Apprentice IT Technician STRING COMPUTER SYSTEMS LTD

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to accelerate their IT career as an Infrastructure Apprentice for a Preston -based organisation. As part of an IT Apprenticeship, you’ll gain hands-on experience, industry recognised training all whilst earning a salary.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001308608

  • Positions

    1 available

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to accelerate their IT career as an Infrastructure Apprentice for a Preston-based organisation. As part of an IT Apprenticeship, you’ll gain hands-on experience, industry recognised training all whilst earning a salary.

Who you’ll work for:

For over twenty years, the Preston based employer have proven their ability to improve IT performance and productivity for their customers using solutions that are often bespoke to their business needs and backed up by their unique support service. They specialise in supporting the IT needs of businesses for today and tomorrow. Reporting to the Technical Director you will be working for a leading supplier of Computer Hardware, Software and Maintenance Services throughout the North West of England.

As an Apprentice IT Technician, your job includes:

  • Level 1 Telephone Support
  • Level 1 Remote Support to existing customers
  • Pre-Installation of all hardware, this ranges from standard PC build, through to Server
  • Pre-installation of Operating Systems & Software including Server builds, Office Software, Antivirus, Acrobat ECT
  • In House Repairs, PC’s Laptops
  • Warranty registrations, Manufacturer Warranty replacements
  • Office 365 Tenant creations and user setup.
  • Setup and Pre-Installation of Desktop Computers prior to install
  • Setup and Pre-Installation of Servers prior to install
  • Basic hardware fault finding of faulty computer equipment
  • Software troubleshooting on Desktop PC’s
  • Virus and Malicious ware removal on Desktop Computers
  • Data backup and re-imaging of Desktop PC’s
  • Research & Development into new technologies
  • Understanding and Developing internal systems
  • New Software & Update verification
  • General Office administration

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We’re looking for an IT-enthusiast with:

  • Bright, well mannered, personable
  • Keen to learn
  • Smart
  • Good communication skills
  • Humble

Personal qualities

We’re looking for an IT-enthusiast with:

  • Bright, well mannered, personable
  • Keen to learn
  • Smart
  • Good communication skills
  • Humble

Qualifications required

You don’t need loads of professional experience in IT. However, you’ll need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) of grades A*-C (or new grading of 4-9) including Maths, English and IT / Science.

Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your 13 month apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you will be offered a permanent contract ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

For over twenty years, the experts at String Systems have worked tirelessly to improve IT performance and productivity for our customers using solutions that are often bespoke to their business needs and backed up by our unique String365 support service. We specialise in supporting the IT needs of businesses for today and tomorrow. Those that want proven IT expertise with a personal, tailored services. From a help-desk to a new system that supports your growing business, String Systems makes IT as easy and worry-free as switching on the lights. It just works!

Employer

STRING COMPUTER SYSTEMS LTD

Address

3

Hardy Close, Nelson Court Business Centre

Preston

PR2 2XP

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Training provider

Firebrand offers a unique Advanced Level 3 IT Apprenticeship scheme.

We provide the fastest award-winning IT training and certifications with on-going support - all with the ultimate goal of securing a long-term IT career.

During your 13 month programme, Firebrand provides residential training at our distraction-free training centre.

Our accelerated training means you'll achieve certifications with partners like CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills into practice within a professional working environment.

You'll also be recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Infrastructure Technician

Training provider

FIREBRAND TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Firebrand Training Ips Ltd

Contact

Firebrand Apprenticeships 08000816022 apprentice@firebrandtraining.com


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Dec 2017