I cut my teeth at the Fylde Coast ITeC. YTS placements on £27 per week didn't seem too bad back then, especially when compared to the alternatives...ie going to sea or going to war!
30 years later and I'm still stuck in the IT game, and thankfully earning more than £27 per week!
Memorable old stuff....
ICL Series 39 Level 45 Mainframe
ICL M30's (8086 CPU's, running at 8MHz!)