Network Engineer and Analyst Apprentice

  • Company: QA
  • Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Closing Date: 05-08-2022


Employer description:

The Company is recognized as having one of the best pro-active service desks in the UK.

They provide a range of telecommunications technology including solutions such as Wide Area Data Networks, IP Telephony, Calls & Lines, Wi-Fi Networks, PCI Security Solutions, EFT Payment Services, Mobile Marketing and Audio & Visual Media.


They are looking for a dedicated IT Service Desk Network Engineer & Analyst Apprentice to work in the expanding IT team where you will be supported in every step of your apprenticeship.

The Company have mentored a number of IT apprentices many of which are still working in the company in a full-time role and been promoted to 3rd line support and Professional Service roles.

Please note:

The Service Desk is open 7 days a week between 7:00am and 8:00pm, so you must be willing to work between these hours on a rota.

37.5hrs a week.


£18,500 per annum.

The Role:

The role offers an attractive salary and benefits package, backed up by a hybrid working model.

The role is a perfect gateway for a career in Networking. You will gain valuable experience to help you support a range of customers with networking solutions.

As an IT Service Desk Networking Engineer & Analyst Apprentice you will be responsible for triage and investigations into Networking and Connectivity incidents to the companies customer base, with hands on support administering routers, WI-FI Access Points, Switches and Firewalls, alongside other products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initial response and triage of tickets raised to the Service desk, triggered via the companies monitoring systems.
  • Providing a helpful and polite response to initial contacts into the Service Desk through taking calls, replying to emails, and responding to self-service ticket.
  • Effective logging and fault analysis of new Networking incidents and service requests, including prioritisation and coding of the ticket.
  • Ownership and resolution of Networking incidents and requests within the scope of a Service Desk fix.
  • Escalation and coordination of incidents and requests to internal and external support teams
  • Scheduling and supporting engineers during installations, fault resolution and 3rd party issues.
  • Providing regular ticket status updates to the end customer
  • Maintaining a technical knowledge of all supported products and undertaking training when necessary to update any required skills set
  • Following the incident management and request fulfilment processes detailed in the call handling manual
  • Supporting Problem and Change Management activity

What we are looking for:

Desirable skills: 

  • Customer Services training and experience
  • Experience of working effectively within a team and collaborating with others to achieve a goal
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practice framework (such as ITIL & ISO) for the delivery of IT services
  • Experience Documenting training, procedures, and processes

Personal qualities:

  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Can work well as part of a team
  • Can manage conflict in a professional manner
  • Flexible & adaptable

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • An A-Level in ICT
  • OR an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 ICT
  • OR an A-Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • OR a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

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