APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES | IT Support
Have you ever wondered how the discount retailers manage to stock the well-known brands at a bargain price? How the online prices can differ so much to the same product available in stores?
In the lively and competitive FMCG arena, Pricecheck has long established relationships with many brand owners and major suppliers, sourcing key branded lines which we then sell on to a range of different outlets. We understand business – we buy and sell quality product, whilst understanding the market and getting to know exactly what our customers want. This simple and driven approach has seen us develop trade in over 80 countries as we continue to explore new categories, markets and territories.
And we’re getting it right too – we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, High Growth Business of the Year at the Sheffield Business Awards 2017 and Export Business of the Year in 2015 as well as being recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200.
We buy thousands of product lines from hundreds of suppliers - 9500 individual products touched our warehouse last year and over 65 million pieces of stock were despatched, making for a fast paced, ever changing and exciting place to work.
What you’ll be doing
As our IT Support apprentice, you will work alongside other members of the IT department to ensure efficient operation of the IT systems. You will develop the skills to become the primary contact for internal users, experiencing technical issues and general IT enquiries. You will be liaising with other departments throughout the organisation to assist in integrating IT solutions gaining an appreciation that IT is much more than just computer screens and keyboards. Whilst there is no thing as a typical day, your duties will range from supporting users and maintaining established systems, to learning how to develop new programmes and helping to create new business solutions.
What we’re looking for
With so much going on, you need to be sharp, smart with an eagerness to learn – we ask that you be studying towards gaining strong A levels (or the associated equivalent) and at least a grade B in GCSE Maths and English. However, we look for more than just academic achievements of our team. Your true interest in computing will mean that you challenge yourself to keep up to date with emerging technologies and have a self starter attitude. Show us that you have a real interest in business and a forward thinking approach to technology - we would love to hear more from you.
How you’ll do it
Following an in depth induction where you will spend time with all areas of the business, you will work closely with the IT team to develop your skills to assist the IT department in all aspects of maintaining and providing IT support and services. Given how varied the role can be, you will thrive in a dynamic and ever changing environment, with a desire to apply your knowledge, learn skills and take direction from those around you.
What’s in it for you
Along with a competitive starting salary, you will be enrolled into our pension scheme (if eligible) and also the Westfield health cash plan. However, you are given the opportunity to learn about business from the hub of the company – you will meet all colleagues and customers so the knowledge you will take on board will be priceless. You will be enrolled onto a Level 2 or Level 3 (dependent upon prior qualifications) Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals and be supported and encouraged to achieve. Given you will learn the product list inside and out, it’s only fair that you can benefit from the staff discount too!
Whilst long established, Pricecheck are continuing to grow and we want a certain kind of person to grow with us too. In time, we envisage our Apprentice to take on additional duties and identify an area of business that they wish to further develop in. If you join us with a solid work ethic and clear ambition, you are willing to work hard, push yourself and show enthusiasm, progression opportunities at Pricecheck are a plenty.
What you need to knowLocation :
Beighton, Sheffield - South Yorkshire. Candidates must live within a commutable distance.Eligibility :
Applications will only be considered from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer.Closing date :
How to apply
Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.