The scheme, Pearson in Practice's Zenos IT programme runs for a total of up to 39 weeks. The apprentices train from 9 - 5pm daily for up to 18 weeks – achieving Microsoft (MCTS/Networking Fundamentals/
In order to complete their apprenticeship, the apprenticesthen require up to 24 weeks of on the job competency based work experience.
Ziptech has recruited apprentice Bradley Glover to complete his work based experience as part of the IT Support London team
Jim Simpson, founder and CEO of Ziptech Services is a fan of the scheme and is delighted with the contribution Bradley has made to the team;
“The Pearson IT apprentices seem tohit the ground running. Bradley has filled a role in our existing team and is doing really well. He’s bright and enthusiastic and has added value from day one. He is certainly a credit to the scheme and I would have no hesitation in recommending that others in the IT Support industry consider including apprentices as part of their business plan.”
Bradley says the scheme has provided him with recognised qualification and valuable work experience.
“The difference between this apprenticeship scheme and other work experience schemes is that I am actually able to do a real job. The training has prepared me and I feel like I have something to offer an employer – and that makes a real difference when you’re trying to get a foothold on the employment ladder.”
The scheme is run and administered by Pearson in Practice, one the UK’s leading providers of Apprenticeship training and part of the education company, Pearson. They work with clients across many industry sectors to design and deliver training. This not only helps those organisations but also the individuals within them to make the most of their existing skills.
Pearson in Practice delivers Apprenticeships in many sectors in addition to IT that include construction,health and social care and creative and digital media. Simpson concludes: “Taking on Bradley under this scheme has really opened my eyes to the real value that apprentices can offer my business.”
About Ziptech Services:
Ziptech Services is one of the UK’s leading IT Support Companies specialising in IT Services for small and medium sized businesses.
Established in 2003 by CEO, Jim Simpson, Ziptech provides IT services that are trusted to take control of clients’ IT - giving them peace of mind, finally and forever. Clients enjoy proactive maintenance to prevent problems and unlimited IT support when there is a problem - all for one low fixed monthly subscription.
But whatreally stands out for clients is the fast response and personal service they get. Ziptech gives them an IT ‘department’
Ziptech has IT Support offices in London and just south of Heathrow for the Thames Valley providing IT Support for organisations right across the UK and their overseas satellite offices. http://ziptechservices.co.uk/