2nd Line IT Technician

Role: 2nd Line Engineer

Basis: Full Time

Salary/Package: £27-£34k

Hybrid working

Who is our client?

Our client specialises in IT security solutions and have won many awards for their excellence, including Sophos Partner of the year twice. Our philosophy is to work hard and play just as hard. We are a privately owned company who have been in business since 2003 and continue to grow year on year.

We really look after our employees and go above and beyond to ensure we remain an employer of choice. We believe in developing you and promote from within the business.

Primary Purpose

The Desktop team are tasked with supporting, investigating, and resolving our MSP client’s IT related systems and making sure all issues are dealt with in a timely fashion.

The role will involve the following.

  • Providing support to our clients
  • Help the Helpdesk Management Team with continued business improvements
  • Provide support to the apprentice, and 1st Line, engineers
  • Manage/Maintain all escalations from the apprentice, and 1st line, engineers
  • Communicate daily to clients with open tickets
  • Managing the client’s expectations with ongoing tickets
  • Ensure all client related problems are logged correctly
  • Inform the Desktop Team Lead of any tickets requiring escalations
  • Working with client’s 3rd party suppliers and vendors when appropriate
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that all role related KPI’s are met
  • Logging, managing, and resolving client IT issues
  • Maintain desktop asset register and configurations
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required to meet the needs of the business Key Responsibilities
  • Being the first point of contact for all incoming support calls, emails, and sessions – when necessary
  • Being an escalation point for all escalations coming from apprentice, and 1st line, engineers
  • Ensuring all forms of support call are logged in the system and the client is kept updated
  • Manage incident and request tickets ensuring established SLA’s are met

Person Specification


  • Excellent knowledge in Windows 7/8/10 installation and configuration
  • Good knowledge with MacOS installation and configuration
  • Exposure to Email Management/Configuration – Exchange 2013/2016, Office365, etc
  • 2+ years’ experience working with medium-large businesses
  • Ability to learn on your feet
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
  • Excellent client service
  • Positive attitude to work
  • Strive to continuous improvement
  • Able to work independently under pressure
  • Minimum of 2 years’ IT experience in a corporate or services environment
  • Driving license and own transport


  • Exposure to Microsoft Server OS – 2008/2012/2016
  • Comptia A+
  • Comptia N+
  • Wireless management – Ubiquiti, Meraki, Netgear, etc
  • Mimecast, Barracuda, Sophos Email Gateway
  • Group policy management – deployment or management

What we offer you


  • 20+ Days Holiday and rising (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working (WFH incentives)
  • Private medical cover
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Epic Christmas Parties
  • Car Parking

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and welcome all candidates to apply with the right to work in the UK.


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: AW000208_1659013981
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum
Salary From: £27000
Salary To: £34000
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, School IT, School IT Supporet
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