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IT Business Systems Apprentice Parkwood Holdings

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.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001726929

  • Positions

    1 available

Main responsibilities: 

  • Answer calls on the Service Desk
  • Act as 1st line technical support to the companies leisure sites
  • System configuration support for the Legend Leisure Management system, Bleep EPOS, CAP2 swimming course software and Spektrix ticketing system
  • Maintenance of users, ensuring correct access is granted
  • Maintenance of purchase items, including price changes, new items etc.
  • Configuration of leisure classes and bookings
  • Assisting with system updates and implementing new features
  • Maintain the security and integrity of sensitive data
  • Providing IT support and advice to sites over the telephone and email
  • Working remotely to support user software on PC's and tablets

Requirements and prospects

Desired 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 is not 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

Desired qualifications

Entry requirements:

You need to have 5 GCSE’s:

  • Maths and English at grades D or above (or equivalent)
  • 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.

Future prospects

On successful completion of your apprenticeship we hope to offer you a full-time 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.

Things to consider

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.


About the employer

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.

Employer

Parkwood Holdings

Address

The Stables

Duxbury Hall Road

Chorley

PR7 4AT

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Training

Training provider

QA LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited

  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship standard

Infrastructure technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021