Job Title:  Student Placement - IT Support


Leicester, LEC, GB, LE49JQ

Business Unit:  Taylor Hobson
Posting Date:  Nov 6, 2023
Job Description: 



AMETEK is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced analytical, test and measurement instrumentation for the energy, aerospace, power, research, medical and industrial markets.


As a leading global provider of differentiated electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, AMETEK are proud to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges. Their strength comes from four key areas: Niche Market Focus, Growth Model, People and Culture, Performance.


  • Annual sales of over $6 billion with approximately 50% of sales outside U.S.
  • Distributed operating structure with ~18,500 colleagues in over 30 countries
  • Diverse set of niche markets and applications served
  • Core Values include Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork and Social Responsibility


AMETEK is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AME) and a component of the S&P 500





Business Unit


Established in 1886, Taylor Hobson is the world leader in surface and form metrology and developed the first Roundness and Surface Finish measuring instruments.


We provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions for the most demanding applications on a global basis, with a worldwide infrastructure to support our clients; we are a truly global ultra-precision metrology company.


We are pioneers, continually developing our products to meet the ever-increasing demands of next generation technologies, particularly in Optics, Bearings, Space, Defence, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical and Renewable Energy technologies.


Taylor Hobson's world leading brands include: Talyrond®, Form Talysurf® PGI, Form Talysurf® i-Series, Surtronic®, LUPHOScan, Formalysurf® PGI Optics, Talyvel®, Autocollimators, Micro-Alignment Telescope and AMECare.


Taylor Hobson is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc. which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5.5 billion.





Role overview


Provide local and remote first line IT infrastructure support to users at the Leicester site and those working remotely. This includes support for user AD accounts, email, laptops, printers, telephones, mobiles and access to file shares.


Ensuring the day-to-day running of systems and servers supporting the users.


Reporting directly to the IT Systems Specialist.



Key Responsibilities


  • Identifying faults with PCs so that these can be rectified in a timely manner.
  • Installation and deployment of new PCs/laptops/mobiles.
  • On-premise Active Directory administration.
  • Maintenance of IT equipment to ensure full capability.
  • Ensuring all IT equipment onsite is protected and in compliance with corporate requirements.
  • Internal LAN support and maintenance.
  • Software installation support including O365, SolidWorks and Corporate security tools.
  • Documenting faults for future reference.
  • Documenting software installations to ensure standardisation of future operations.




Requirements for Consideration



  • EDUCATION – Two years completed of a recognised IT degree course which requires a year placement as part of the final degree assessment. Good standard of education to at least ‘A’ level or equivalent plus English (language) and Mathematics to at least GCSE (Grades 5-9) standard or equivalent.


  • A working knowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft productivity software (e.g., Office 365) and Active Directory.
  • A working knowledge of Ethernet networking and cable structures.
  • A working knowledge of VPN and WAN technologies (e.g., home broadband internet connections)
  • An understanding of data backup systems.
  • A general understanding of anti-virus systems and the need for keeping these systems running and up to date.
  • Knowledge and experience of PC architecture is needed to understand faults and problems that occur with PCs.
  • A working knowledge of email and the technologies used to facilitate email.
  • Experience of PC repair and software installation.
  • Ability to communicate with a range of different people in different levels of the company and global group.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with limited supervision.



What we offer you


  • Taylor Hobson offers a fun, relaxed, supportive working environment along with:
  • 1 pm Friday finish
  • Competitive salary and 28 days holiday including Easter & Christmas
  • Perkbox – Corporate discounts, GP service & 24-hour Employee Assistance Program
  • Active sports and social club including annual Christmas party and social events
  • Continuous training provided using world class manufacturing tools and equipment
  • Mentoring and guidance for accreditation
  • Free onsite parking and easy access to the city centre



AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.