Application Support Apprentice - 81364 - Advanced (Level 3)

Kinetic Software Ltd (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

£13,000 to £15,000
40.0 hours per week
16 months (duration)
(start date)
Digital (route)
0 positions available
1 February 2023 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Here at Kinetic we are the UK’s leading supplier of event management and student accommodation

software to the higher education sector. Our team of 75 people work out of our Milton Keynes (HQ) and Ludlow offices in the UK and from our US office, generating annual revenues of around £10m; we’re growing at around 15% per annum.

We’re owned by Constellation Software Inc., one of the largest software groups in the world, providing fantastic opportunities for benchmarking, sharing best practice and learning.

Kinetic proudly supports 84% of UK and Irish universities, 60 universities in North America, as well as unique venues such as Lords Cricket Ground and the Merlin Group with our deep and powerful software offering. The culture at Kinetic is one of passion, drive and fun where everyone pulls together to deliver an outstanding customer experience, growth and profit.

We support personal development and build on individual strengths, providing options for career progression across our business.

Overview:

We are looking for an Applications Support Apprentice to join our established Support Team.

Main responsibilities:

  • Resolve logged calls to pre-agreed internal or client SLA
  • Manage client support requirements in priority order
  • Timely and appropriate escalation of calls to relevant expertise
  • On-going maintenance of accurate and detailed client records on Support System to ensure all other Kx users understand actions, decisions and communication
  • Flag potential failures against SLAs in a timely fashion to enable escalation
  • Accurately log email support requests onto Kx Support System
  • Timely and accurate communication with Account Managers and Project managers to ensure they understand client status or risks
  • Timely and accurate communication to Account Managers when client support calls are re-allocated back to them
  • Provide timely, accurate and appropriate communication with Clients to ensure they are kept informed of actions being taken
  • Escalation of client issues before Kx reputation becomes at risk

Ideally, an applicant would have:

  • Good understanding of basic IT infrastructure terms and concepts.
  • A knowledge of relational databases.
  • Experience of Microsoft SQL Server.

Personal qualities:

  • Active Listening - Asking questions - Note-taking - Punctuality
  • Communication - Verbal/Non-verbal communication - Written communication
  • Customer Service - Active listening - Empathy - Interpersonal skills - Reliability
  • Problem-Solving - Attention to detail - Collaboration - Communication - Patience - Research
  • Time Management - Focus - Organisation - Prioritisation
  • Transferable Skills - Teamwork

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this Azure Cloud Support Specialist programme are as follows:

  • 3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship is in a similar subject

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.

Salary:

£13,000 to £15,000 per annum.

Benefits:

  • Being part of an exciting team & working within a thrilling industry
  • 25 days holiday annually and public holidays in addition
  • Excellent training and support with natural potential to develop further
  • A company portal of staff benefits, which is customisable by you including
  • private health care, life assurance, personal development, cinema tickets, wide
  • range of discounts at retailers and much more!
  • Paid company wellbeing day

Future prospects:

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to join Kinetic on a full-time basis where future development will be encouraged.

Important Information:

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

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