Two young apprentices have secured full time jobs with Drum Estate-based ITPS, as Sam Laws and Luke Garbutt (pictured) celebrate their recent new appointments as Junior Data Centre Service Engineers.
The company’s longstanding commitment to training young people goes back to the day ITPS was founded in 2000. Since then its in-house scheme has helped almost 40 young people start their careers in IT.
Luke has been on the ITPS apprenticeship programme for two years. He first completed his Level 3 in Microsoft Certified Systems Administration (MCSA) back in 2016-2017 and is currently working through his Level 4 IT Professional stage, an 18-month programme that he is due to complete in August.
Sam also completed his Level 3 MCSA at the end of March and entered straight into full time employment as a Junior Data Centre Services Engineer.
The apprentices join ITPS’ technical services and field engineer teams, gaining practical skills by working alongside engineers both at the offices and on client sites.
This is backed up by formal training sessions which see the apprentices qualify with NVQs in a range of ICT disciplines, and a large proportion of them go on to be offered permanent jobs.