Job Summary
  • Salary
    £166 (per week)
  • Location
  • Sector
    Technology Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    8th February 2017
  • Employer Name
    Mills & Reeve
  • Distance from academy
    • 2.0 Miles
    • 9 Minutes
  • Address
    Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AB, United Kingdom

Job Description

Are you interested in hardware and IT Support? Want a career as an IT Support apprentice? Look no further we are looking to recruit an IT support apprentice to assist with PC issues, Interested? Apply now!

IT Support Analyst (Apprentice)


What does the role involve?

We are looking for an IT Apprentice to assist with the provision of general support to all users and to carry out basic system administration duties. You will work towards providing an outstanding service to principal(s) across the firm, utilising the technology and support functions to their best effect and working within the firm’s core values.


Who will I be working with?

We have an IT team in our Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester and Norwich offices.  The team in Birmingham consists of an IT Support Manager, IT Infrastructure Engineer, Information Security Manager and two IT Support Analysts.  There is also an IT Development Team based in Birmingham. You will report to the IT Support Manager.


Main duties and responsibilities

Backup media – unpack, storing on site and archiving off site.

Monitoring consumable stock levels and advising office managers when it needs replenishing.

Receiving deliveries and storing; updating stock control software and informing the IT manager when goods have been received.

Backup tape rotation on a daily basis.

Ensuring equipment is stored correctly in the IT store build room.

Pool equipment setup and maintenance.

Entering new kit into asset register.

Primarily kit builds – image application and asset management – send to other sites, liaising closely with on site IT managers.

Kit installation on users desks

Printer labelling – name and trays.

Testing equipment – phones, speech mikes, PC’s, laptops and headsets.

Hardware upgrades/maintenance – changing drives for SSD’s, memory upgrades.

Kit disposal – wiping drives.

Meeting room setup (and checking network connections etc). Testing VC, media presentation IT equipment (daily).

Basic patching. Replacing broken network cables / power to desks. Tidying up desk areas where cabling is messy.

Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm 37.5 Hours per week


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 6 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

Some experience in a busy team environment
Knowledge and an interest in the IT function

Six GCSEs Grade C and above (including Maths and English) or the equivalent

Personal Qualities

Friendly and approachable
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong client-service skills
A calm, methodical approach to work, especially when busy
Able to use initiative, prioritise and work effectively when faced with numerous deadlines
Common sense approach
Pro-active and a “can do” attitude

Future Prospects

Potentially full time position

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Birmingham for up to 8 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Trailblazer – Infrastructure Technician. The qualifications consist of:
• Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
• L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
• L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
• Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if applicable)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Networking and Architecture Principles (Knowledge Module 1)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Mobile and Operating Systems (Knowledge Module 2)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Cloud Services (Knowledge Module 3)
• MTA in Software Development Fundamentals or HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (Knowledge Module 4)
• BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Processes (Knowledge Module 5)

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)