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Job Title : First Line IT Support Apprentice
Location : Chelmsford, CM23 5NZ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : L3 Information Communication Technician (Support Technician)
Sector : Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00757
Brief Description : Established over 25 years ago with an enviable reputation for exceeding customer expectations, and low staff turnover, our employer requires a First Line IT Support Apprentice to join their Support & Services team.

 

Qualifications Required : To be considered for this role, you ideally will hold a C/4 grade in both GCSE Maths & English, and in three or four other subjects at least. You should have a GCSE, BTEC or A Level in ICT or at least hands-on experience with the workings of computers and IT.
Please note that you must not hold an existing qualification at a higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree).
Vacancy Detail : Recognised as the longest established MSP in the area, they offer a wealth of IT services such as PC Support, IT Security & Hosted Services, Field Services and much more to a diverse range of businesses, both locally and throughout the UK.

Intequal, in partnership with the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme are currently recruiting for an energetic individual to join a fantastic company as a First Line IT Support Apprentice. This is a great opportunity to earn while you learn and gain on the job experience to kickstart your career in IT.

Working alongside a team of currently 9 support staff, your role and responsibilities will include:
• Taking support tickets from clients
• Communicating with users
• Listening to details of and resolving technical issues by remote access via the RMM and ticketing systems
• Working on special projects
• Investigating new technology and services
• Collaborating with other team members and individually.

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, you will receive Microsoft training and accreditation through blended learning. This combines online technical training within a virtual classroom, as well as real-world and practical experience with your employer. The certifications you gain are highly respected and globally recognised. The skills, knowledge and experience you will gain whilst on the programme are invaluable, giving you the best possible start in your professional career within the IT industry.

About the Company
Our employer’s ethos is to be the best provider of managed IT services. Their many years of experience tells them what their customers want from their IT infrastructure – to be reliable, capable, and secure. This promotes the confidence and trust in the business which forms the foundations for a long term, mutually beneficial business relationship. To ensure they deliver and maintain these relationships, they concentrate on employing and keeping the best people and the best technology. This is achieved by constantly revaluating the products and services on offer and providing a challenging, exciting working environment. Their very low churn rate of both staff and clients is evidence that it works. They work with a diverse range of business types including estate & letting agents, financial services, lawyers, accountants, recruitment and manufacturing from 5 to 1000+ staff.
Services provided include:
- Managed IT services (such as IT support, cloud migration, policies, structured cabling, consultation and project/ad hoc work)
- Hosted solutions (like Microsoft Office 365, web & domain hosting, hosted email, hosted desktop and Microsoft Azure)
- Security features (to include device encryption, cyber essentials, multi-factor authentication, network security, GDPR, email security and cyber awareness training)
- Voice, Data & Hardware (comprising internet connectivity, business telephony and IT procurement).
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday to Friday, and every fourth Saturday
Salary : £ 16,000.00 (Annually)
Application Deadline Date : 24/09/2021
Possible Start Date : 04/10/2021
Personal Qualities : The company require a bright, enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a genuine desire to learn and to build a career in technology. The company are looking for someone with a positive, highly self-motivating, can-do attitude and who isn’t afraid to ask questions.
Skills Required : • You will be highly organized with excellent communication skills and a brilliant telephone manner
• You will be willing to work hard and eager to learn
• You will be adaptable and able to think on your feet, with the ability to multitask
• You will be able to solve complex issues with patience and empathy
• You will have superb IT skills and a base knowledge of hardware & software
• You should have knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office packages
• You will possess the desire to gain further industry recognised qualifications, with assistance from the company.
Future Prospects : A development plan is worked out collaboratively for every staff member, clearly defining expectations, salary increases and promotions.
Training to be Provided : CORE MODULES
The apprenticeship contains the following three core key modules which seek to develop the
knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a successful Information Communications Technician.
The final module is a Pathway module to provide specialist career track skills and knowledge depending
on which track was chosen at the outset from the 3 options available.

Computer
Fundamentals &
Security
Gain an understanding of the core concepts in computing including hardware, software, security and troubleshooting.

Introduction to
Networking & Cloud Services
An introduction to the fundamental cloud
concepts of networking and cloud computing, including networking
modules, devices and protocols.

Communication
in Support
Support in IT requires good communications skills. Develop your communications skills by exploring the best practices of support.
Other Information : Location: Bishops Stortford, CM23

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.45am – 6pm (1 hour lunch break) plus every fourth Saturday, 10am – 1pm.

Wage: £16,000 per annum

Other Perks: Once trained, your work schedule will allow to you work both from the office and remotely. The company encourages staff to further their certifications by mentoring and covering costs. The team work closely together, providing a great working environment.

Please note that your commute may be taken into consideration when we review your application, in line with our safeguarding practices.
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