Higher Level Apprenticeships

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Are you an apprentice searching for a reliable employer in the computing industry to provide you with exciting on–the–job training? Then look no further as we have the perfect opportunity for you. 

Nitec Solutions Ltd is one of Northern Ireland’s leading Information Technology companies and were finalists in 2018 in both Microsoft Ireland’s Modern Workplace and Security Partner of the Year categories and won the Microsoft Ireland Modern Workplace Teamwork Partner of the year in 2019. Our reputation for innovation and customer service, combined with a passion for always doing what’s best for our customers, demands a particular kind of apprentice with a commitment to customer service, technical excellence and personal achievement.

In return, we believe you will find Nitec to be not only a superb place to develop technically and professionally, but also a relaxed and friendly place, committed to our staffs’ wellbeing as well as promoting a positive, responsible impact on our community and on society as a whole.


Apprenticeship Opportunities

At Nitec Solutions, we offer apprenticeship opportunities in association with Northern Regional College, for those who are undertaking a HLA in Computing, providing you with a  well–rounded knowledge and universal experience with all things IT.

A HLA is a work–based programme which allows the student to learn and earn on the job, and gain a recognised qualification. The appointee will be required to work four days a week, attend college one day a week, and complete a Foundation Degree in Computing that is validated by Ulster University, for the duration of your course, and will receive the national wage for their age group. 

We currently employ a number of apprentices who work across our Technical Services Department, either in our workshop gaining hands–on experience, or working through technical issues on our service desk, allowing them to gain invaluable practical experience. 

We are interested in hearing from those who ideally meet the following criteria:

  • Have the ability to demonstrate a sound technical approach to problem solving
  • Be about to undertake a Higher Level Apprenticeship in a relevant subject
  • Have confidence, clarity and warmth in dealing with customers
  • Have team player qualities with a high level of dedication
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Having a clean driver’s license and access to a car for daily business use would be an advantage

Benefits include 23 days annual leave plus 10 statutory holidays, laptop and expenses.  Oh, and free tea, coffee, fruit and that all important Friday treat – when we return to the office of course!

Whilst the minimum entry requirements must be met as stated on the NRC website, and the candidate will have to apply for the course through NRC, you can kickstart the process by sending your CV to jobs@nitec.com with ‘HLA’ in the subject line. 

For more info on how to become a Higher Level Apprentice and the entry requirements, head to the NRC website: Higher Level Apprenticeship | NRC Northern Regional College

We look forward to hearing from you.


Employee Testimonies

Stuart Lyle – Higher Level Apprentice

“Working at Nitec has been a great experience. The workshop gave me valuable experience and made me more confident in my abilities with technology and hardware. My time on the Security, Compliance and Monitoring team provided me with experience in working with servers rather than building them in the workshop. Right now, I have been on the service desk for a few months and it’s something completely different than what I have been doing up until now. Every minute of my time at Nitec has been well spent”.

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