The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering would like to appoint two full-time Digital Solutions Engineer Apprentices (Digital and Technology Solutions).
About the Role
The Smith Institute would like to appoint two friendly and approachable Digital Solutions Engineer apprentices to join a busy team responsible for business systems, infrastructure and computing in a rapidly evolving IT environment.
The successful candidates 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 Software Engineering, Cyber Security or Data Analysis. In addition, the successful candidates will be encouraged and given time to work towards other professional certifications, such as AWS Certification.
You will work as part of a supportive team using cutting-edge cloud technologies to develop, maintain and update the systems we rely on for efficient and uninterrupted work.
You will use remote access tools to provide timely support to your colleagues and will work with project teams creating innovative solutions for our customers.
The role is a dynamic mix of home and office-based working.
We wish to hear from applicants who are proficient computer users and have an excellent understanding of computer hardware and software, including operating systems, memory and storage, the fundamentals of computer networks and the fundamentals of cyber security. You need to be an analytical, creative problem solver, with some knowledge of algorithms and programming. You will need to be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and be a well-organised multi-tasker. 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 (or be predicted) three good A levels, including maths and computer science, but other qualifications and / or experience may be acceptable.
Ideally you will live in easy reach of our office in Oxford.
Candidates must have eligibility to live and work in the UK. The Smith Institute is not in a position to sponsor visa applications for foreign nationals.
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 generous company contributions.
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, focusing on offering key capabilities in forecasting, algorithm design, risk modelling, optimisation, data analytics and algorithm auditing.
We want your career with the Institute to be successful and we will support your development in return for your commitment.
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To apply please send a full CV (including the details of two referees and your availability) and a covering letter to email@example.com. Your covering letter should explain your interest in and suitability for the role. Either your CV or your covering letter must show your exam grades and predicted exam grades. Applications may be held for up to 6 months. You may request deletion of your application sooner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.