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IT Support Apprentice

QA Apprenticeships
£12,000 - £14,000 per annum.
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Employer description: 
About Us: 
Shiptheory is a leading SaaS ecommerce shipping platform that helps retailers streamline their fulfilment process through innovative, time-saving and intelligent software, removing friction and human intervention wherever possible. Automation is king.
We are continually looking for opportunities to grow our product and team. We have built Shiptheory without external funding by remaining lean, moving quickly, and working collaboratively with our users to build a platform that adds immediate value and solves problems. 

We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

Main role / Responsibilities:

  • The role will involve dealing directly with the company’s ever expanding customer base to offer technical support and advice 
  • Delivering first class customer service at all times 
  • Act as the first point of contact for new customers, offering advice regarding set-up and usage 
  • Troubleshoot a variety of basic technical issues (hardware and software) 
  • Work closely with senior support staff to resolve more complex technical issues 
  • Keep up to date records of clients interactions, bug fixes, updates to process etc. 
  • Ensure business SLA’s are maintained 
  • Ensure personal KPI’s are achieved 

What we are looking for: 
Desirable skills: 

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Sense of Controlled Urgency
  • Experience with a variety of computer hardware and devices
  • Experience with a variety of software and OS
  • Ability to problem solve or troubleshoot IT issues

Personal qualities:

  • Patient
  • Ambitious
  • Eager to learn
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Professional
  • Punctual
  • Affinity for technology 

Entry requirements:

  • 3 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website. 

Company perks:

  • This is an influential position in a startup with a proven track record in the e-commerce world
  • A great opportunity to learn, use and build technical skills (Exposure to PHP, Javascript, Restful/SOAP APIs
  • Great coffee, sourced from one of our own customers each month
  • Fresh fruit delivered
  • Company activities, bonus and gifts

Future prospects:
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to join the business permanently or progress onto a more advanced apprenticeship.

Important information: 
Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future. With over 30,000 successful apprenticeship graduates, we're a top 50 training provider, dedicated to helping you succeed. 
Apply now!


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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Rath House 55-65 Uxbridge Road

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