AN ALUMNI of Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) recently returned to the campus to give students an illuminating insight into the world of cyber security.
Stephen Broadbridge started his career path at DGC on the Intermediate Computing and Computing HNC course – and it wasn’t long before his aptitude in this field was acknowledged by lecturers, who quickly moved him up from level 5 to level 7.
After graduating from DGC, the 30-year-old is now studying Ethical Hacking BSc at Abertay University and is currently in his third year, while at the same time he is working for the Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland as part of their Ethical Hacking Team.
Stephen was delighted to be asked back to where it all began, speaking to current college students about his work and demonstrating the wide range jobs available to graduates within the industry.
He said: “The wonderful staff at Dumfries and Galloway College provided me with the guidance and resources I needed as soon as they noticed I had a particular interest in cyber security.
“From suggesting online resources and extra tuition… to helping me gain a place at Abertay, the tutors were incredibly supportive during my time at DGC.”
Joanna Campbell, Principal and CEO, Dumfries and Galloway College, said: “All of our staff and students at Dumfries and Galloway College were delighted to welcome Stephen as a guest speaker.
“His recent visit was a fascinating and inspiring insight into his journey so far — as well as showing students how gaining qualifications in this field can be a fantastic gateway to future careers.”