First Line IT Support Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • Sittingbourne, Kent
  • £7.21 per hour

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  • GMFJ Reference
    248355
  • Wages
    £7.21 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    02/04/2024
  • Start Date
    30/04/2024
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
    Sittingbourne
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    IT
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships

Description

Employer description: 
Sota Solutions is a market-leading IT solutions provider specialising in platform hosting, network infrastructure, data centre and business continuity services for small, medium and large enterprises, public sector organisations, as well as other service providers.



Established for over 30 years and with a £6M turnover and strong balance sheet, the company’s facilities include two data centres, a disaster recovery suite, a network operations centre, located in a highly secure twenty-five-acre science park campus in Kent. Join us and be part of the tech revolution.



Please Note - Being able to drive is preferred but not essential as long as you are within an hour commute. 



Job overview:
As part of your IT Apprenticeship role you will provide 1st and 2nd Level Service Desk / Remote Support, basic maintenance and low complexity system builds / installation across the Sota Solutions portfolio of services.



You will shadow existing permanent members of the team, throughout the learning cycle, until either the end of their programme or until they are ready to move on.



Aside from on-going developmental support, your role may be perceived as the equivalent of a Service Desk Analyst or Service Delivery Engineer roles in all other respects, depending on the individuals on-going attainment.



Salary: 
£15,000 per annum.



Main responsibilities: 





  • Carry out a wide range of 1st and 2nd level problem/request management and resolution activity, against prescribed service levels and across multiple hardware and software technologies 


  • Manage calls from customers and log tickets into the Sota Service Desk Management Tool 


  • Ensure all problems are progressed in line with Sota best practice 


  • Manage all problems and requests through to resolution and or fulfilment ensuring the customer and ticketing system are updated in a timely fashion 


  • Appropriately identify and prioritise customer problems/requests to ensure that Sota maintains high levels of customer satisfaction to provide basic engineering support in respect of the build, configuration and deployment of new systems into production to support 


  • Ensure that resolved escalation procedures are complied with in a timely and appropriate fashion 


  • Continuously strive to improve the efficiency and quality of the service 


  • Ensure compliance with all policies, processes and procedures mandated by the company 




Required skills:





  • Has a keen interest in IT


  • Demonstrates good interactive and communications skills




Please Note - Being able to drive is preferred but not essential as long as you are within an hour commute. 



Personal qualities: 





  • Is well organised and practical, with a logical, diagnostic approach to problem solving


  • Pays careful, close attention to detail


  • Has an appreciation of what may be involved in supporting and installing IT hardware and software solutions and is keen to develop IT skills and capabilities




Entry requirements: 





  • 3 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject


  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)


  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship is in a similar subject




You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.



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. 



For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website. 



Working week: 
37.5 hours, 
Monday to Friday, 8:45am - 5:15pm.



Benefits:





  • Pension


  • Life Assurance


  • Income Protection


  • Perkbox Membership


  • Free use of on-site swimming pool




Future prospects:
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. 



Important information: 
Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future. With over 30,000 successful apprenticeship graduates, we're a top 50 training provider, dedicated to helping you succeed. 
Apply now!

For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 248355)

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