Since its launch, leading IT solutions supplier Smart IT has been dedicated to providing employment opportunities to individuals across the North East. Now, the Gateshead-based business is accelerating its approach thanks to a new, larger Head Office, resulting in 15 new staff in recent months with plans for further significant growth in the coming year.
Although economic challenges are placing significant pressure on employment across the country, Smart IT is a positive outlier. Over the past 12 months, the IT solutions supplier has grown by over 30%, necessitating a move into a new Head Office that is three times larger than its previous office.
This growth is providing fantastic employment opportunities for individuals of all experience levels across the North East of England. However, Smart IT has always been committed to hiring passionate and talented individuals, no matter their background or experience. This ethos has led to them establishing a first-class IT team, understanding that they are only as strong as the individuals they employ.
In recent months, the Gateshead office has employed 15 new members of staff, covering multiple fields of the business, including IT support, sales, Administration and Accounts. Every employee at Smart IT is given the opportunity to grow and improve their skills, with senior management placing a focus on career development, offering training and qualifications to anyone interested in expanding their horizon. With room for up to 150 members of staff in their new Head Office, the company is actively going to be recruiting even more team members over the coming year.
However, Smart IT is not just focused on providing employment opportunities to experienced professionals within the world of IT. They also run a highly successful apprentice scheme, being voted second for technology apprentice employers in the UK in 2022. This unique scheme aims to provide the required tools and guidance to individuals, ensuring they receive an Official Microsoft Qualification upon the completion of the scheme.
Many of these apprentices have gone on to become permanent members of the Smart IT team, and over the last six months, three such apprentices have been promoted to various roles within the organisation.
Tony Wilson at Smart IT added, “While the news might paint a bleak picture for employees looking for new roles, at Smart IT, we are incredibly proud to be bucking the trend by providing real, long-term opportunities for passionate individuals. Our recent office expansion is a testament to the team we have built up, and it has been an honour to watch them grow and flourish.
Over the past year, we have welcomed a number of new employees to our Gateshead office, as well as even more sales agents at our satellite offices around the UK. The move into our new facility is providing us with the space to take that even further over the coming months, and we are excited to welcome even more individuals to the Smart IT family.”
To learn more about Smart IT, and to find out more about employment opportunities, visit https://www.smartitgroup.co.uk/.