IT Technician Apprentice

QA Ltd
8944.00 GBP Annual
02 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021
Start Date

Employer description:

Potts Print UK is a high-quality commercial print manufacturer based in Cramlington, Northumberland. We are the largest sheet fed printing company in the North of England and a Carbon Balanced Printing Company.


Potts Technical Services Division is looking for a IT Technician Apprentice to join our ever-expanding team. This is a permanent, full-time, office-based position working 40 hours per week, 08.30-17.00, Monday-Friday from our HQ site. The successful candidate will play a key role in maintaining the infrastructure, service and solutions, providing exceptional IT support to internal and external customers.

The IT team fulfils both the infrastructure and the development of IT within the company. Attending to breakdowns and software related questions is a daily requirement, but there are also project based software development tasks, currently using Python, to improve efficiencies and automate processes.

Having a good knowledge of Windows server/desktop operating systems and Microsoft Office packages along with Python and SQL would be beneficial, but not essential.

Primary responsibilities: [Day-to-day responsibilities will include working with the following:]

  • PC hardware
  • Windows servers
  • Virtualisation
  • Software/web development
  • Data processing
  • Networking
  • Anti-virus/cyber security

Key opportunities include:

  • The chance to learn more about IT and to develop skills across a wide range of competencies
  • Working within a varied role offering a vital service to the business
  • Being involved in the implementation of new IT projects

Desired skills and personal qualities:

  • Well organised
  • Reliable and self-motivated
  • Strong initiative
  • Proactive
  • Ability to multitask
  • Work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently

Candidates should demonstrate a keen interest in developing their IT skills and be able to work in a team environment.

Desired qualifications:

  • 5 GCSE's, grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

Working week:

40hrs a week.

Future prospects:

At Potts Print UK, we strive to be a great place to work, and we are proud to offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities that will help you achieve your careers and personal goals.

Progression routes include IT Specialist and Senior IT Specialist.

Important Information:

QA's apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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