Graduate/Apprentice Solution Designer


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Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Information Technology, Media / Journalism / Social Media


per year

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Full time



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Job Summary
What sort of company do you want to work for?
We're very proud that our compelling culture and values have been recognized for 5 consecutive years in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. We've earned a 21st ranking, plus a Three Star Extraordinary Best Companies accreditation in 2017.
We've got big plans for the future and we want you to be a part of it. Join the amazing team at Ensono and develop your career in one of the fastest moving, best-funded managed services businesses on the planet!
We are looking for bright and ambitious graduates and apprentices who want to develop into solution architects. We will train and develop you, give you experience of working with our fantastic clients, and carefully manage your progress over an 18 month to 2 year period, so that you emerge ready to take on your next challenge!
To be a successful solution architect you have to be passionate about technology and its application to business scenarios, be completely obsessed with helping clients and brilliant at working in a team. Our solution architects are trusted advisors to our clients and can build solutions on a range of platforms including AWS, Azure and private cloud, as well as understanding and implementing core IT concepts like storage, networking and security solutions.
This role sits at the heart of the SA team, working closely with experienced SAs, helping document, design and update solutions. In the first 12 months we will train you up on the core concepts with both formal training and hands on experience and you will work closely with 3-4 SAs helping them efficiently build client solutions. Your role will be to ensure we capture the solutions into our well defined processes, deliver pricing to our clients, and build solutions yourself for some of the simpler scenarios. As you mature in the role we will give you experience of working directly with clients, with the right level of support, and enhancing your technical skillsets.
Key Responsibilities
- Work directly with a small number of senior solution architects and help accelerate building and document solutions - be the trusted 'pair of hands' in the office to ensure we accurately and professionally document the proposed solutions based on client requirements
- Work within our pricing tools to ensure accurate pricing models prepared for the solution architects to position to our clients
- Learn to take full responsibility for simple solution requests from clients and interface with the projects and engineering teams to scope & price them and hand over for implementation
- Provide advice on process and tool improvements to ensure we continue to optimize the end to end processes
- Work with our subject matter experts to help answer questions about or services and capabilities so that the designs follow best practice
- Engage with the delivery teams to ensure that designs are understood and implemented in the way our clients expect
- Learn - increase your knowledge of Ensono's services, AWS, Azure and Solution Architecture so that you can add value to the team
Knowledge & experience
- We will expect a high level of passion for enterprise IT solutions & architecture even if you don't have much experience.
- Experience (experimenting or in a prior role) with AWS and Azure for example would be useful
- Understanding of the core concepts behind enterprise storage, networking and security would be an advantage
- University level degree in computing or computer science desirable but not essential
We have a commanding market reputation, with the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of enterprise Clients. We hire the best people to make sure that you'll be working with some of the brightest and best in the industry. Our unique and differentiated set of managed services, flexible outsourcing and consultancy offerings lead the market for business critical IT services. We have solutions ranging from mainframe managed services to hybrid IT on private cloud, all the way through to deep expertise on Azure and AWS based managed services.
Not only do we have great people, contributing positively to communities and the environment is a deeply held belief within Ensono and goes far beyond donating money or volunteering time to worthy causes. On a daily basis people work together to help build better and stronger local communities, minimise the company's environmental footprint, create a great working environment, promote diversity and be responsive to employee's health and wellness needs.
- To top it all off we have an excellent benefits package that acknowledges your contribution to the company which includes: 25 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30), ½ day birthday leave (because birthdays should be fun!), Life Assurance Scheme, 5 days annual study leave, Access to our online learning platform "Ensono University", Income Protection Scheme, Contributory Pension, 1 day annual charity leave, Private Medical Scheme and access to more than a hundred gobsmacking rewards, ranging from free food in major UK restaurants, to movie tickets, to free phone insurance and more through our benefits platform.
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