Case Studies

IT and Computing Case Studies

Studying IT and computing at Lewisham Southwark College helped Ivan Klyuchev on the path to his dream job. Having started at the College as a Level 2 student, he is now working as a Technical Support Engineer at multinational technology company Oracle Corporation UK.

Ivan studied on the L2 Practitioners (System Support) Computing and IT course and gained his all-important Maths and English GCSEs at Lewisham Southwark College before progressing to the BTEC National Diploma L3, ICT Practitioners. This qualification enabled him to apply for a place on a Computer Science & Games Technologies degree at City, University of London.

Following his degree, Ivan decided it was time to apply the skills and knowledge he had gained in the workplace and won the role of Technical Support Engineer at Oracle Corporation UK after a competitive recruitment process.

English and maths are vital to any job, and lay the foundations for your future success. For Riyanat Shittu, good qualifications in these subjects have put her on the path to a much sought-after Site Reliability Engineer intern role at multinational technology company Google.

Having gained GCSEs in English (at grade B) and maths (grade A) and a L3 National Diploma in IT System Support at Lewisham Southwark College, Riyanat progressed on to a BEng degree in Multimedia & Internet Systems Engineering at City University London. On successfully completing her degree, she decided to stay on at the University to do a PhD in Network and Information Security, and then gained her first role in the workplace as Site Researcher for BT.

With these fantastic academic qualifications and work experience under her belt, Riyanat was selected from thousands of applicants in the highly selective Google internship programme and is now loving her role as Site Reliability Engineer.



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