Aliina Avotins is a recent graduate of Robert Gordon University, where she gained a First Class BSc (Hons) in Computer Network Management and Design. Whilst studying for her degree she worked at Aberdeenshire Council in a number of technical and support roles. She also holds an HND in Computer Networking and a NQ in Computing and Interactive Technologies both of which she received whilst studying at Dundee and Angus College.
Aliina comes to us as a Support Desk Analyst, bringing her expert knowledge and experience to help our clients with their technical enquiries. Her dedication and passion for IT are clear – as well as her university and college credentials, she is certified in various technologies from both Microsoft and Cisco, amongst others. Her bright personality is a great fit with Grant McGregor, and is particularly helpful as she is only our second team member to be housed in our recently opened Dundee office. This in itself is a challenge she has met face on with great determination.
As our team grows in both offices, we are confident that Aliina will progress well in her role with us.
Fantastical Fact File
Give an example of something positive you’ve learned from working in IT?
I’ve learned to be open-minded in the ways how things can be done. Working in IT means learning new things every single day – that means staying young and smart for life! 🙂 I love the satisfaction from the completing a task on time with success.
What’s your favourite film in the whole world and why?
I have many movies that I like but those I can watch over and over again are “Bad Teacher” and “Knight and Day” with Cameron Diaz. There are easy to watch, humorous and I just love how Cameron plays the characters.
What makes you laugh heartily every time and why?
I like to watch Stand Up comedy shows, like the comedian Russell Peters. I also love to meet with my sister – every time we are together it is non-stop laughter!
If you had a whole week out to do something you really wanted and were given £1000 gratis to do it, what would you do and why?
I would go to Croatia with all my family – we only meet once per year and it would be great to see everyone by the Adriatic Sea in a luxury villa.
Tell us something that you personally aim to achieve inside the next 5 years.
In the next 5 years, I want to accomplish professional certifications in Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft. Get a house with a garden for my family, and travel to a different country each year.
Give us one reason that you wanted to work with GM…
I thoroughly enjoyed my course in RGU and was very keen to put into practise the knowledge and the skills I’d learned. The opportunity to work for Grant McGregor was especially desirable as I feel that I can get the support to develop myself as a professional and to make a difference to the team I work with and give the best for the company and its customers.