Here at Womble Bond Dickinson we love to celebrate success. In 2017 we won an award at the National Apprenticeship Awards ceremony held in London and due to our ambitious nature and past success we're excited to introduce more Apprenticeship opportunities across the firm.
Our latest apprenticeship opportunity is within our IT team joining as an IT Apprentice based in our Bristol office.
Introducing the IT team
First-class IT systems are absolutely key to the success of any business in today's commercial world and the legal sector is no exception. Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on being at the forefront of technological advancements within the legal profession, something we've become so well known for. To remain competitive in our markets, and to continue supporting our growth strategies, our team of dedicated IT professionals have a key role to play, ensuring the integrity of the IT infrastructure, development of new systems and excellent support to all of our employees, and clients.
During your apprenticeship you'll be working alongside and supporting our Level 2 Analysts. The Level 2 team are location based in each office so they are able to physically go to the person that needs assistance whilst also supporting remotely the wider firm and our clients. They control the IT equipment in each office and the smooth running of local frontline IT services and have advanced technical IT problem solving abilities.
What will you be doing?
Our IT apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to gain a formal IT qualification (Level 3 in IT) as well as paid on-the-job training. You'll be supported by Andy and Louis and work closely with Kostas on the ground. You'll assist with building and rolling out new systems on Windows 10 and Office 2016, support the client suite from an IT perspective including video conferencing, aid with desktop support and handle calls from the service desk, set up equipment for new joiners, replace and update our equipment (hardware / software / mobile devices), printer / multi-functional devices and help us when we press the wrong button (or spill tea in our keyboard), and much more.
The list is by no means exhaustive and, as well as the day to day role. there will also be the opportunity to help with the upcoming refurbishment in our Plymouth office, so lots to get your teeth stuck in to. There will also be the opportunity to travel to other UK offices – getting to know the wider IT Team and firm, supporting other offices during rollouts and holiday cover for the level 2 team. The IT team are very hands on and you will get the opportunity to work with the wider IT Team delivering support, projects and initiatives, which will really help to broaden your wider IT knowledge.
What makes it so great to work here?
I mentioned we're award winning - in fact we've received recognition for our apprenticeship programme in the form of two awards recently reassuring you that the quality of support you'll receive here is second to none.
Secondly, we've worked hard and continue to work hard, to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.
There are lots of extra-curricular activities to get involved in too; perhaps you're into charity fund raising, we love to see people keen to get involved with our corporate social responsibility strategy, so much so we'll even give you two days per year on us to get involved. And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
Most of all it's our people that make it a great place to work.
So you're interested but still have some questions?
This all sounds great but it's a big decision and you still have reservations, how can you be sure this is right for you? You can contact me to talk it through or you can read more about our other apprenticeships on our website.