Would you like to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship at a well-establish, yet quickly growing company at the forefront of innovation? Would you like to join a team of inspiring people?

About the Role

The Smith Institute would like to appoint a friendly and approachable IT Apprentice to support the IT & QA Manager in a rapidly evolving IT environment. The successful candidate will work towards a BSc (Honours) Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (Level 6) through the Open University’s Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship Programme, specialising in Cyber Security. In addition, the successful candidate will be encouraged and given time to work towards other professional certifications, such as AWS Certification.

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You will work with cutting-edge cloud technologies to maintain and update the IT systems your colleagues rely on for efficient and uninterrupted work. Based at home and in our Oxford office, you will use remote access tools to support your colleagues built mainly on Microsoft Teams and Amazon Web Services.

We wish to hear from applicants that are proficient computers users and have a good understanding of computer hardware and software, including memory and storage, the fundamentals of computer networks and the fundamentals of cyber security. You need to be an analytical, creative problems solver, with some knowledge of algorithms and programming. You will need to be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and be well-organised. Any previous hands-on technical experience (hardware or software)whether at home, school or in a club would be very beneficial. You will probably have three ‘A’ levels, including maths, but other qualifications and / or experience may be acceptable.

The role is a dynamic mix of home and office-based working and you must be in easy reach of our Oxford-based office. Candidates must also be eligible to work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the past 5 years.

About us

Our core company values are clarity, creativity, motivation, support and integrity and the Smith Institute is proud to be a Mindful Employer with two of our colleagues being MHFA England certified Mental Health First Aiders. For all members of staff, we offer an excellent pension scheme with 21% company contributions. We want your career with the Institute to be successful and we will support your development in return for your commitment.

We use core expertise in mathematical modelling and data analysis to bring fresh thinking and new solutions to the challenges faced by our clients. We are at the forefront of the business applications of mathematics, focussing on offering key capabilities in forecasting, algorithm design, risk modelling, optimisation, data analytics and algorithm auditing.

Further particulars are available from careers@smithinst.co.uk.

To apply please send a full CV (including the details of two referees and your availability) and a covering letter to careers@smithinst.co.uk. Your covering letter should explain your interest in and suitability for the role. Applications may be held for up to 6 months. You may request deletion of your application sooner by emailing datacontroller@smithinst.co.uk.

The Smith Institute is not in a position to sponsor visas.

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