Infrastructure Apprentice Programme | February 2022
Area of expertise:
Infrastructure Network Engineer | Level 4 Apprenticeship | In partnership with GK Apprenticeships
Hello, we are Avanade and we’re one of the world’s leading IT consultancies. Owned by Accenture and Microsoft, our 50,000 people globally strive to make a genuine human impact and are transforming businesses for the digital era.
Our enthusiasm for each other and our work has and continues to take us far. Avanade has 32,000 Microsoft certifications and we’ve been named Microsoft Alliance SI Partner of the Year 15 times.
Together we’re making a difference! Greater than our credentials is our impact on the world around us. We’re working with an energy company to repopulate coral reefs, and we developed an AI chatbot to provide instant answers to tax questions for a leading engineering company. And, in the early days of COVID-19, a group of employees created an app that helped track ventilators across stretched healthcare systems.
Our Infrastructure team are looking for passionate Apprentices to join the team!
What’s on offer?
Outstanding training and development throughout in partnership with market-leading apprenticeship provider GK Apprenticeships AND your Avanade mentors and team members.
· A competitive salary
· Hands on experience with the latest Microsoft technologies.
· The opportunity to take on roles of responsibility for our clients, such as running and presenting at workshops, creating documentation, training / upskilling their staff etc.
· The opportunity to gain highly respected Vendor qualifications such as Microsoft (Azure Fundamentals, Azure Security Administrator, CompTIA Network+ and ITIL Foundation.
· Conversion to permanent employee (subject to completion of apprenticeship training and any given probation period.)
During your Apprenticeship you will receive a competitive salary. More information available during screening on this.
Following completion of your 18-24 month apprenticeship, your salary will be as below:
London £27,000 | Newcastle £25,000
Who are you?
A recent College Leaver or someone with relevant experience ready to get stuck in and learn to work with new networking languages, frameworks, cloud computing and associated systems.
We are hiring you for your potential to become a brilliant Infrastructure consultant—we don’t expect you to arrive with all the skills you need, but the ambition and determination to thrive in a technology career at Avanade!
What are we looking for?
During assessment, we are looking for evidence that shows your passion and ability to engage with this 18-24 month apprenticeship training course followed by a great career in technology!
We are a consultancy so your role may become client facing- being a great communicator and having the ability to work well with technical and non-technical people is really important!
An analytical mind
Strong teamworking skills
Logical problem-solving skills
Ability to adapt and apply existing skills to new learning and technologies
Willingness to develop excellent communications skills
Flexibility to work on different projects and locations
Evidence of interests and passion in technology: school projects / blogs / hobbies / app development
This is a technical role so an appetite to learn and progress your career in technology!
What are the entry requirements?
This is a Level 4 Apprenticeship, this is the equivalent of a Foundation Degree.
NB: GCSEs (Grade C or above in English & Maths). Note candidates without this will need to achieve this level via the Level 2 Functional Skills training programme provided through this apprenticeship prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
§ STEM subjects may also be beneficial to your application.
§ Regrettably, we cannot progress candidates forward for an IT apprenticeship if they hold any of the following qualifications: Undergraduate / Master’s Degree, HND / HNC or Certificates of Higher Education in an IT related subject.
The Application Process
· Role Registration: October - January
· Phone screening call with Early Talent Recruitment Team: October – November 2021
· Invite to interview: Rolling
· Application closes: December 31st 2021
· Assessment Centre: 5th January 2022
· Group Exercise / Interview / Case Study
· Follow up and feedback: January 2022
· Start Date: February 2022
Please be advised that regrettably we cannot offer visa sponsorship for this role. Your eligibility to work and remain in the UK will be checked by a member of the team as part of the selection process.
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Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.