IT Technical & Retail Support Apprentice Bubble It Solutions

BubbleIT is seeking a new IT Support & Retail Technician apprentice at level 3 for their site in Beeston, Nottingham. As an IT Apprentice, you will work with their highly skilled and talented delivery team and work towards the level 3 Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals qualification.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Saturday, 8 till 5.30 ( If required to work on the weekend though, the apprentice will have a week day off, therefore it is still only 5 days per week.)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an IT Support & Retail Technician you will report to the IT Manager on your site and will be responsible for working closely with the business, fellow technicians and engineers to implement and maintain critical infrastructure elements as well as day to day support to meet our client SLA’s, operations and future business needs.
Besides your day-to-day activities, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in projects and innovate.

Putting your Customers first, you will provide a 1st/2nd line support service that ensures all IT equipment and infrastructure is running to its optimum performance and that all departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met on your site. You will also participate in site-wide projects that support changing business and IT requirements.

As part of your duties, you will also be required to assist in our busy retail store with sales, custom computer builds and repairs.

Other duties:

  • Carrying out execution of change management requests as required (which does include out of hours work).
  • Installation, maintenance and support of IT equipment including (but not restricted to) laptops, telecoms equipment, printers, scanners, thin clients and workstations. Some cabling work will also be required (after training).
  • Management of imaging of workstations and laptops.
  • Ensuring that work is carried out to a high standard and complies with all BubbleIT polices and guidelines, specifically IT and Health & Safety policies/guidelines.
  • Maximizing availability of all IT equipment and infrastructure through continuous improvement and proactive, preventative maintenance, continuously look to improve equipment efficiencies and cost reductions accordingly.
  • Delivering outstanding level of service to your Customer base.
  • Liaise with contractors or external suppliers and clearly communicate technical issues and BubbleIT standards.
  • Providing technical support/input to site and team projects and initiatives.
  • Conducting end user equipment trials and testing.
  • Undertaking ad-hoc requests and tasking as and when required.
  • Assisting in our retail store with sales, repairs, custom computer builds and retail store stock checks.
  • Performing Asset and Inventory management including checks / audits in line with global standards and processes including Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) processes with suppliers for our retail store.
  • Providing assistance to senior engineers as required (which does include out of hours work).
  • To attend meetings with potential Clients to determine technical and business requirements and ensuring that all necessary information is collated prior to producing a solution.
  • Work with the sales team to design, propose, and close new deals/opportunities with customers whilst understanding the business drivers and risks involved.
  • Assist/work with the sales team to develop customer presentations, sales tools and demos.
  • Work with Product Management team to feedback on issues with current products and provide input around new products.
  • (Full training and support will be provided as part of the 12-month apprenticeship)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

 Desirable requirements Include:

  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic / Passionate
  • Hard working
  • Problem solver

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • GCSE Grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English and ICT
  • Experience of MS Windows System Support
  • Able to communicate technical information to none technical audiences
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbally
  • A strong sense of customer service
  • Methodical problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Be self motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Able to prioritise in a complex, fast paced environment
  • A willingness to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in
  • Be able to follow guidelines and instructions
  • Excellent understanding of computers (hardware and software)
  • Willingness to learn new technology

Qualifications required

  • Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Future prospects

Great opportunity to work in a growing company who are looking at diversifying into more managed IT Services. The successful candidate will have the option to progress onto level 4 if they perform well.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour. 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. It is highly important that you do not contact the Employers directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

About the employer

BubbleIT is an experienced IT support company based in Nottingham offering managed IT Support services to businesses within Nottingham and the East Midlands. BubbleIT has been supporting local and national businesses with managed IT Support services for over 7 years, as technology is evolving and the demand for IT is ever increasing, organisations are understanding the importance of minimal downtime to ensure that maximum efficiency is achieved, this is where we can help. The BubbleIT team work around the clock to refine and develop IT services in order to provide a complete, cost effective and tailored solution exclusively with your business needs in mind.


Bubble It Solutions


67 Station Road




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Training provider

  • Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship, you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Derby for up to 12 weeks on a block release basis for structured training.
  • The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your employer.
  • You will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals.

The qualifications consist of:

· Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms.

· L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence.

· L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles

· Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable)

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASPIRE ACHIEVE ADVANCE LIMITED


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Closing date: 01 Sep 2017