Aspire Technology Solutions

  • Gateshead

About Aspire Technology Solutions

Aspire is an award-winning managed services company specialising in hosted servicesdata centre solutionscommunications and IT support.

Established in 2006, we have grown organically year on year with 150+ highly trained staff and now have sites across the North East and London.

At Aspire we provide a personal service to our customers and avoid selling pre-packaged products. Because of this customer-focused approach, we have been able to attract business from a wide range of prestigious organisations across the UK and Europe.

Aspire’s company values are focused on delivering excellence in everything that we do. For us, it’s not about the physical products that we supply, but more about the overall solution we deliver and the way in which we deliver it.

We begin by gaining a thorough understanding of your business and IT goals. We ask the right questions and listen to what you have to say. Then, we provide the best tailored solution possible and at the same time, remove the challenges from your IT systems.

As a result, whether you are looking to improve your existing IT systems, outsource your IT management services, or are in need of an IT makeover – partnering with Aspire ensures you can get on with the business of business.

In addition to this, Aspire are proud to have received several awards over the years, including Small Business of the Year in 2013, while Chairman Nigel Begg received Entrepreneur of the Year at the Insider Media Dealmaker Awards in 2014.

£25,000 - £35,000 yearly
Aspire Technology Solutions Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Mar 25, 2020
Full time
This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate or existing BIprofessional to join one of the North-East's leading and fastest growing IT service organisations based in Aspire's head office at Heworth Hall. The role will primarily involve developing and maintaining Aspire's in-house Business Intelligence portfolio, which centres around Microsoft SQL for data processing and Power BI for visualisation and consumption. The role will also include other internal development projects to drive efficiencies and new capabilities within  the growing business. We're looking for an engaging, friendly, and professional person, who  can effectively communicate  with a range of key stakeholders.  You will possess the drive, enthusiasm, and ambition to form part of a dynamic team within a fast-moving company. You need to be willing to embrace challenges and will have the opportunity to contribute to the future shape and direction of the team.   Aspire will also give you the resources you require in order for you to achieve Microsoft certifications and stay at the cutting edge of the transforming landscape of BI and data processing. This will provide you with excellent grounding for the future, where you will be working on projects of varying sizes and be given more ambitious projects as you develop and prove your skills. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required Essential As a BI developer you will be required to have the following skills and experience: Highly numerate Good understanding of database technologies and SQL coding Strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence An interest in people, culture, and the user experience An interest in organisational KPIs, capabilities and processes. An interest in the changing modern data processing landscape. A willingness to learn and excellent communication skills Desirable Guidance and coaching will be provided for you to acquire the following skillsets as required, but possessing existing experience would bean advantage: Experience producing Power BI Reports, or in a similar technology like Qlik / Tableau. Experience writing sophisticated SQL Stored Procedures in a production environment. Experience assisting and supporting diverse teams of people. Experience of financial reporting in a commercial context. Experience troubleshooting in a legacy codebase. Understanding of the agile software development lifecycle and test-driven development.
£55,000 - £60,000 yearly
Aspire Technology Solutions Gateshead, UK
Mar 20, 2020
Full time
This role is focussed around driving digital marketing and lead generation initially. We're looking for someone who is passionate about what they do, with a strong delivery focus and who thrives working in the fast paced environment of a growing business.  As we continue our rapid growth, we're looking for an experienced Marketing professional to shape this brand new role, and define a compelling Marketing strategy which will enable us to become more competitive and profitable as we grow and to develop the Aspire brand. Who You'll Be As well having a strategic focus, we're looking for someone who will lead all of our Marketing activities.  In the short term, this will mean getting involved in the day to day delivery of the Marketing Function and working closely with our Sales Teams. We're looking for an analytical quick thinker who can identify market opportunities and develop and deliver plans to maximise these. A proven track record in digital marketing and social media is essential, as is a strong knowledge of web analytics and Google ad words. We're passionate about creating an outstanding experience for our customers, and our Head of Marketing will have a great understanding of consumer behaviour and customer personas, and how to maximise the use of data. Previous experience working in the Technology sector is preferable.
£25,000 - £30,000 yearly
Aspire Technology Solutions Gateshead
Mar 17, 2020
Full time
We’re looking for a 2nd line support engineer with a strong technical background with a solid experience in technical support. The 2nd/3rd line support engineer will be responsible for investigating a wide range of technical issues.   The successful candidate should be a driven individual, that enjoys problem solving and taking control of situations to drive home technical solutions whilst putting our customers’ needs first.   Some of the technologies the candidate would be expected to deal with include: Windows Server, VMware, Microsoft Exchange, Hyper-V, Citrix, SAN/ISCSI, RDS and Mitel. There would also be a strong need for a good base networking knowledge this would be mainly, but not limited to, Cisco.   Job Dimensions Diagnose and fix critical IT issues.  Liaise direct with customers regarding technical issues Identify reoccurring technical faults and recommendations to the escalations manager Technically assist the junior technical teams.  Working Arrangements   The position offered is based out of Aspire’s Gateshead Head Office. However, you may, on occasion, be required to work at customer locations throughout the UK.   The working hours are normally Monday to Friday, 09:30-18:00 with 1hr for lunch, although extended hours may be required to meet customer requirements.   It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to accommodate changes to their working hours and also be available to work weekends & evenings as required.  Main Duties & Responsibilities: A highly motivated and conscientious individual, your main areas of responsibility will include: Incident management Resolve Technical issues Assist other members of the escalations team Managing critical IT outages with customers efficiently resolve the situation.  Knowledge, Skills and Experience   A high level of technical skills is essential for this role, with a fundamental understanding of Networking, Microsoft products and virtualisation.  At least 5 years’ experience in IT Integration skills and working with different departments (Provisioning, First line, Customer services) Strong understanding of general server, storage and networking technologies Strong communication skills Strong documentation skills Customer focused Able to work well as part of a team and individually Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies Decision making – displays a willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgement and include appropriate people in the decision-making process Highly motivated – Sets and achieves challenging goals Quality management – the ability to look for ways to improve and promote quality.  Qualifications Required   Although no formal qualifications are essential for this role, the successful candidate should have relevant work related experience, attained a good all-round standard of education and have a good knowledge of current IT technologies.  Desirable Skills/Knowledge CCNA or equivalent qualification would be an advantage VMWare Virtualisation Mitel MCSA or above Strong troubleshooting ability 
£55,000 - £60,000 yearly
Aspire Technology Solutions Gateshead, UK
Mar 12, 2020
Full time
This role is focussed around driving digital marketing and lead generation initially. We're looking for someone who is passionate about what they do, with a strong delivery focus and who thrives working in the fast paced environment of a growing business.  As we continue our rapid growth, we're looking for an experienced Marketing professional to shape this brand new role, and define a compelling Marketing strategy which will enable us to become more competitive and profitable as we grow and to develop the Aspire brand. Who You'll Be As well having a strategic focus, we're looking for someone who will lead all of our Marketing activities.  In the short term, this will mean getting involved in the day to day delivery of the Marketing Function and working closely with our Sales Teams. We're looking for an analytical quick thinker who can identify market opportunities and develop and deliver plans to maximise these. A proven track record in digital marketing and social media is essential, as is a strong knowledge of web analytics and Google ad words. We're passionate about creating an outstanding experience for our customers, and our Head of Marketing will have a great understanding of consumer behaviour and customer personas, and how to maximise the use of data. Previous experience working in the Technology sector is preferable.