IT Service Desk Apprentice

Paragon Banking Group PLC

West Midlands, B91 3QJ

Closes tomorrow (Wednesday 24 July)

Posted on 17 May 2024


Summary

We use our specialist expertise to help them achieve their ambitions and build a sustainable future. If you’re looking for an opportunity to grow in a fast-paced, friendly environment, we’re looking for you! Duties will include following core processes and procedures such as change control and incident logging.

Annual wage
£23,400 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Information communications technician (level 3)
Hours
Monday to Friday, hours will be confirmed upon interview.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 29 July

Duration

1 Year 4 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Why choose our Azure Cloud Support Specialist apprenticeship? 

The new Microsoft Azure Cloud Support Specialist Information Communications Technician Level 3 programme has been designed in partnership with Microsoft to build Azure cloud capabilities in your organisation. 

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. 

This new Microsoft apprenticeship is part of QA's drive to support Microsoft’s Get On 2021 campaign, a five-year initiative to help 1.5 million people build careers in technology and help 300,000 connect to tech job opportunities. 

QA’s Azure Cloud Support Specialist Information Communications Technician Level 3 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Learn on-premise and cloud-enabled technologies and services
  • Learn technical content that aligns to and is relevant to employers and the market
  • Gain an Azure Fundamentals Qualification and a Microsoft 365 fundamentals qualification
  • Get an introduction to Windows, Linux and PowerShell

Tools and technologies learned: Learners will learn to use Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows 10, AWS, Linux, PowerShell.

Where you’ll work

Homer Road

Solihull

West Midlands

B91 3QJ

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

QA LIMITED

Your training course

Information communications technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Interpret and prioritise internal or external customer's requirements in line with organisation's policy
  • Apply the appropriate tools and techniques to undertake fault finding and rectification
  • apply Continuous Professional Development to support necessary business output and technical developments
  • Operate safely and securely across platforms and responsibilities maintaining the security of personal data of internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate with all levels of stakeholders, keeping them informed of progress and managing escalation where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, customers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Manage and prioritise the allocated workload effectively making best use of time and resources
  • Complete documentation relevant to the task and escalate where appropriate
  • Install or undertake basic software upgrades,either physically or remotely
  • Establish and diagnose the extent of the IT support task, in line with the organisation's policies and Service Level Agreements
  • Provide remote/F2F support to resolve customer requirements
  • Maintain a safe working environment for own personal safety and others in line with Health & Safety appropriate to the task
  • Identify and scope the best solution informed by the system data associated with the task
  • Test and evaluate the system's performance and compliance with customer requirements.
  • Escalate non routine problems in line with procedures
  • Use basic scripting to execute the relevant tasks for example PowerShell, Linux
  • Carry out routine maintenance across systems, (such as IT, Communications), ensuring organisational compliance at all times
  • Apply the necessary security, in line with access and/or encryption requirements
  • Use a range of Cabling or Connectors equipment in line with technical requirements for example physically or remotely
  • Test and evaluate network environments
  • Monitor performance and usage of a network
  • Deploy applications on a network
  • Set up storage and data access for staff
  • Apply necessary security measures, in line with access requirements to a network
  • Carry out routine maintenance across network systems, ensuring organisational compliance
  • Monitor network-related workloads including DNS and firewalls
  • Install or undertake basic upgrades, either physically or remotely
  • Establish digital communication or telecommunications systems through, for example cabling and connecting equipment.
  • Identify a range of tools and or diagnostic equipment, for example, Hardware or Software components, to resolve Communications or Telecommunications requirements.
  • Undertake basic telecommunications activities, in response to an allocated task, designated responsibilities, instructions or customer’s requirements.
  • Use information necessary to identify operational issues and rectify or escalate accordingly in line with policy
  • Interpret and prioritise internal or external customer's requirements in line with organisation's policy
  • Apply the appropriate tools and techniques to undertake fault finding and rectification
  • apply Continuous Professional Development to support necessary business output and technical developments
  • Operate safely and securely across platforms and responsibilities maintaining the security of personal data of internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate with all levels of stakeholders, keeping them informed of progress and managing escalation where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, customers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Manage and prioritise the allocated workload effectively making best use of time and resources
  • Complete documentation relevant to the task and escalate where appropriate
  • Install or undertake basic software upgrades,either physically or remotely
  • Establish and diagnose the extent of the IT support task, in line with the organisation's policies and Service Level Agreements
  • Provide remote/F2F support to resolve customer requirements
  • Maintain a safe working environment for own personal safety and others in line with Health & Safety appropriate to the task
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • any subject --- x3 (grade 4+ (A-C))
    • English (grade 3+ (D or above))
    • Maths (grade 3+ (D or above))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Non judgemental

    About this company

    A Platinum Investors in People employer and an award-winning UK bank, focused on growth. Our customers include savers and businesses across the UK and, working together, we use our specialist expertise to help them achieve their ambitions and build a sustainable future.

    After this apprenticeship

    90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship.

    Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

    Paragon perks: 

    • Generous holiday allowance, with a day off for your birthday!
    • Paid community volunteering
    • Company-wide, profit-sharing bonus
    • Pension plan - we’ll contribute up to 10% of your annual salary
    • Life assurance and personal accident cover

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    QA LIMITED

    ecruitment@paragonbank.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000251861.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Wednesday 24 July)

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