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  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: IT & Digital
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 12-Feb-2019
  • Job reference: 19595

Job Description

Are you looking to make a break into the IT world? If so this could be the perfect opportunity for you! Travis Perkins are looking for a Trainee/Computer Operator to join the Service Monitoring Operations Centre Team in Northampton. This role will suit an individual looking to start an IT career, a or an experienced Operator looking for the next challenge.  This team work 24/7 365 days a year based on a 12 hour shift pattern of 4 on 4 off

Full training will be provided.


Essential Skills:  

  • Good PC skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Self motivated  with the ability to work as a member of a team

  • Current driving licence


Preferred skills

  • A good basic knowledge of Data Centre environments and their associated control mechanisms and procedures

  • UNIX command Line

  • Previous Batch processing experience working to SLA’s

  • Experience of monitoring tool sets: Solarwinds, Dynatrace & SCOM

  • Experience with call logging tool Logit


Key responsibilities:

  • To run and monitor batch processing, back-up systems and print output in accordance with the daily processing schedule, operations procedures and established quality standards;


  • To monitor TP Groups servers, services and networks using the prescribed toolsets and escalate alerts with support teams as appropriate.


  • With the support of the Senior Operator/Shift Leader, manage incidents, ensuring accurate logging, reporting and escalation is maintained at all times


  • To always maintain the confidentiality of all information processed and printed


  • To ensure Data Centre and company security procedures are adhered and work with the Data Centre team to ensure best working practices are upheld in the Operations area.


What can we offer you?


You may not know much about Travis Perkins plc but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised. We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across over 20 leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide (and Ireland) and have over 30,000 colleagues.


We are one of the largest employers of IT professionals in the area. We're Agile, we're Lean, we've gone Google and we're providing in-house designed & built bespoke software and applications to support our £5 billion company. We have grand plans to increase the size of our business further and are forward thinking enough to recognise that investment in IT will give us the leading edge on our competitors. We've restructured, we've adopted new methodologies, and we've brought in award winning IT professionals to take us through this transformation.


Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey. If, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of benefits on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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