Apprenticeship, not often used in the IT sector, as traditionally apprenticeship have been associated with trades such as electricians, car mechanics and builders. Times are changing and it seems the Information Technology apprenticeships are a perfect way to start a career in the IT sector.
MPR IT are firm believers that our staff are the most important part of our business, and finding the right mix of all skill is very difficult. Many are specialised in on area of IT, which is great if you’re a large organisations that require specific skills, the SME market however, place has very different demands needed engineers that are capable of all aspects of IT from desktop support to server builds.
We feel the National Apprenticeship scheme allows us to not only invest in our business but the long term future of our staff and customers. Over the next few weeks we have two new apprentices starting with us, both going thought Microsoft and City and guilds courses over the next 12 months.
We are excited to be able to offer 2 spaces and look forward to both new starter’s progressing and growing with us in the coming years.Read more
Manufacturing and related services event
MPR IT Solutions LTD continued to further their commitment to local Kent businesses by hosting an event in Sittingbourne.
The event designed to bring Manufacturing business together and encourage collaboration was a huge success. With guest speakers Local MP – Gordon Henderson, Manufacturing advisory service – Mark Knowlton and Partnership Working – Deb Sen there was huge value in the room. The event was 100% free to attend and sponsors Hacker Young LLP allowed everyone to enjoy a free buffet lunch.
After a warm relaxed entrance attendees were encouraged to engage in conversation and find out more about each other’s businesses. This generated a fantastic atmosphere before a beautiful buffet lunch was served.
MPR opened proceedings with a brief overview on how they can improve the productivity and profitability of manufacturing business. Marrying pure IT with business logic can provided tangible benefits. MPR focuses on delivering robust IT infrastructures which support the critical nature of manufacturing systems. A strong methodology enables results to be delivered every time.
Deb Sen then captured the audience with a very informative talk on how Partnership Working can increase sales typically by 20% in just 12 months. If a company needs to reduce costs there are also a number of solutions available, working with a national chain of cost management franchises who can guarantee savings on overheads.
As Gordon Henderson took centre stage there was a sense of anticipation in the room. With so much uncertainty surrounding the future of our economy Gordon quickly put everyone’s minds at rest. With unemployment continuing to reduce and new businesses moving into the area the future seems bright. Being passionate about collaboration, confirmation of a Business employment event which is free to attend in Sittingbourne in September sounded like a real must for businesses. One thing that is clear Gordon Henderson is very approachable and willing to listen to any business issues and will do everything in his power to help.
Finally Mark Knowlton really excited everyone by highlighting the grants available to the manufacturing industry. Knowing there is accessible help for businesses can make a huge difference and help push the industry forward. This can also have a knock on affect for other businesses in the area and can only be a real positive.
Things came to a conclusion with a final coming together of business in the room and further relationship building took place. It was clear most businesses had ways of collaborating and helping each other grow. Already there is evidence of business being done between attendees and this is what the event wanted to achieve.
MPR have a real passion for business in Kent and not only aim to be this community’s point of contact regarding any technology issues, but also plan to host many more events to push business for everyone forward.
For any IT related queries please call our office on FREEPHONE 08000 30 20 30 or email Frankie@mpr-it.co.ukRead more
Case Study for Microsoft 365
After being approached by the Director of Beautiful Bosom it quickly became clear Microsoft Office 365 was the right solution for the business.
Our brief was “Beautiful Bosom is going through a transition period with new strategy’s and plans to move the business forward. We are looking to move out of our current premises and wish to have the full functionality of being in an office from anywhere. Our team members are not the most technical and simplicity is the key.” The beauty of Microsoft Office 365 is it’s a hosted service. Beautiful Bosom can now access their data from almost anywhere, as long as there is an internet connection.
Not only is Microsoft Office 365 a fantastic solution for data but it also has a full range of communication and collaboration tools, from Microsoft Exchange to Lync and SharePoint. This means not only can the team members work outside the office efficiently but they can also communicate with people as if they were in the same room.
Simplicity was also a decisive factor when choosing Microsoft Office 365. If you have used Microsoft Office previously you will find the transition to 365 very easy to grasp. Beautiful Bosom had a few concerns about moving to the cloud, the possibility it could have been more complicated, and like many new systems difficult to get used to. But this was immediately diminished after the first day of using Microsoft Office 365. In fact the quote to us was it is even easier than the traditional way of working.
MPR IT also supports office 365 through a portal which we are given access to when setting up the service. This means any problems Beautiful Bosom may face we can logo in and attend to the issue quickly and easily taking the headache away from the user. Beverley Webb – Beautiful Bosom After speaking to MPR IT we decided to move our office system to the ‘cloud’. We were made to feel very comfortable with our questions and everything was clearly explained. After the transition the support we have received is excellent. Every member of the team are friendly and its reassuring to know they are experts in their own fields, rather than just doing a little of everything. Definitely recommend them to ensure your IT is effective for your company.
Beverley Webb – Beautiful Bosom Microsoft 365 Case Study
After speaking to MPR IT we decided to move our office system to the ‘cloud’. We were made to feel very comfortable with our questions and everything was clearly explained. After the transition the support we have received is excellent. Every member of the team are friendly and its reassuring to know they are experts in their own fields, rather than just doing a little of everything. Definitely recommend them to ensure your IT is effective for your company.