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15 April 2021

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UK Connect partners with ITP Apprenticeships

UK Connect value diversity and inclusion as we understand that generating different viewpoints is a recipe for success. We recognise an apprentice will offer unique perspectives and upskill our workforce which is why we are so excited to have started our search for our first apprentice with ITP. 

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Who are ITP Apprenticeships?

The Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP for short) specialise in sourcing new talent within the digital industry. Since first launching their apprenticeship scheme in 2013 they have successfully placed over 100 apprentices in telecommunicationsbased jobs across the UK. They are the link between the employer and the apprentice and their efforts result in not only delivering businesses a valuable new team member but also help aspiring individuals kickstart their careers in their dream field.  

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Why an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are just as exciting for both the employer and the apprenticeThe idea of earning as you learn is an exciting prospect, gaining handson experience in a field you’re interested in and getting paid to do it. Its an opportunity to learn transferable skills, meet experts in your chosen field and stand out from the crowd. We are thrilled to be offering this opportunity ouand to add a new member to the UK Connect Team. 

The role of a UK Connect apprentice

UK Connect are recruiting for an Apprentice 1st Line Support Analyst, a customerfacing role that will suit applicants with strong interests in IT and IT Support. They will join and become a valued member of our Service Desk team, working alongside and learning from our IT specialists who are the best of the best.  

The apprentice will be involved in supporting the office desktop environment, 1st line support on the phones as well as helping out in the service delivery department on small and large projects. They will be getting exposure to a large range of disciplines as well as Network architecture design and Surveys.

Peter Ford

Head of Technical Operations

UK Connect

The recruitment process

It didn’t take long to source dozens of skilled applicants who are keen to gain new skills and study towards recognised qualifications. After a telephone interview and much deliberation, six candidates have now been shortlisted for the virtual assessment day which is set to take place on Thursday the 15th of April.  ITP has organised the group interview on our behalf and it will be packed full of fun group exercises.  

“UK Connect have been a fantastic company to partner with so far and the process has been seamless. Jeanette has assisted us with our recruitment process by advertising the role and sending over candidate CVs for us to review and telephone interview. This support from UK Connect has been invaluable and has made what we do just that little bit easier!  Charlotte GoodwillHead of Apprenticeships at the ITP 

Each candidate will prepare a short presentation to help us understand their motivation for the role. The recruitment process will be a fantastic opportunity for each applicant to not only showcase their unique skills and talents but to learn from one another, building experience and expanding their knowledge. 

The recruitment process has been smooth sailing thanks to ITP's help. We chose to hire an apprentice as we wanted to support individuals trying to change career or start a new role whilst offering support, training and learning.
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Jeanette Ward

HR Manager

UK Connect

Sources:

https://itpapprenticeships.org/ 

https://itpapprenticeships.org/assessment-day/ 

 

UK Connect are dedicated to being at the forefront of Construction Technology. To find out more about UK Connect and how it can improve your construction site’s connectivity, click here.

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