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Apprentice ICT Support Officer

Job Introduction

If you are ready to kickstart your career in ICT or looking for a career change, we have two exciting opportunities to join our ever-growing Staffordshire ICT team where you will ensure our staff and partners can access ICT services using leading edge technology to meet their needs. You will work alongside our ICT Support Officers who have a successful track record of supporting our Apprentices on the ICT Service Desk to provide 1st line assistance for all hardware and software issues and requests from our service users.

In addition, we will support you to complete a 16-month Level 3 ‘Microsoft Azure Cloud Support Specialist’ Apprenticeship with QA Limited training provider where you will have access to support from a tutor as well as a peer group forum from QA’s web portal. The training and experience you gain can be tailored to the needs of the organisation, but also your preferences too so that you can choose which area of ICT you might want to become an expert in and build a successful career with us.  

In addition to the Microsoft Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship with QA, we have second vacancy where you will study towards a Level 3 IT Support Technician apprenticeship with Baltic Apprenticeships.

This 16-month opportunity will allow you to work closely with our Senior ICT Support Officers in our 2nd line End User Compute team, providing comprehensive 2nd line support for all hardware and software issues and requests from our service users.

When submitting your application, please let us know in the Supporting Information section which apprenticeship training you would prefer to study, or if you're open to being considered for either. We look forward to your application and the potential to welcome you to our team.

Main Responsibility

These are varied roles which will include: 

  • Taking calls from Staffordshire County Council customers throughout Staffordshire and beyond.
  • Thinking on your feet and solving issues first line.
  • Developing our self-service customer portal to improve the customer experience and drive down support demands, and much more!

The Ideal Candidate

If you have some work experience, that’s great but this is not essential. What is important is that you have a passion for ICT and you can show us that you are willing to always give your best, are ready to learn and strive for continual improvement.  Working in ICT requires teamwork, organisational skills and a good level of competency using IT systems. We need you to show us you can be flexible in your approach to work as sometimes things can change and so you will need to be able to prioritise work and sometimes change tasks quickly.

If you would like an informal chat about this role or unsure if your skills or experience are a good fit, please contact Helen Crook - ICT Service Desk Team Leader - 

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


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