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IT Support Apprenticeship General Insurance Distribution Limited

They are seeking a career-minded individual who wants to build a career in IT who, rather than just join an established IT team within a large organisation, if you want a unique opportunity to play an active role to help shape the IT strategy of a forward-thinking company in the Financial Services sector who are changing to a new dialer system.

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

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Closing date: 02 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,400.00

  • Working week

    9am - 5.30pm, Monday – Thursday, and 9am – 3pm on Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001759260

  • Positions

    1 available

In the process you will gain valuable practical experience that will help you take your career to the next level.

Main responsibilities:

  • Providing desktop support for all internal and external members of staff
  • Taking a proactive approach for providing advice on how IT systems could be used to improve the management and efficiency of the business
  • Providing support for all IT related business requirements 
  • Liaising with the dialler provider to support current use of the system
  • Developing and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the dialler system to maximise use of all relevant features and functionality
  • Working with the management team to constantly improve and develop IT systems and processes
  • Developing management information systems and provide support for the supply of critical business information
  • Work with the Management team to launch the companies new online learning platform

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access Databases
  • Ability to understand commercial requirements to provide relevant IT solutions 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access Databases
  • Proficient in Internet related applications such as E-Mail clients, FTP clients and Web Browsers. 
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, HTML and XML
  • Knowledge of PHP, C#.NET, MS SQL, ASP.NET 3.5+,ASP, JSP and Dreamweaver would also be advantageous but not essential 
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organisational, and presentation skills 

Personal qualities

  • Be responsible for the development of your own skills and abilities by showing a commitment to growing both personally and within the business
  • Creative thinker with fresh ideas
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
  • Can work collaboratively as part of a team but also on own initiative
  • Be excited to start a career in an IT role with excellent scope to put your own ideas into practice

Desired qualifications

You need to have 5 GCSE’s:

  • Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades D/3 or above
  • 3x GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A*-C/9-4 in any subject

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

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

Find out more here:

https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/UKQRS/Default.aspx

Future prospects

The company have grown their IT and online presence over the last 12-months and have massive expansion plans over the next year, so if you are successful in your apprenticeship then there will be real opportunity for you to grow with the company and progress in your career further.

Things to consider

Benefits: 

  • They have a dress down culture on a Friday along with an early finish of 3pm.
  • You would be joining a company who employs highly motivated self-managed staff which offers the freedom to excel in your apprenticeship. 

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 Company are a market leading company in Specialist Insurance Products. 

Based in Birchwood, Warrington, they have recently relocated offices due to growth, so can offer a modern comfortable working environment. 

Employer

General Insurance Distribution Limited

Address

The Genesis Centre

Science Park South

Warrington

WA3 7BH

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Training

Training provider

QA LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited

  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship 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

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Dec 2021