Apprenticeship vacancy

Level 3 Infrastructure Technician

Title: Technical Support Engineer

Location: Manchester

Weekly Hours Worked: Mon – Friday (09:00 – 17:30)

Salary: £12,000 p.a


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About the company:

This company provides telephone systems to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our solutions are built using open source software (Asterisk and OpenSIPS running on Linux operating systems).

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for an Apprentice Technical Support Apprentice with Data Messaging & Communications, a telecommunications based in Manchester city centre.

Job Description:

We are recruiting another apprentice after the last one was a success within our IT support function. You will be primarily working underneath the IT Support manager to manage technical support queries for existent clients.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

Primary Role: First Line Technical Support

  • Processing new Technical Support enquiries,
  • Managing open Technical Support Enquiries, including those owned by others,
  • Making sure that all technical support enquiries are resolved as quickly, efficiently and professionally as possible.
  • Updating the Technical Support wiki with procedures and best practices,
  • Ordering hardware for clients and arranging logistics (e.g. telephone handsets).


Secondary Role: Systems Engineer (Client Systems)

  • Building and configuring new client systems to the required specification.
  • Monitoring existing clients systems.
  • Maintaining existing clients systems.


Secondary Role: Research and Development

  • Researching new technologies and hardware.
  • Testing new technologies and hardware.



  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Interest in technology,
  • Good basic IT skills,
  • An enthusiasm for Linux and open source software would be of benefit.


Personal qualities:

  • Friendly,
  • Organised,
  • Good time-keeping,
  • Attention to detail.


Future prospects:

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Training to be provided:

The Estio Training programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive eight weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated Skills Development Coach who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
  • PC Fundamentals
  • Business Processes & Customer Services
  • Networking & Architecture
  • Mobile & Operating Systems
  • Cloud Services
  • Coding & Logic


Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.