Apprentice Network Engineer

  • Salary

    Negotiable

  • Department

    IT

  • Location

    Oldham, UK

  • Contract

    Permanent

We’re looking for a passionate, intelligent, self-motivated individual to join our internal Systems team as an Apprentice Network Engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start their IT career, or build on their existing experience. Working under the guidance of our Systems Manager, responsibilities will include: 

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of the company LAN / WAN infrastructure
  • Support and maintenance of our business-critical applications, including Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business
  • Carrying out of daily checks, including monitoring of business-critical backups
  • Hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades
  • Software installations and upgrades
  • Monitoring of the help desk and responding effectively to our users
  • Ensuring compliance with software licensing
  • Asset management

This is an opportunity to play a key role in a highly technical environment, working with the latest versions of Microsoft software, including Windows 10, Windows Server and Office 365.

Technical Skills

This is a junior role, so a demonstrable passion for IT and ability to learn are the more important attributes than a wealth of experience. However, applicants should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the following:

  • LAN/WAN infrastructure principles
  • Virtualisation technologies
  • Firewalls and network security principles
  • Storage management
  • Windows installation / configuration and Microsoft Office
  • Office365 administration
  • Wireless technology
  • User account configuration
  • Demonstrable documentation skills

Knowledge and/or experience of any of the following would be advantageous:

  • Skype for Business
  • Office 365
  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft SQL Server and/or database principles
  • Wireless & VOIP for end-user telephony devices & PCs highly desirable

Personal Skills

  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge base and proficiencies
  • Confident, outgoing person, with a tenacious personality and a ‘can do’ attitude

Education and qualifications

  • Good A-levels or equivalent
  • Strong GCSEs, including English, Maths and IT

This is a great opportunity for the right applicant to join a thriving business, with a vibrant company culture that has something for everyone.

Our 5 in 7 rota means that the successful candidate must be willing to occasionally work a short day on Saturdays and Sundays, though will be compensated with days off during the week to ensure only 5 days are worked during a 7-day week.

For more information and to apply for the role, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@webappuk.com

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