Apprentice IT Technician Lance Mason Limited

We are now recruiting for an enthusiastic IT Apprentice to join the team and support the company’s growth.

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Closing date: 28 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001177308

  • Positions

    1 available

Some of your duties and responsibilities in this role will include:

  • 1st line technical support to computer and systems users throughout the company
  • Installing, repairing and configuring desktop PCs, servers, laptops, printers, network equipment
  • Setting up new starters in Active Directory and configuring newly purchased hardware
  • Resolving technical problems experienced by computer users within the company by provision of technical support, including Proclaim case management software
  • Accepting and responding to tickets on the Service Desk
  • Escalating technical problems to 2nd line support
  • Assisting with Hardware maintenance and repair of Desktop PC's and peripherals
  • Managing general IT admin duties and other duties as may reasonably be required by the company
  • Participating in projects as directed by the IT/Projects Manager
  • Expected to act in accordance with IT policies and procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Interest in and good knowledge of Personal Computer hardware
  • Basic understanding of computer networks
  • Ability to install, configure and troubleshoot software, in particular Microsoft programmes such as Windows 7 and MS Office (training will be provided for bespoke packages)
  • UK driving licence would be desirable but is not essential

Personal qualities

  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels with PC users, management and suppliers; both in writing and verbally
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Keen to learn and establish a career in IT

Qualifications required

5 GCSE Grades (C and above) or equivalent, including Mathematics and English.

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

Why work for us? • We are one of the UK's fastest growing businesses • Offer a bonus scheme alongside your salary • Leading regional firm You will become part of our successful team that has grown significantly over the past few years with further plans to grow, aligned with this growth we have received some very impressive awards: • Awarded the Blackburn HIVE award (Never been won by a law firm previously) • 2014 - Investors in people Gold award first time round (only 5% of businesses win this first time round) • Further growth since the Reforms

About the employer

Here at Lance Mason our Team has over 100 years combined experience in dealing with compensation claims. We are one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK. At Lance Mason, we recognise that our success in the industry could not have been possible without one fundamental factor; our people. All our team work as an unshakable unit and are committed to achieving the Lance Mason goals. Every member of our team contributes to the overall success whether they are a solicitor, a paralegal, a claims handler, a finance officer or a member of the administration team.

Employer

Lance Mason Limited

Address

5 Towers Court

Duckworth Street

Blackburn

BB2 2JQ

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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 nine weeks of intensive training. 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 Level 2 in Mathematics, English and ICT. 
  • PLTS
  • ERR 

Estio training also offer the following optional units: 

  • Microsoft MTA - Networking Fundamentals
  • Microsoft MTA - Windows Operating System Fundamentals
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

Training provider

Estio Training

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

Contact

Faye Brown 01133 500 333 faye.brown@estio.co.uk


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Closing date: 28 Nov 2017