IT Apprenticeship

Are you looking to kick-start a career in an exciting and innovative industry? Are you passionate about IT and like to get your hands dirty with computers? If so, then we may have a place for you at UKFast!

Working closely with our award winning in-house training team we are looking for an apprentice with a strong attention to detail, high standards and a can-do attitude.

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Work includes:

  • Assisting with and maintaining customer solutions
  • Diagnosing and advising with client issues
  • Helping with server setup, configuration and support
  • Complete different aspects of the apprenticeship scheme
  • Work closely with the UKFast support team

What we require:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Passion for technology, software and the internet
  • Experience using administrative features of Windows or Linux operating systems
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English and ICT.

Beneficial:

  • Interest in setting up and managing networks.
  • Interest in programming languages or web technologies
  • 3 A-Levels at grade C or above, or their equivalent (e.g. – a BTEC National Diploma)

2 -Year Academic Programme:

  • We will provide you with a full 2 year training and development programme starting with the Level 3 IT Apprenticeship. This will focus on Microsoft, Linux, WMWare and Citrix server skills.
  • You will work and train with the latest technology and techniques to deliver hosting solutions and manage servers.
  • Together with you, we will develop your own individual personal development plan (PDP) to help you in your learning journey and career. With a typical group of 4 or more starting at once, there is a great team experience, supporting peers at the same level and above.
  • You will complete vendor recognised qualifications alongside your IT Apprenticeship.

Year 3 and upon course completion:

UKFast prides itself on being able to offer its employees continual professional development and career opportunities supported by world-class tools, facilities, training and technology. We have clearly defined career pathways and individual development plans to help you get there. Dependant on your performance and once you have achieved your Level 3 IT Apprenticeship, you will have a number of choices:

  • Start on a vendor certification pathway.
  • Move on to a Level 4 IT qualification.
  • Stay as a Level 3 professional and become a specialist in your chosen computing area.

What we offer:

  • A starting salary of £11,000 per annum. Your salary will be reviewed regularly in line with your progress at the end of Year 1.
  • Approved IET Apprenticeship Programme
  • Pearson Vue Test Centre on-site
  • CompTiA Academy Partner
  • LPIC Academy Partner
  • Table tennis and pool tables to play all day, every day!
  • Computer game area – so get your game faces on 
  • Crèche on site – bring your little ones into work
  • Gymnasium – great way to keep in shape
  • Free kettle bells, pyramid, spinning classes and circuit training
  • Football/netball/running clubs
  • Steam room to relax
  • Monthly pub quizzes - friends and family can also come along
  • Birthdays off as a paid holiday
  • Free fruit delivered fresh to the office daily
  • Bar – free drinks on a Friday afternoon!
  • Auditorium/theatre
  • An extra week holiday when you get married after 1 years' service
  • Recording studio
  • Onsite parking
  • Regular cinema nights and LAN gaming parties
  • Private BUPA healthcare cover after 1 years' service
  • Family days out to Chester Zoo
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after 2 years' service
  • Friends and family open days where people related to the company come over to eat and   drink with us at Christmas
  • Referral scheme in which you can earn up to £500 for referring superstars to join the business
  • Future plans for dog kennels for all you dog lovers
  • Plans for a Share Scheme for the entire business to make people feel rewarded and connected
  • Planned Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contribution

Performance Incentives                                                  

  • Top performers  achieve VIP parking
  • We’re also big believers in rewarding commitment, so you get £1k after 5 years with us and an amazing £10k bonus after 10 years in the family

Working hours during Apprenticeship

  • Monday to Friday covering shifts of 8-5, 9-6 or 11-8 dependant on business needs.