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Old 03-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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We're looking to take a 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer on on a contract basis. I know we have some IT guys on here so thought it worth mentioning. Ideal candidate must have strong knowledge of Microsoft apps, preferably a Win 7 exam and at least 5 years experience. Must be have very good people skills, be willing to take on anything and be a good teamplayer. Will be on a 3 to 6 month rolling contract (some of our contractors have been here for years though!). Money is very competitive.

Company is a global investment bank based in the City (London), but may require the odd trip to other countries (the odd week here or there, probably only Europe). Only downside you'll be working fairly closely with me (although im not in a support team!)

If anyone is interested please send me a pm....

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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Afraid so, can't stand the place either but difficult to get a job that pays the same locally!
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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Sorry to hijack,but out of interest what's the best way into this profession?
My lad is 16,computer mad and this is the type of thing he'd enjoy.
He's enrolled on a Btec higher diploma (5 gcse's plus) for september then fancies uni but is that the best way in?
Again apologies for the hijack.
Also when you say "competitive" what is that roughly?
Or say above/below £40k?
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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I went to university for 4 years and while the content of my degree hasnt been particularly valuable to what I do now (1st / 2nd line support) the job I had to get in year 3 was invaluable. Managed to get a job in a top 5 law firm and I have no doubt that having that on my CV got me my job once I graduated (still in law, in the city).

My advise would be to try and get summer jobs etc while studying, build up some experience... Then focus on what area of IT he wants to work in and tailor his education to suit, by that I mean dont take on a computer science degree if you have no interest in programming! Look in to the Microsoft courses as well as university

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Vaughant - to be honest i'm not sure these days, i was lucky enough to be offered a job in an Investment Bank on the back of work experience when I was 17 (im 32 now!). A lot of our guys have come from overseas (mainly our India office) but do have experience and qualifications. I havent got many qualifications just a lot of experience in this kind of role (not doing support now though).

Competitive meaning whatever the usual contractor wage is, off the top of my head I dont know but imagine around the £180 - £200 a day mark? Dont quote me on that though maybe more maybe less....

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Cheers guys and again apologies for thread hijack!!
It's early days of course but I'd like to send him off on the correct route if you know what I mean?
Thanks guys.
Wages sound pretty good,about £50000.
That'll save him sponging off us too much in the future!!!
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remmeber contractors will always get paid more but they get no benefits, holiday, medical, sick pay, pension, plus you will need to pay income tax on that (although our internal agency do this for contractors)...... Also I imagine further out of London / other Citys the wages may go down, but imagine the cost of living does as well so probably balances out...
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remmeber contractors will always get paid more but they get no benefits, holiday, medical, sick pay, pension, plus you will need to pay income tax on that (although our internal agency do this for contractors)...... Also I imagine further out of London / other Citys the wages may go down, but imagine the cost of living does as well so probably balances out...
Yeah your right there.
There's a couple where I work in Aberdeen (electrical) and they get the same deal,their on about £50k but of course no sick,pension some not even o/t.

It's good if you need extra now but in the long term there's not much in it.
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strange, I cleared it out this morning but its still showing full!! Perhaps it may take a bit of time to replicate.....
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Still saying full so pm'd you on xrtwo
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Hi Chris

Have sent you a PM, didnt say it was full so hopefully all is ok with it now.

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