IT Operations Apprentice

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Hestham Cres, Morecambe, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4QF, UK
  • Sep 13, 2017
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

Employer Description

Auto Trader is the UK's number one motoring digital marketplace and is a business with a 40-year old heritage. However, in the last 3 years we have migrated from our historic print product to become a purely digital business. We receive 58.5 million cross platform visits a month, delivering over 250 million advert views to the 13,500 car dealerships that advertise with us.

By choosing an apprenticeship at Auto Trader, you will be working on leading edge technology and will be given the support and the tools needed to develop. This will include attending masterclasses, conferences, meet-ups, boot camps, one to one coaching and mentoring! We are quite a relaxed bunch so people tend to dress down, rather than wearing formal work clothes and we are based in some pretty swish offices in the heart of Manchester. If you like the idea of having a meeting in a retro VW Campervan, or popping to our beauty room for a manicure on your lunch break then this is the place for you!

Job Description

We are currently looking for an analytical, passionate individual to fill an IT Operations Apprentice position with Auto Trader. Auto Trader is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace, which attracts circa 55 million visits each month. Within the role, you will be exposed to a wide range of industry leading technologies used to support all of the Auto Trader websites.

The role on offer is so much more than developing your skills and gaining work experience. You will be given all the support you need, including being given an opportunity to undertake a Higher Apprenticeship. We invest heavily in our people, but also our technology.

Main duties/ Responsibilities:

Monitor the internal and external applications, servers, database's and network
Respond to system alerts, investigate and resolve the root cause of the failure
Produce daily application downtime statistics for management
Carry out trend analysis on old alerts, pro-actively identify and prevent potential incidents
Communicate with people in other teams about issues identified with their applications
Provide on call support (you will do this after you have been trained in this area)

Qualities / essential requirements

You will have a passion about all things tech and IT
You will have great analytical skills
You will enjoy problem solving and will have logical approach - it may be that your great at puzzles or can take something apart and put it back together!
You will be a great communicator, both written and verbal
You will enjoy working in a team and will be supportive of others
You will love learning new skills and will be passionate about achieving great results

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We make sure our recruitment practices are fair & we always aim for you have a great experience throughout. Our commitment is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

Desired Qualifications

A level in computing/IT, exposure to Linux and Cloud technologies

Working hours

Monday-Friday, 37.5hrs per week


Career Boosters, Financial Security Blankets and other benefits to have including:

25 days holiday per year
Cycle to work
Car Parking in Manchester- Get discounted parking
Free Fruit- delivered to the office every week
Onsite Canteen- deliciously fresh food supplied by Baxter Storey and coffee from Manchester's best independent coffee house and ManCoCo

Important Information

"QA's apprenticeship programmes may be funded in part by the European Union through the European Social Fund, which supports the development of employment opportunities and a skilled workforce