Apprentice makes the grade at Systemagic

By Anita Jaynes on 5 February, 2015

Computer whizz Will Barnes has completed his apprenticeship in IT and been taken on as a full-time technician by Wiltshire company Systemagic.

The 20-year-old from Chippenham was awarded NVQ level 2 in IT, a course which he studied at the City of Bath College.

James Eades, managing director, at Systemagic, said: “Will is a real asset to the business and I’m proud to take him on as a fully-fledged member of our team. I’m a passionate supporter of apprenticeships as they give young people a great opportunity to earn while they learn. They gain real commercial experience as well as further education in their chosen field.”

Will, a former pupil of Abbeyfields School, Chippenham said: “IT was always my favourite subject at school, I enjoyed it and it just came naturally to me. To secure a full-time position with such a considerate employer as Systemagic is fantastic.”

Systemagic provides IT support for businesses across the south west. With offices in Bath and Wiltshire, it prides itself on excellent customer service and a 24 hour helpdesk. Customers can also take advantage of the company’s other supporting technical services which include broadband and internet connectivity, cloud services including online back-up and hosted exchange.

The company is the current Micro Employer of the Year having been given the title at last year’s Bath & Bristol Apprenticeship Awards in recognition of the company’s commitment to apprenticeships. Next month, their latest apprentice, Jack Hayward, from Westbury will join the team.

Pictured above: Will Barnes, recently qualified technician at Systemagic