Arrowdawn opportunity for RGU student

Arrowdawn has continued its commitment to supporting the next generation of IT professionals.

The Aberdeen-based company, which provides network and communication support to 300 offices across 27 countries, has given a year’s work placement to Jonathan Merchant, a third-year student at Robert Gordon University.

The BSc (Hons) computer network management and design student is gaining an insight into networks, communications and cybersecurity at Arrowdawn, a Cisco specialist which was established 19 years ago.

Gordon Adie, managing director at Arrowdawn, said: “We’re delighted to continue the relationship with Robert Gordon University. This is an opportunity for Jonathan to gain practical experience to complement his academic learning. It’s good to have him on board.”

Jonathan, a former Dyce Academy pupil, said: “The placement is a first-class opportunity to put what I’ve learned at Robert Gordon University into practice. Working with industry professionals also gives me a broader understanding of what it takes to have a career in the network, communication and security arena.”

Phil Smith, who was on a similar placement at Arrowdawn and gained a BSc (Hons) in computer network management and design at RGU, is now a network engineer with the company.