IT Apprentice

Employer
QA Ltd
Location
Chorley
Salary
10000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
2 Nov 2021

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Specialism
IT
Sector
Telecommunications
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training

Employer description:

The Group is made up of a group of companies that are leading providers of support services to public and private sector clients. The Group employs over 4,500 people throughout the UK providing services which including leisure management, green space management, and healthcare.

Overview:

The company have had a financially successful year which enables the continuous investment in its business and employees and it is looking to invest in a further apprentice to support the IT function.

Main responsibilities:

  • 1st line technical support to computer and systems users throughout the company; over the telephone or in person when required.
  • Install, repair and configure desktop PCs, VOIP phones, laptops, tablets, mobiles, printers, and network equipment.
  • Resolve technical problems experienced by computer users within the company by provision of technical support in the following areas: Answering telephone calls or responding to support requests via the Service Desk software
  • Hardware maintenance and repair of Desktop PCs (and peripherals)
  • Software installation and troubleshooting of: MS Windows 10, Google Apps & MS Office as well as the companies bespoke software
  • General IT admin duties
  • Maintain clear records of faults and assets
  • Act in accordance with the companies IT policies and procedures
  • Maintain good personal awareness of industry developments
  • Promote good and efficient working practices in the use of IT
  • Undertake other duties as may reasonably be required by the company

Desirable skills:

  • IT proficient with an interest in system configuration
  • Maintain good personal awareness of industry developments
  • An ability to install, configure and troubleshoot software, in particular programmes such as Windows 10, Google Apps and MS Office.
  • An ability to install, configure and troubleshoot software.
  • Meticulous and organised
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and good at problem solving
  • Have good communication skills
  • Able to work within tight deadlines and timescales
  • Have great attention to detail
  • A current UK driving licence would be desirable but isnot essential.

Personal qualities:

  • Able to work with a high degree of independence and as part of a team
  • Able to manage your time efficiently and have the willingness to take a hands on approach
  • Able to build strong relationships with others
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels both in writing and verbally

Entry requirements:

You need to have 5 GCSE's:

  • Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades D or above
  • 3x GCSE's grade A-C in any other subject

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

Working week:

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm (37.5 hours a week)

Future prospects:

On successful completion of your apprenticeship we hope to offer you a fulltime permanent position within the companies IT Department with a Competitive salary package, Generous annual leave, Employee discount portal (discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending) and continue to invest in your Career progression by offering you ongoing Training and Development.

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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