Trainee Storage & Backup Consultant
Lancaster, UK
6d ago

Trainee Storage & Backup Consultant

Position Description

If you’re looking for a challenge that stretches your talents and you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, come and help us support the digital transformation of the UK.

We are looking for a Trainee Storage & Backup Consultant to join us in supporting high profile public and commercial clients, improving systems that make the everyday easier.

This is a very exciting role for someone with an interest in IT to further their career. You will receive full on the job and classroom lead (virtual) training to develop and be able to perform the following tasks and objectives :

Storage Administration

SAN Administration

Backup Administration

Backup Configuration

Data Centre Management

This role is based onsite in Crewe and you will be working shift (detailed below). All applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (SC) level.

Your future duties and responsibilities

The role includes storage administration across multiple vendors and therefore provides excellent opportunity to rapidly build experience.

Vendors include EMC, IBM, Netapp, Hitachi, HP, and Sun (and more).

Backups are primarily managed using Symantec Net backup and this tool is deployed across the majority of our estate. Backup administration forms a large part of this role and there is a strong skill base within the team to support and mentor.

You will undertake all aspects of support and administration of multiple storages and backup infrastructures, delivering business critical services to a wide range of clients.

  • You will also cover a number of Data Centre activities including but not limited too;
  • Device install / decommission
  • Asset Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Environmental monitoring, DC Tooling and Auditing, Daily Visual Checks
  • Housekeeping activities, procurement, admin
  • Access Approval
  • Supervision and management of third parties
  • Change / Incident management
  • Point of contact for P1 / P2 Incidents
  • The role will be challenging, diverse and rewarding. For the right candidate, this is an excellent opportunity to thrive, gaining skills and experience rapidly.

    Required qualifications to be successful in this role

    Essentials Skills Required

    Quick Learner and Self Motivated

    Team Player

    Ability to manage changing priorities and busy workload recruits Committed with drive to succeed Ability to work around problems in a logical manner Natural aptitude for IT

    A proven track record of working in an IT support environment, troubleshooting technical problems and working to Service Level Agreements.

    Desirable Skills

    SAN & Backup - Basic working knowledge of major components and concepts.

    Competent in use of Microsoft Office Products

    IT Hardware background or experience

    Experience in call management

    4 Days On : 7am - 7pm

    7pm - 7am

    Followed by 4 days off.

    Build your career with us.

    It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

    At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership.

    All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

    Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

    Learn more about CGI at

    No unsolicited agency referrals please.

    CGI is an equal opportunity employer.

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