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IT Modern Apprentice

QA Apprenticeships
PA4 9RE, Renfrew
£17,000 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2023

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Technology, Telecommunications
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
12-18 months

Job Details

Employer Description:

Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high performance gas generators for analytical laboratories. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 650 employees globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade. Based at our Headquarters in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire – we’re looking for an IT Apprentice to join our growing team.

  • Salary - £17,000 per annum
  • Working hours - Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Interested? Apply Today!

Vacancy Description:

Our IT Modern Apprentice Programme is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about technology to develop a hands-on IT experience in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment. You will be part of our IT team who deliver services across Peak Scientific’s global operations. As part of our team, you will gain experience across different IT services from support of our hardware and software, helping colleagues with problems and sharing advice on tools such as Office365.

This will be a 2 year apprenticeship where you will develop your skills through a combination of structured and on the job training, as well as working towards an industry recognised qualification, receiving support and mentoring throughout the programme.

It will be your job to ensure that colleagues are supported in using the IT systems hardware and software to help them deliver their role. Your role will involve:

  • Being the first point of contact at the IT Helpdesk.
  • Acting as the public face of IT Services Department, treating all customers with courtesy and professionalism.
  • Applying problem solving techniques to troubleshoot IT issues.
  • Setting up laptops, mobile phones, printers and other devices for new starters and colleagues.
  • Liaising with suppliers and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Learning about our business applications used across our company
  • Expanding the support role, as your knowledge increases.

Desirable Skills:

  • Basic IT knowledge, with a strong interest in learning about IT and technology
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy – English and Maths National 5 (or equivalent)
  • Strong organisational skills with good time management
  • Team player, as well as able to work individually
  • Confident and articulate
  • Professional attitude and presentation


  • 31 days annual leave, with opportunity to buy an additional 5 days
  • Salary rising to £19,000 per annum in Year 2
  • Flexible start times (start work any time between 7am and 9am)
  • Discretionary bonus (not guaranteed, based on individual and company performance)
  • Great canteen and Starbucks coffee
  • You will be working towards building a career within a global and reputable company

Important Information

“QA’s apprenticeship programmes may be funded in part by the European Union through the European Social Fund, which supports the development of employment opportunities and a skilled workforce.”

For more information about QA Apprenticeships, please visit our website. Note: This advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found before the advertised close date is reached.


QA Apprenticeships is the first Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated IT apprenticeships provider, as well as 3-time consecutive winner of Apprenticeship Programme of the Year (2012, 2013 and 2014). According to Ofsted, we deliver "world-class" apprenticeship programmes with "exceptionally well qualified" staff. Most of our apprentices "deliver a high standard of work for their employers and exceed expectations, often finding better ways of working and reducing costs".

Why choose QA Apprenticeships?

  • The first IT apprenticeships business rated Ofsted Outstanding
  • 100% of QA apprentices have jobs from day one of their 12–14 month apprenticeship programmes
  • 94% of QA apprentices secure permanent employment after completing; this is 20% higher than the national average (National Apprenticeship Service 2012)
  • We have won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award for three consecutive years at The Learning Awards 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Leading apprenticeship partner for Microsoft, Oracle, HPE, Cisco and Association of Project Management


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