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IT Support ApprenticeApprentice Support Engineer job in High Wycombe

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Job Ref:  204789732
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  High Wycombe
Salary:  £14352/annum
14/10/2016 03:57
This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven IT enthusiast to develop their career within an expanding organisation. The employer provide IT support and solutions to companies in the SE of England. Due to continued growth, they are now looking to recruit an Apprentice Support Engineer.

As an Apprentice Support Engineer, your role includes:

As an Apprentice Support Engineer, you will be involved with helpdesk actives from day 1. Your main role initially will be to answer incoming calls to the helpdesk by telephone and email, ensure that the calls are logged accurately on the Helpdesk CRM system and that all cases are responded and dealt with within the clients contractual times. You will also assist the other engineers with routine maintenance tasks and installations both from the office and on client sites.

Your role will also include managing the preventative maintenance calendar, liaising with clients and the engineers to ensure that regular maintenance visits are booked and carried out as per the client`s contract requirements. You will also be expected to assist with the building of PC systems, including assembly from components, and repairs to equipment that comes in to our workshop, including PC`s, laptops and printers.

As you become more capable you will be expected to take responsibility for some of the home user cases including workshop repairs to PC`s and laptops, preparation of new systems for clients and initial training and handover of new systems.

As well as your Microsoft training with Firebrand you will be expected to study towards certification with other vendors including ESET, ProofPoint, Acronis and Intel. The employer is accredited to many different vendors and it is important that all their employees maintain the level of training and certification required for them to maintain their partner levels.

Finally, with the training and experience you gain, within time you will be expected to take a proactive approach to resolving faults by remote and telephone support and within the year we would expect you to be taking a full, independent role within the helpdesk, recording, managing and resolving cases and managing small desktop-based projects and installations. By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have a good grounding in Desktop and Network support and start expanding your skillset to advanced desktop support and server systems.

What skills and experience do I need?

- At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths, English and either IT or Science.
- Confident and outgoing personality
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Good time-keeping
- You will be lifting and carrying equipment so must be fit and able to do so.
- Most importantly, you will be representing the company on client sites and when clients visit their offices. They provide company branded shirts and fleeces and you must be professional and presentable at all times.
- An excellent attitude towards customer service is a must.

Your Accelerated training programme

Firebrand offers a unique Higher Level 4 IT Apprenticeship scheme. We provide the fastest award-winning industry training and certifications with on-going support - all with the ultimate goal of securing a long-term IT career.

During your two-year programme, Firebrand provides residential training at our distraction-free training centre. Our accelerated training means you'll achieve certifications with partners like CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills into practice within a professional working environment. When you complete your programme, you'll have enough industry-recognised qualifications for a great career in IT. You'll be registered by the British Computer Society (BCS) to the Register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Future career prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your 24 month apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you will be offered a permanent contract ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to further your education and focus on specific areas of IT such as Messaging, Cloud Services or SQL.

This company is an equal opportunities employer who values diversity. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
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