IT Support Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Inhealth (London) Limited (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,000.00
37.5 hours per week TBC upon interview.
15 months (duration)
20 December 2021(start date)
Information communications technician (apprenticeship standard)
15 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The apprentice will work as part of a driven team providing an incident management service across a 12/5 model for IT related issues with products and services defined within the IT Service Catalogue. As well as provide quality telephone-based, face to face and email customer service to an internal customer end-user base of around 2,200+ staff.


Undertake thorough triage activities utilising enhanced questioning and communication skills to ascertain the best and most suitable allocation pathway to ensure high first time resolution of service calls.

Maintain ownership of incidents, offering a single point of contact for customers’ incident enquiry through to resolution, using and maintaining an ITSM software package.

Provide support to all InHealth computer users including Non InHealth staff based in NHS trusts who use InHealth Systems.

Main responsibilities:

  • Act as the front-line face and voice of InHealth’s IT function to the internal customer community, representing IT in a positive manner at all times
  • To provide IT support to end users as part of a pre-planned rota; answering support queries via phone or email with a high first fix ratio
  • Use enhanced customer service skills to maintain a high level of customer service at all times for all support queries
  • Use effective questioning techniques with end users to triage issues and ascertain the likely root cause of issues to aid successful first contact resolution or correct escalation point
  • To take ownership of problems and be proactive when dealing with user issues
  • Ensure allocation of support tickets to most relevant Support Engineer or Third Party supplier for fastest resolution
  • Maintain communication with the end user during the lifecycle of the service support ticket
  • Review the support ticket with the customer, post-resolution to ensure all problems have been resolved to the satisfaction of the user
  • Actively monitor ageing tickets, keeping average age to an absolute minimum
  • Log and maintain quality documentation for all service calls on the ITSM software package
  • Maintain a log of consistent issues on behalf of customers and represent these in regular continuous improvement meetings to aid long-term resolution
  • Resolve non-technical support queries such as system password resets where agreed

Future Prospects

Full time opportunity upon successful completion of apprenticeship programme. 

Reality Check

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.

Skills Required

  • Excellent telephone manner and face-to-face communication skills
  • Relationship building skills
  • Strong customer awareness & empathy
  • Questioning techniques
  • Team working skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Basic understanding of IT foundations, including PC and software
  • Customer Service and Relationship Building techniques
  • Experience working in a fast-paced customer service role

Qualities Required

  • Action oriented with a desire to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under own initiative and under pressure
  • Able to interact clearly through various means of communication
  • Professional – able to present a positive image of IT to customers
  • Fast learner

Qualifications Required

Entry requirements:

You need to have 5 GCSE’s:

  • Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades D/3 or above
  • 3x GCSE’s grade A-C/7-4 in any other subject

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

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. 

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Training Provided

  • Level 3 Information communications technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

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.

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