North-East headquartered managed IT service provider razorblue was launched in 2006 when 17-year-old Dan Kitchen, a technology enthusiast and self-taught infrastructure engineer, quit college after three months to pursue full-time employment.

The company continues to go from strength to strength, with a total of seven offices across the UK, and over 100 members of staff.

razorblue strongly believes in the value add through apprenticeships and continues to grow their team in this way. Currently razorblue employs 4 apprentices across various departments including technical and financial roles.

The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is “Build the Future” – encourages everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.

A fitting theme for a company who believes in just that.

Luke Johns, Client Support Engineer at razorblue, joined as an apprentice in August 2020 to follow his dream of getting into IT.

Kieran Dunn, Onboarding Engineer at razorblue, joined as an apprentice five years ago and has seen his role grow and develop with the company.

The firm has plans in place to add more apprentices to the team in the coming months, with technical positions to add to both their infrastructure and service desk teams. Keep an eye on the website for more information.

razorblue specialises in managed IT, security services, super-fast connectivity, cloud and hosting and business software solutions across a broad range of industries.

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Photo: (L-R) Kieran Dunn, Onboarding Engineer, Luke Johns, Client Support Engineer