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Data Centre Hardware Engineer (London)

Employer
Microsoft
Location
London Paddington Station, London (Greater)
Salary
£16,500 + starting bonus
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
October
Duration
18-24 months
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Job Details

All 2022 apprentices to receive a £2500 sign on bonus upon starting an apprenticeship with Microsoft.

In response to the cost of living crisis, Microsoft want to ensure all members of staff are supported financially. Apply today and join an organisation who care about you and your future.

 

In this role, you'll manage your tickets to ensure timely delivery of your priorities, troubleshooting problems before getting out into the Data Centre to fix the troublesome hardware - all before a customer ever notices there's a problem. You will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. Empowering Billions!

You know what Microsoft do, but do you know what they can do for you? An apprenticeship at Microsoft sets you on the path to your future career at an organisation that believes in nurturing talent.

As a global organisation, Microsoft have many different customer types to provide their many services to – they call these 'Business areas'. In your role you will be located within the Cloud Operations and Innovation centre. This is everything to do with looking after and maintaining data centres, and innovating through tech - for example becoming Carbon Neutral and sustainable.
 

You will work as part of a team to...

 

  • Schedule and prioritise tickets to efficiently fix problems according to business need
  • Solve problems - troubleshooting to ascertain the issue with the hardware –
  • Replace or fix broken hardware as and when required to solve the problem
  • Spend the majority of your time out in the Data Centre, actively fixing Microsoft hardware
  • Shadow more Senior Data Centre Technicians to learn technical knowledge
  • Understand Microsoft processes to ensure maximum efficiency

 

 

To be successful at Microsoft you must…

  • Have a growth mindset
  • Be adaptable and embrace change
  • Love to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be a great communicator
  • Have a desire to learn
  • Be a team player

 

 

To be successful in this role you need….

 

  • Hands on experience using technical equipment
  • To be comfortable on their feet
  • To be able to follow guidelines
  • To pay attention to detail
  • To be able to effectively manage both time and work priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

 

You will study for a Level 3 ICT qualification over this 18 month apprenticeship. You will spend 80% of your time learning on the job, and 20% working towards your apprenticeship. Microsoft want all of their apprentices to achieve their full potential. After your Level 3 apprenticeship they’ll work with you to find the best next step. That might be a permanent role, or a chance to progress to a degree level apprenticeship. Progression isn’t guaranteed, but Microsoft offers a world of opportunities for high performers.

 

Microsoft can't achieve their mission to empower everyone on the planet to achieve more unless their employees can do their best work. Their perks, benefits, and everything between are essential to their success. Some small, some large, all necessary. Microsoft offers its apprentices:

  • Generous time away
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Giving programmes
  • Access to wellbeing programmes
  • On-site fitness centre at a discounted rate at Thames Valley
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
     

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable adjustments due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, you will be given multiple opportunities to notify the GetMyFirstJob team during your application and we will be happy to discuss suitable arrangements with you directly.

Microsoft operate in a Hybrid Working environment. In simple terms, this means your working life can be split between home and your contracted place of work. As an apprentice you and your manager are empowered to find the flexible balance that works for you. Trips to your contracted place of work will be required from time to time.

*PLEASE NOTE: you can only apply to ONE role in the 2022 Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme and we will only consider your first application. If you submit more than one application this could delay our ability to process this. Please ensure you apply to your first choice Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme only*

Company

  • Our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. At Microsoft we believe that by working with people who share our global vision, motivation and passion for technology and innovation, we can have the biggest impact on the world. As an apprentice at Microsoft, you will be part of our mission. To support you throughout your apprenticeship, we will offer full training to grow your skills as well as the opportunity to take part in community events and, of course, a competitive salary.


We don’t believe in the traditional notion of 'work experience' either. At Microsoft you are given real responsibility from the outset, with an employment contract for the duration of your apprenticeship, and funded training that's relevant to your role. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll receive a nationally recognised qualification and support to try to help you continue your career at Microsoft.

Whatever you’re good at, whatever your interests, we hire for both technical and business-related roles, so there’s something for everyone. And we’re sure that, once you’ve experienced such a unique working environment and development within the company, you’ll be ready to create the future you want.

The Microsoft apprentice community is network of apprentices who are focused on giving back while working with Microsoft. This community creates a supportive and inclusive environment for all apprentices to be the best versions of themselves.

Our community collaborates to drive impact within and beyond their community – whatever part of the business they operate in, our apprentices come together to create one Microsoft environment to thrive and succeed in. They activate their growth mindsets to try new ideas and learn from their findings, and provide support and structure for one another.
 

Our apprentices own the experience and are accountable for the difference they want to make, allowing people to focus their energy and passion both inside and outside of their day jobs towards making a difference.

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