About Me

Having previously worked within the IT sector for three years in a variety of roles from help desk to system administration of Windows/Linux systems, I have decided to move to the cyber security field after realising my passion and interest for information security.

I also have a extensive passion for public service and volunteering and have experience as both a First Aider and Firefighter/EMT-B which has taught me critical skills that can be used in the work place such as working under pressure, thinking/working outside of the box and team work/customer service.

Twitter @MrJamesHemmings




School Name Start Year End Year
Abertay University - BSc Ethical Hacking 2014 2017
Remit IT - Level 3 Microsoft IT Apprenticeship 2012 2013


  • Ascent - Saltire 50 Hours Volunteering Award - British Red Cross
  • Ascent - Saltire 100 Hours Volunteering Award - British Red Cross
  • Training Award - Outstanding Performance & Contributions - Old Lycoming Fire Company


  • OSCP - Offensive Security Certified Professional
  • CREST CRT - CREST Certified Registered Tester
  • CPSA - CREST Practitioner Security Analyst
  • eCPPT – eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester
  • MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional
  • MCTS/MCSA - Configuring Windows 7
  • MCITP – Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Windows 7)
  • A+ – CompTIA
  • Network+ – CompTIA
  • Security+ – CompTIA
  • ECDL Level 2
  • Level 3 Diploma In ICT Professional Competence
  • Level 3 Certificate In ICT Systems & Principles
  • QA (QCF) Level 3 In First Response Emergency Care (FREC)
  • NREMT - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • NPQS/IFSAC (Proboard) Firefighter 1
  • Engine Company Operations
  • PA DOH Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician
  • Hazmat Awareness/Operations
  • AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)
  • PA Water Rescue for the First Responder (Awareness/Operations)


  • Firefighter/EMT
    Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Company
    10/09/2015 - 01/09/2016

    • Active member responding to 911 emergencies. Training's and types of calls included EMS, Firefighting (House/Brush/Vehicle Fires), Fire/Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, and Lift Assists.
    • Attended drill nights, training's and meetings.
    • Analysed and coped with a variety of stressful emergency situations calmly, effectively and quickly to protect life and property.
    • Provided excellent customer service to members of the community.
  • Emergency Medical Technician
    Penn College Health Services
    01/09/2015 - 06/05/2016

    • Responding to 911 calls on campus in college health services UTV.
    • Communicating with Lycoming County 911 dispatch & College Police.
    • Monitoring intoxicated students in Impaired Student Recovery Centre (ISRA).
    • Maintaining EMT skills & CPD on an continuous basis.
  • Customer Service / Tech Support Advisor
    Brother UK
    09/06/2014 - 29/08/2014

    • Three month contract with Brother UK, Working as the 1st Point of Call for handling issues via email, live chat, telephone.
    • Pre and Post Sales Support
    • Supporting Brother UK's Business products which include Printers, Multi Function Centers, Fax Machines & Label printers.
  • Desktop Installer
    University Of Manchester
    07/04/2014 - 30/05/2014

    • Working on behalf of BDS Solutions, at the Central Manchester NHS trust.
    • Rolling out new Windows 7 imaged PC's, to replace legacy hardware and old XP operating system/software.
    • Provide post-install support and training to users.
  • IT Technician
    San IT Ltd
    01/11/2013 - 26/03/2014

    • Technical support via email & phone.
    • Building & configuring PC's & servers (Super Micro).
    • Repair & diagnostics of PC's/laptops & servers.
    • Installed and configured school wireless network access point set up & cabled network.
    • Networking & network cabling.
    • Installing new hardware at customer sites (routers/switches/wireless deployments).
    • On site visits to customer premises.
    • Windows server installations & configuration.
    • Liaising with suppliers and manufacturers / purchasing new hardware & software.
    • Installing & maintaining Xen (CentOS) hypervisor for sister business Sanity Hosting, And racking and building servers at Data Centre.
    • Configuring / Deploying VPS's using SolusVM for our clients.
    • Deploying Office 365 Email / Migrating on-premise Exchange to cloud.
    • Maintained Labtech Helpdesk System as the LTAdmin.
  • Trainee IT Technician
    San IT Ltd
    10/09/2012 - 31/10/2013

    • Worked as an IT Apprentice while completing my "Microsoft Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship" for one year and obtained the following qualifications: Comp Tia A+, Comp Tia Network+, MCTS: Windows 7, Level 3 diploma in IT.
    • Handled technical support via phone, email, and worked on various projects.


"James is a dedicated person with great spirit of service. He is always willing to help and no job is too small. He is a fast learner and has always pursued high standards in his education and knowledge." Elena Nicol - Senior Service Manager (British Red Cross)