Matt gains Gold at UK Competition Finals

24th November 15

An IT assistant from a school in Reigate has won the UK final of a global competition. The gold medallist is now part of Squad UK and has entered the selection process to represent Britain at the global final in Abu Dhabi in 2017.
Matt gains Gold at UK Competition Finals

Matt Thomas, 20, who works at Dunottar School, won the Network Systems Administrator competition at the two-day final at the Birmingham NEC last week. 58 other finals took place at the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world.

Run by WorldSkills, competitors under the age of 23 were challenged to demonstrate technical abilities through specific tasks for which they are studying or performing at work.

Matt, who is hoping to become an IT consultant, felt ‘happy and relieved’ when he heard that he is the top young network systems administrator in the country.

Sundus Ameen, IT Systems Manager at Dunottar School, said: “One of the benefits of working at Dunottar is that Matt has the opportunity to develop his skills and expertise within the wider United Learning group. He is to be congratulated upon his hard work, and I am sure that he will fulfil his dream of a career in IT consultancy.”

 

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