Microsoft Engineering Apprentice in Manchester M5

QA Apprenticeships
06 Nov 2018
23 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer description

With technology advancing at lightning speed, consumer preference changing every minute and new heights being reached every second. It’s important that we stay ahead of the curve as a company by continuing to develop our people and equip them with the skills and technology to thrive in this environment, and where appropriate, bring in new talent who can add value to our business.

We want someone who is...

Hobbyist, someone that self teaches and builds their understanding in their chosen subject Thrives in a hands on environment Able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own Can give examples of their strengths and knowledge Self-starter Able to follow instructions and complete tasks

5 reasons to work with GCI

1, We don't just offer transformative technologies, we use them

2, Come as you are. Do what you love

3, Pace of change

4, Career development

5, Work with cutting-edge tech

Job Details:

Job overview / purpose

As the business expands, GCI are looking for bright, technically savvy apprentices to join our Microsoft Practice and to embark on the Network Engineer level 4 Apprenticeship Programme.

Key responsibilities

From day one, you will become a valued member of the UC Engineering Team and your focus will be on:

Developing your skills and experience in a technical support role Resolving customer's unified communications problems

The end goal of your ultimate journey will be in Microsoft Consultancy, where you will be able to:

Work with customers directly on the development and deployment of their solution

Desired qualities

Confident Professional Strong communication skills Strong analytical skills Self-motivated

Desired qualification

A-Levels in ICT/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 Or a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

Working week

37.5 hrs per week, under shift patterns,

Shift work: 7 x 24 hour working pattern


£17,000 per annum. Plus shift allowance of £1800.

Benefits / Future prospects

Fantastic career development opportunities to progress through support, engineering and ultimately consultancy.

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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