1st Line IT Support Engineer

1st Line IT Support Engineer

£18,000 – £21,000

Milton Park

Our client are a local Internet, Telecoms and IT Support provider based in Milton Park. We are the telecoms and internet provider of choice for many businesses around Oxfordshire due to their extensive knowledge and 30 + years of experience. We offer strategic business solutions and a wide range of services to businesses within Milton Park, Grove Business Park, Harwell Campus as well as catering for businesses in other locations.

About the role

  • Sector: IT
  • Contract type: Permanent/Onsite
  • Salary: up to £21k per year

Our ideal candidate will have

The passion and desire to learn in a fast-paced environment. You will provide technical assistance to staff and our customers. You will diagnose and troubleshoot software and hardware problems with our IT team. Some IT experience/background would be desirable and would suit a candidate who would like to advance their career gaining hands on experience.

This is a junior position, and you will be supported to develop your skills and progress your career.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide 1st line support to both internal and external customer via Phone, email, and Face to Face.
  • Log, monitor and respond to support calls in our helpdesk.
  • Configure new laptop/desktop setups for clients.
  • Ensure sufficient information is available to enable issues to be investigated and resolved.
  • Escalate issues to 2nd/3rd line support as appropriate.
  • Update and maintain a knowledge base to ensure future issues can be resolved quickly.
  • Supporting reception staff and users of meeting rooms to ensure smooth running or the hardware/software and Wi-Fi/network services.
  • Patching in our comms room and updating documentation.
  • Troubleshooting issues and responding to general IT requests
  • Fixing hardware issues, liaising with hardware providers for items under warranty
  • Maintain Software and Hardware Asset registers
  • Creating user accounts and performing access control
  • Keeping up to date with best practises in IT administration

Skills and Experience:

  • Any experience/knowledge of Windows OS environments advantageous
  • MSO365 experience advantageous
  • Highly organised with attention to detail required
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot basic technical issues
  • Comfortable working with technical and non-technical people
  • Desire to learn
  • Positive and approachable demeanour
  • Ability to provide step-by-step technical help, both written and verbal

Employee Benefits

  • Company Pension
  • Bike to work scheme
  • On-site parking
  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) 3
  • Birthdays off and Xmas shopping day
  • Annual and Quarterly employee recognition awards – with prizes
  • Bonuses reviewed annually
  • We also have company food days and social events
  • Being based on Milton Park means you can get involved in the events, clubs, and classes available in the workplace.


Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Job Information

Job Reference: AW000221_1652195531
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Salary From: £18000
Salary To: £21000
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: IT Support, IT technician, 2nd line,1st line, Network, ICT Support, ICT Technician,
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