IT Apprentice Michael Lewin Solicitors Limited

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity with Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds. Founded in March 2001 Michael Lewin Solicitors has quickly grown from a small local practice to a medium sized national firm offering a wide variety of specialist legal services to individuals and businesses. The company is now looking for an IT apprentice.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    IT Apprentice

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Some duties and responsibilities you will carry out in this role include:

  • You will be the onsite support for Jamie at Everon
  • You will be the first point of contact for all Michael Lewin Solicitor’s employees in regards to the IT system.
  • You will liaise with Everon Support to ensure problems are completed successfully
  • You will log all problems as tickets on the help desk system and escalate to Everon if required
  • You will be responsible for reporting issues to the photocopier companies and maintaining the users on each photocopier
  • You will be responsible for creating and maintaining system users and profiles with assistance from Everon and Proclaim and Freedom the phone system provider
  • You will be able to manage email distribution groups and email forwarding
  • Be able to assist with Microsoft office issues and Outlook Exchange setup
  • You will be responsible for creating and maintaining system users and profiles on Proclaim
  • You will also be responsible for creating, amending and maintaining all correspondence on the Proclaim system
  • You will be responsible for moving hardware to new locations and be able to use the comms cabinet to ensure devices are patched into the correct networks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic understanding of Internet and networking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and OSX
  • Basic knowledge of audio and visual equipment

Personal qualities

  • Practical
  • Logical, common sense thinking
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to juggle and prioritise a varied and changing workload
  • Great communicator both written and verbal

Qualifications required

  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s Grade C+ (including Maths)
  • Computing related college qualification (if appropriate)
  • A-Levels (Computing, Maths, Business Studies - if appropriate)

Future prospects

The role potentially offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

About the employer

Established in 2001, Michael Lewin Solicitors has steadily grown from a local Leeds solicitors to a large nationwide practice from its office in North Leeds, Yorkshire. When our Founder, Michael Lewin, first started the law firm, he created it to provide the best legal service and the very best in client care – to this day, every employee upholds these two core principles, so you’ll find that we provide a courteous, efficient and professional service to each and every one of our clients.


Michael Lewin Solicitors Limited


Roundhay Road



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Training provider

The Estio Training IT Apprenticeship programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt

Learners will receive seven weeks of intensive training over the space of a year. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience. 

Training will lead to industry-recognised qualifications including: 

  • Advanced apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional 
  • Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles 
  • Functional skills, Maths L2, English L2 and ICT L2 
  • PLTS and ERR 

Estio training also offer the following optional units: 

  • Microsoft MTA  - Networking Fundamentals
  • Microsoft MTA – Windows Devices & Mobility Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Server+

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider

Estio Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd


Luke Metcalf 01133 500 333

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017