Apprentice IT Service Desk Operative

Mid Cheshire Hospitals
Mid Cheshire Hospital Foundation Trust, Crewe
Competitive salary
19 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Are you someone who has a great understanding of IT, coupled with good communication skills? Are you an aspiring IT Technician looking to start your career?

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals IT Service Desk is looking to appoint two IT Support Apprentices.

This apprenticeship post offers an exciting training opportunity to support the IT department. You will help the team to deliver a high-quality service to the Trust. This role is a great opportunity for someone with the right drive and ambition to learn and provide administrative support within the team. We are a highly motivated team and pride ourselves in the service we provide. You will be trained to assist with effectively supporting the administration function of the IT Service Desk. You will assist the Technical team in the day to day administration duties which include enquires, managing and tracking requests for support, reporting, asset management and also supporting projects and senior staff in day to day operational duties. The role will require managing the work queues for the Service Desk teams, in ensuring requests are processed effectively, this will include maintaining documentation and getting to meet the staff within the Trust. This role will typically involve the duties below:

· Answering and handling inbound telephone calls and emails to our service.

· Providing first-line support to staff for hardware and software equipment.

· Assist with the setting up of computers, computer-linked equipment, and computer-related equipment.

· Assist with the maintenance and repair of computers, computer-linked equipment, and computer-related equipment.

· Installing and configuring software applications.

· Perform remote troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques.

· Helping to produce and maintain IT statistics, reports, checklists, and other documentation, as necessary.

· Assisting with the upkeep of the IT asset inventory.

· Maintaining satisfactory standards of safety and security in relation to computer rooms and equipment.

· Undertaking any other relevant duties as may reasonably be requested by the Group IT Manager.

The list is typical of the level of duties that the post holder is expected to perform or be responsible for. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar type and level may be expected from time to time.

The person specification for this role is as follows:

· Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with staff, suppliers, and external agencies.

· Passion for IT.

· Enthusiastic and self-motivated.

· Accuracy and attention to detail.

· Logical and methodical.

· Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task.

· A solution focussed individual with a natural problem-solving aptitude.

· Excellent time management skills.

· The ability to listen and follow instructions.

· Working as part of a team with the ability to work on your own initiative, as necessary.

Should you have any further enquires or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact James Norton - IT Service Delivery Manager on 01270 278364 or via email:

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJames NortonJob titleIT service Delivery managerEmail number01270 278364

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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as are our people who foster a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

All employees are encouraged to look after their health and wellbeing, and this includes not smoking. Smoking cessation advice and support can be accessed by all our staff right from the start of their employment with us. If you would like further information please ask our recruitment team.

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