Kieran White (IT BTEC Diploma)

Case Study

I first started at Godalming College as a BTEC IT Diploma student. My aim when joining was to increase my knowledge of IT and to decide on my future career path. I really enjoyed the lessons and the practical elements of the coursework were fun and challenging. Throughout my last year of being a student, I heard about the vacancy for a Department IT technician. The job really intrigued me and because I had completed the course, I knew how I could support both staff and students.

I was successful and am now employed on a 1-year contract as the IT and Computing Technician. This role has tested my abilities and helped me learn new skills. It has been really interesting learning about what goes on behind the scenes of a workplace, which increased my curiosity and enthusiasm to go into a career in IT.
I heard that part of the Computing A-Level involved an activity called ‘Cyber Discovery’ which can help you learn about Cyber Security. I was inspired by this activity and decided to apply for a Degree Course in Cyber Security to follow my 1-year contract as a Technician. My place at University is finalised and I’m really excited to be going to Winchester University as it will allow me to extend my knowledge of Cyber Security and to follow my career path in IT.

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