#FromHigherEdToHired - Lewis Meehan - BSc Computer Networks - Systems Integration Graduate at Virgin

29.07.2016

Lewis Meehan graduated with BSc Computer Networks and secured a Graduate scheme with Virgin as a Systems Integration Graduate. We asked Lewis some questions:

UWTSD Computing Graduate Lewis Meehan tells us about his exciting new future at Virgin Media:

What was your HE course?

BSc Computer Networks

What is your job title and role?

Systems Integration Graduate

Could you briefly describe the organization you work for?

Virgin Media – Data Services, owned by Liberty Global – the largest telecommunications company in the world.

Which skills learned at University are helpful to you in your job?

Independent working/research and also the broad range of industry specific knowledge.

Do you have a typical day and how would you describe it?

Every day is different. Some days I’ll be in my local office working furthering my HE studies towards certification [Cisco certifications: CCNA+CCNP+CCNA Specialisation+CCNP Specialisation], alongside providing standardised connection packages to small-medium businesses and assisting on larger  project based work for bespoke networking solutions.

Other days I’ll be at a clients site and some might even be spent in hotels going segwaying, raft building or even just days out with the other Virgin Media graduates.

What aspects of your job do you enjoy most?

Working with some awesome and expensive technology, which changes from day to day. Also the responsibility I’ve been giving from the start, Virgin Media put a lot of trust in their employees which creates a really nice environment to work in.

Do you have any advice for students who would like to start a Career?

Make University a friendly competition; it’ll help both you and other people on your course at the end of it.

> For more information about Graduate positions at Virgin please click-here.