IT Apprentice Technician

  • Job Reference: QA21890
  • Date Posted: 28 October 2020
  • Recruiter: QA Apprenticeships
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £240 Per Week
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is a family run company supplying and delivering IT equipment to students via the DSA. They also offer training in assistive technology, standard and specialist software and hardware for disabled computer users in education. 

The company also run a website for use by assessors and disability support staff at Access Centres, Universities & Colleges in order to determine & cost equipment required by students who receive support under the Disabled Student Allowance.

You will begin your apprenticeship working in thebuild area.This will require preparing new computers for delivery.This will mainly consist of loading software and hardware onto computers and associated paperwork. (Training in specialist software will be given.) After demonstrating ability in that area you will progress into other areas IT across the business.

Main role / Responsibilities: [will include but not be limited to]: 

  • Answering telephone calls
  • Taking details of client's problems/requirement
  • Asking relevant questions to get additional detail
  • Offering technical assistance if and when appropriate
  • Assisting administrative staff with their duties.
  • During the apprenticeship you will be given the opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications thereby enhancing your value to the company and your general employability.

Desirable Skills:

• Passion for IT and some experience working with IT

• Customer services skills and exprerience dealing with customers

Personal Qualities:

• Ability to work flexibly and on own initiative• Ability to prioritise multiple tasks• Ability to work individually and as part of a team• Excellent verbal & written communication skills• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy• Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure within strict deadlines• Ability to communicate with a wide range of people at all levels• Willingness to work flexibly beyond normal working hours and undertake overtime when required to support the business

Working week: 40 hours a week 

Salary: £12,480 Per Annum.

Desired Qualifications:

3 GCSEs (or equivalent) in any subject at grade C or above and 2GCSEs for English and Maths at grade D or above

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship.Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programmes offer on-going development tracks.