnitude of what I’d won it was nothing but excitement and anticipation. I can’t wait to get started. The first course I’m planning to attend is the Certified Ethical Hacker course. It is something I have always wanted to do.”
Frank added: “Joseph has made a great choice; the Certified Ethical Hacker course has been very popular with our students. An ethical hacker’s average salary is over £45,000, which makes the course appealing to those working in IT security.”
The prize includes all training fees, exam fees, course books, food and accommodation, and as long as the winners pays for the travel they can take the training in any of Firebrand’s training centres across Europe.
Frank concluded, “Firebrand would like to thank all 18,000 contestants for entering and we wish them well in their careers. We have worked out that if all 18,000 made the choice to take at least one certification course with Firebrand they would increase their salaries by around £87.5** million over the next year.”
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By Edward Jones
Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training heading up community engagement within the Marketing department. Ed spends his days thinking up topics for surveys, article titles and concepts for engaging infographics. You can check out a range of his most recent work via the Firebrand Press Page.