Careers at Commercial

IT Support Apprentice



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Full-Time 37.5 hours per week


IT Apprentice

We are looking for an IT Apprentice to join our IT Support team based in Cheltenham. Commercial will provide full training to the successful candidate, as well as having structured learning objectives throughout. Upon successful completion of the IT Apprentice scheme the candidate will gain an industry standard certification and will be offered a full time position with our IT Support Team.

The successful candidate will be passionate about IT and will be looking to progress their career in a leading IT Company. Upon successful completion of the IT apprentice scheme Commercial will continue to invest in training, personal development and support the candidate to progress through the Company.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide 1st line support to clients – via telephone, email and remote working
  • Monitor 1st line support ticket queue ensuring incidents are actioned before SLA  
  • Perform proactive maintenance using our in-house monitoring system
  • Handle telephone calls and emails from clients and create support incidents as needed
  • Help to develop guides to aid training
  • Additional duties as deemed appropriate to the role and business needs

Part of this role includes the requirement to maintain excellent relations with the customer and other resolver groups, guiding and aiding effective incident resolutions, maintaining a knowledge base of known errors and resolutions. As the first line of contact with customers you must maintain a professional and corporate image of the Company at all times.


  • The ideal candidate would ideally have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade C or above, and must be able to demonstrate good problem solving skills in addition to the following:
  • Excellent telephone manner & customer facing skills
  • Understanding of Microsoft Workstations and office packages, i.e. Office 2007 -2013, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • Knowledge of Operating Systems in a business environment
  • Organisational skills to follow procedures and complete tasks within given time frames using incident management tools
  • Ability to communicate technical information to the user estate with a genuine desire to assist the customer
  • Enthusiasm and drive to learn and progress
  • Be motivated to achieve outstanding levels of customer service in a team environment


  • Competitive apprenticeship salary plus bonus scheme, increasing in line with the Living Wage upon successful completion of the Apprentice scheme
  • Company laptop
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service up to 29 days
  • We also offer other benefits including a Company contributory pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and a Childcare voucher scheme


37.5 hours per week to be worked between the hours of 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday. However, occasional paid overtime may be required to meet the demands of the role. The successful candidate will also be allowed paid time off to attend college/training courses where necessary.


Due to the nature of our clients enhanced DBS is essential.


Commercial Group was established in 1991 and has since grown to become the largest independently owned Business Services Group in the UK. Today, comprising of 4 divisions; IT Services, Office Supplies, Interiors and Print, the £60m turnover Company is renowned for delivering superior quality product, service and consultancy to business nationwide.

We are currently embarking on exciting and ambitious growth plans to grow to a turnover of £70m by 2019 so we need talented people to support this growth. We understand that superior performance starts and ends with our people; people with passion who like to make a difference and most importantly love what they do. If you would like to be a part of this exciting journey then we would love to hear from you!


Our IT Services Division designs, implements and supports the IT infrastructures of some of the UK’s top organisations within both the public and private sector. No client has the same needs and our solutions and support packages are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. As a leading IT Solutions provider we keep up to date with the very latest technologies.

Here at Commercial IT Services we pride ourselves on our people and expertise and as such offer full training, including Microsoft, VMware and Citrix. We help all of our support staff to gain industry standard certifications including MCSE, VCP and CCP. We encourage career progression and developing our talent is something we do well!

Want to work here?

Contact our Talent Acquisition Partner Stella Hall for an informal chat on 01242 703400 or fill in our form.

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