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Antony Lane

BSc (Hons) Computer Network Management  

Graduated 2014

Antony Lane

This course is for you if you want to understand how data communication impacts our daily lives.

Tell us about your career story so far.
I’m a field technical support engineer at Westermo UK Technical Support, and I haven’t stopped since I started three years ago! I’ve been all around the country numerous times, run many training courses to help educate customers about Westermo, and presented at several seminars (some hosted at Solent). I’ve also spent a few weeks in Sweden visiting the factory where we manufacture our products.

I spend a fair bit of time on the road working with customers on site around the country. My day to day role is answering the phone/emails, pre/post sales and running the Westermo Certified Engineers course.

How did university prepare you for your career, and what’s your favourite memory?
Solent helped me understand what professional organisations are looking for in an employee. My favourite memory has got to be inviting my CEO and Managing Director for Westmo’s 2017 Kick Off, which was hosted at the university.

What tips would you give to someone wanting a career in your industry? 
Never think you’re underqualified for a job.


Usability lab
Usability lab
The UX lab usability testing facility is based at our city centre campus and is available for commercial and academic projects and provides services such as usability testing, observation, and evaluation.
Networking lab
Networking lab
Our high-tech computer networking labs are a well-known Cisco academy, and training courses ranging from introductory level to industry-recognised commercial certificates, such as CCNA and CCNP are held here.
Networking lab
Networking lab
The facility is a training partner with EC-Council to provide Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) qualification and certification and, in collaboration with Westermo, also provides training on the Westermo networking equipment designed specifically for extreme weather conditions.

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