Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

IT Service Modern Apprentice - Edinburgh (EH8) Edinburgh   £19208 per year

This is a new apprenticeship programme offering a fantastic opportunity for individuals with a genuine passion for IT but little or no work experience to build strong foundations for a career in this field. Apply now!

You will be working for...

A company that is responsible for recording, maintaining and providing access to information held on 17 registers relating to property, people and land. We are changing into a digital organisation as we implement a business transformation programme that will deliver new and better services to existing and new customers. We are also committed to completing the land register with clear targets to meet. For all of our work we rely on our skilled and talented people to make the most of the opportunities that these changes offer to us and our customers.

Be part of QA's 10k in tech and add yourself to the UK's tech explosion!

In this job you will be...

Dealing directly with internal customers, ensuring that our systems run well and are meeting customer needs and expectations. We ensure that any customer questions or problems are resolved successfully and quickly.

While our Modern Apprentices will primarily be working alongside colleagues on the IT Service Desk, they will have the opportunity to learn about all parts of the IT Service team during their apprenticeship. Handle incoming calls to the IT service desk, listen to the customer and find out the issues in order to prioritise them accordingly.

  • Where necessary, direct calls to appropriate team members for resolution
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic queries, aiming to resolve the issues at first contact where possible
  • Ensure excellent customer service is offered at all times
  • Complete an SCQF level 6 ‘IT and Telecoms Professional' Diploma

Your training will...

Start with a 12-14 month IT apprenticeship, which consists of training in small groups and work based assessment covering: Operating systems, Server administration, Customer support, Networking and Security.

You will gain a Diploma for Information Technology & Telecommunications Professionals SCQF Level 6 plus MCP in Windows 7/8 Configuration and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1.

This is a fantastic opportunity to start a long and rewarding career in IT.

Other important information:

Applicants are advised that Registers of Scotland operates a rigorous Pre-Employment Screening Policy in line with the Civil Service Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). (See the Cabinet Office website for further information.) Initially, successful candidates will receive a provisional offer of employment - we can only make a firm offer once we have a satisfactory outcome to our enquiries into candidates': identity; Nationality & Immigration Status;Employment History; Criminal Record and Fitness for work (Occupational Health check)

Please note that, as part of our enquiries into Criminal Record, we require all candidates who are successful at interview to let us have sight of a current Basic Disclosure Scotland certificate. We will accept certificates dated within the last twelve months. In addition to the checks stated above, we will need to have sight of your educational certificates (not photocopies) to verify that you meet our minimum requirement as stated in the advert and elsewhere in this document. Normally, we ask candidates to bring this documentation with them to interview as, by doing so, they will not have to send it to us by post or visit the office at a later date to show us these certificates

Who should apply...

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a keen interest in IT and desire to learn and develop in this field. Our apprentices will also require excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. In addition, you will need to have a good standard of education, with a minimum of National 5 passes in English and Maths and National 4 qualifications in at least three additional subjects.

What happens when I finish my apprenticeship...

As well as having a ‘core' role in our IT Service Desk team, during your two-year apprenticeship you will have exposure to a range of IT functions and initiatives, allowing you to identify your areas of interest and develop relevant skills as you grow your career. In addition to the on-the-job training and support that will be provided by your line manager and mentor/s, you will work towards nationally-recognised qualifications in IT and these will be delivered by our external training partner, QA Apprenticeships. Upon successful completion of Year 1 Salary rises to £23,715

It only takes a minute to apply for an IT apprenticeship with QA and begin your IT career with great prospects today.

QA's apprenticeship programmes are part-funded by ESF. The ESF is Europe's main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens

For more information about QA Apprenticeships, please visit our website. Note: This advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found before the advertised close date is reached.

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