Make Akita the next stage in your IT career. We have grown through our commitment to technical expertise and high standards of customer service. We regularly welcome new staff who can demonstrate these qualities in their areas of expertise.
Who we are
From our offices in Kent, London and Surrey, Akita delivers proactive IT support and managed services to over 250 organisations. Our customers are predominantly located across London and the South East, but we also support their satellite offices right across the UK and internationally.
We are a proactive and dynamic company that inspires its staff to achieve their full potential and more. As such, we look to hire people across the organisation who are enthusiastic, creative in their problem solving, calm in their approach, and respectful in their dealings with customers and other members of the team.
Why join Akita?
Though a professional environment, Akita maintains a supportive and friendly culture. Staff are approachable at all levels of seniority and new ideas are welcomed. We also conduct regular employee satisfaction surveys to see how we can improve our staff’s working environment.
We recognise the skills, experience and characteristics of each individual. We support our staff to develop further through internal training and, when relevant, additional courses and accreditations. There’s also plenty of scope for internal career progression and specialisation within the organisation.
Akita takes care of its staff. Representative of how we value our staff and the importance we place on maintaining a healthy work/life balance, we offer enhanced holiday entitlement from the start with automatic increases to 6 extra days, as well as Contractual Sick Pay after 6 months (terms apply for both).
Additionally, to demonstrate how we appreciate our staff’s knowledge and connections, we offer an incentive scheme for staff who can recommend candidates for roles we’re recruiting for.
We’re also focused on the wider wellbeing of employees, and promote this in the following ways:
- A resident chef providing healthy meals at our Kent HQ.
- An eyecare scheme to look after our staff’s vision.
- Sit/stand desks helping staff to work in comfort.
- Regular optional wellness events (past activities have included yoga and fitness sessions)
- A Perks system providing daily offers, freebies and a special gift on your birthday.
As an organisation we’re also committed to protecting the environment and helping the wider community. We have enviable sustainability and CSR credentials and are aiming to be carbon neutral within the next few years. We are also actively involved in the support of local charities and local youth sports.
Current Job Opportunities
- Second Line IT Service Desk Specialist (based at Kent or London offices)
- Third Line IT Infrastructure Engineer (based at Kent office)
We do not advertise our salaries due to competitor activity, but they are highly competitive within the industry. We are happy to discuss this with candidates on application.
Akita has a long-standing apprenticeship program that enables young people to begin their careers in IT. Our apprentices study towards an industry-recognised qualification, gaining practical experience and earning a wage at the same time.
Akita provides each of our apprentices a mentor and the opportunity to learn skills from our experienced team of engineers and consultants. This will include practical experience on jobs across London and the South East.
We look for applicants with:
- A demonstrable passion for IT
- 5 GCSEs at grade A-C
- The ability to drive (our headquarters is not accessible by public transport)
For more information on apprenticeships or wider IT careers with Akita, please get in touch.