LCS Group are looking for a confident individual to join their expanding technical team with the opportunity to learn methods to deploy business networks and support infrastructure for a wide range of businesses. As a managed service provider, LCS Group has a diverse customer base ranging from micro businesses to corporate clients. They are looking for outgoing and confident individuals who have a strong desire to continue learning and who aren’t scared to use their initiative within the workplace.
The Academy Network Engineer will have a unique opportunity to work in an agile team without the limitations of large organisations, giving them access to configure network hardware and equipment from day one along with a diverse range of software platforms. On the job training will be provided by a team of Microsoft & ZyXEL accredited network engineers with additional vendor training provided on top of the apprenticeship elements as part of a 2-year program.
If you are passionate about IT and have the drive and ambition to further your academic studies whilst gaining invaluable first hand technical experience within a reputable and successful IT organisation then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Main roles / responsibilities:
The Academy Network Engineer will be responsible for:
- Ad-Hoc PC & Network Equipment Setup & Site Installation
- Monitoring of infrastructure alerts and resolution activities
- Work assisting on infrastructure replacement projects under a dedicated project manager
- Remote and onsite customer support of Windows environments, network infrastructure & third-party applications
- Proactive server maintenance
- Security compliance checking
- VoIP & hybrid telephony infrastructure installation and support activities
- Office 365 / Azure Administration & Support
92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.
QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.
In order to be successful throughout this process, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
- Experience or passion in PC hardware, building machines and installing operating systems
- Networking devices in a home or learning environment
- Willingness to learn new skills throughout apprenticeship and beyond
- Confident communication skills
- Outgoing personality with the ability to work as part of a team but the passion to use their own initiative in the workplace
- Ability to multi task between work and apprenticeship studies
- Having a driving licence is highly desirable, but not essential
- A-Levels in ICT/Business/Computing
- Or an Apprenticeship in a similar subject (this must be at least the level below the planned programme)
- Or an International Baccalaureate at level 3 in ICT
Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.
- Network engineer Apprenticeship Standard Level 4
- Functional Skills (if required)