Showing posts with label ITIL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ITIL. Show all posts

Friday, 19 December 2014

How Firebrand’s new Level 4 IT Apprenticeships can get your business £10,000


By Sarah Morgan


Firebrand Training is excited to announce an expansion to our Apprenticeship portfolio. Developed with the Government’s Trailblazer project, you can now grow your business with Level 4 IT Apprentices from Firebrand.

You’ll be able to choose from a shortlist of talented young adults, ready to grow your business. They get two years of government funded IT training worth £27,000, a weekly starting salary of £150 and your business gets incentives of £2,700 to £10,800.


Train qualified staff on professional programs

Firebrand’s Level 4 IT Apprenticeships are available right now. Your apprentice can take the following two year training programmes:

  • Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching

    Your apprentice will develop into the role of Network Engineer. They will learn how to design, install, maintain and support communications and get certifications like the Cisco CCNA. But that’s just a fraction of what they’ll learn – find out more now.

  • Microsoft Network Engineer (MCSA)

    On this programme your apprentice will learn the principles of networking and gain well-known industry certifications like the CompTIA A+ & N+, ITIL Foundation and the Microsoft MCSA: Windows 8.1

  • Software Developer

    Firebrand will develop your apprentice into the role of Software Developer. They’ll learn how to build, manage and deploy code within enterprise environments and will become high quality developers within your organisation. Plus, they’ll get professional certifications like the MCSD: Web Applications and the MCSA: SQL Server.

  • Bespoke

    Work with Firebrand to build your perfect program and create an ideal new employee. In 2015, we will be launching more level 4 apprentice tracks, including custom and bespoke programmes.


How a Level 4 Apprentice will plug the skills gap in your business

IT skills are in short-supply – the EU predicts a shortfall of 700,000 IT roles by 2015. With this shortage, it’s no surprise that businesses across the UK are struggling to find qualified new staff.

With strong backing from the UK government, the apprenticeship scheme is tackling the skills gap – making it easier for your business to get bright young employees on board. The Skills Funding Agency has announced an additional £40m to fund apprenticeship places, as well as an extra £20m to fund the higher educational element.

Level 4 Apprenticeships combine the best of on-the-job training with high level qualifications. These apprentices will give you the knowledgeable workforce your business needs to grow. In fact, 25% of employers in England rate qualified higher apprentices as 25% more employable than those who took an alternative route to work.

Hire an apprentice and you’ll quickly train someone to understand exactly how your business works. You can also develop existing staff as they work with your apprentice, through mentoring opportunities and more.




Find out more about the benefits of higher apprenticeships here.

Level 4 Apprenticeships Accelerated

We’ve worked with the Government’s Trailblazer project to bring you Level 4 Apprenticeships. And as always, we will be delivering them the Firebrand way: solid training weeks for your apprentice and more uninterrupted time spent working for their employer.



Here’s how it works:

1. We advertise your vacancy and create a shortlist of candidates, matching your business needs, for you to interview

2. Your apprentice will get 23 to 38 days of accelerated Firebrand training and IT industry standard certifications like: Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals, MCSA: Windows 8.1 and ITIL Foundation v3. With accelerated learning, your apprentice will be qualified in half the time.

3. You’ll pay just £6,000 to £9,000 over two years with the government contributing double what you pay. You’ll be able to spread the payment over 18 months (interest free) and the Government will also pay you £2,700 to £10,800 in incentives.

Get access to 1,000s of applicants looking for work right now - find out more about taking on an apprentice with Firebrand’s one and two-year programs here.

But that’s not all.

Turn a talented university graduate into an IT professional, fast

If you’re looking for a more experienced employee, why not hire a graduate straight from university? Firebrand graduates all have a STEM (science, technology, engineering or maths) degree and are more than ready to enter the IT industry.

To find out more about growing your business with talented university graduates, register your interest here.

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About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

What is ITIL?




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ITIL FrameworkITIL is a globally recognized certification that provides you and your company with a framework of best practices to achieve quality service and avoid issues that can and often occur in IT systems.

TIL is the most widely adopted approach for IT Service Management in the world.  It helps in identifying, planning, delivering and supporting IT services to the business.

Adopting ITIL can offer you a huge range of benefits which include:

  • Improved IT services
  • Reduced costs
  • Improved customer satisfaction through a more professional approach to service delivery
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved use of skills and experience
  • Improved delivery of third party service.

It’s used by thousands of organisations around the world, including NASA, the NHS, HSBC and even Disney.

Below is a great video that gives a simple explanation of ITIL and why it is an important cert to have. It also explains the five key service cycles in ITIL.



To find out more about ITIL and how it can benefit you and your business, click here: http://www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/courses/management/ITIL_foundation/itil.asp

About the Author:
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, IT training, IT certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the IT industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

ITIL launches Master and new MALC qualifications


ITIL has released its Master qualification, which is the highest level in the Official Qualification Scheme. The credential is different from other core qualifications – professionals have to hand in a written submission and give an interview for assessment.

The accreditor has also finished reviewing the Managing Across the Lifecycle (MLAC) credential. The new qualification has a higher difficulty level than the intermediate qualifications. The exam length has increased from one and a half to two hours. The number of questions on each exam has increased from eight to ten.


Thursday, 19 April 2012

What is ITIL?


ITIL, which stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a set of comprehensive documentation of best practices for IT Service Management.

ITIL describes procedures, tasks and checklists that are company-neutral and are used by businesses to establish a minimum level of competency. It allows an organisation to have a standard with which it can plan, implement, and measure. It is used to measure improvement, and to see how compliant a business is with the best practices.

For a list of all the courses offered for ITIL, visit: http://www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/courses/itil