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IT,Software, Web & Telecoms Apprenticeships with Peer1 Hosting

Vacancy Title: Apprentice Data Centre Operations Technician

Framework: IT,Software, Web & Telecoms Level 3

Closing Date: 22nd August 2014

Duration of Apprenticeship training: 15 Months


PEER 1 Hosting was founded in Canada in 1999 by two successful business leaders, Lance Tracey and Mark Teolis, who had the foresight to see what the Internet could do for companies of all sizes – if the technology was affordable, accessible and totally reliable. With a focus on simplicity, unprecedented response times and great customer service, they built up a business that provides the expertise and technology which many organisations lack and is a far more cost-effective alternative to in-house solutions.

When they launched in the UK in 2009 it was with the same core principles, which is why they have gained and retained clients that run some of the busiest and fastest-growing websites in the country. They already host more domains than any other company in the UK and we’re growing at 100% each year.

Vacancy Description:

If you love getting your hands on the latest technologies, you have a sense of fun and play, and the thought of working in a new 60,000 sq ft state-of-the-art data centre sounds like heaven, we want to hear from you!

Our Data Centre Operations Technicians are at the heart of our European operations and are responsible for building, configuring, deploying and supporting servers on behalf of our customers. The Operations Team also ensures the Data Centre is powered and cooled, meaning you will get your hands-on the latest Mechanical and Electrical Equipment.

In return for your enthusiasm, brilliant intellect and desire to learn we will teach you the latest technologies and prepare you for a future in data centre technology with the confidence you are capable of anything!

Weekly Wage: £153.84 to £192.30 – Monday to Friday / 40 hours per week.

Future Prospects: 

Peer1 is an example to other business’s on providing opportunities for its staff and as a result boast a low staff turnover.

Skills Required: 

Passion and aptitude for technology at the cutting edge.

Personal Qualities:

smart, confident, super organised, sucker for detail, collaborative and a huge bucket of common sense.