IT Trainer / IT Assistant

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (35 hours)
Reports to: IT Manager
Department: IT Department
Location: Cardiff
The firm

Lewis Silkin works with leading businesses to protect and enhance their most important assets - their ideas, their people, their brand and their future. We call it: Ideas. People. Possibilities.

With offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin and Hong Kong, we are recognised by clients and industry alike as being distinct for our unique culture, market-leading practice areas, sector focused approach and for providing solutions to complex, multijurisdictional business challenges, with a pragmatic and human touch. We have two things at our core: people — both ours and our clients’— and a focus on creative, tech and innovative businesses.

Our culture is encapsulated by an ethos of bravery and kindness, guided by our values of Integrity, Clarity, Unity and Excellence (our ‘I-CUE’). We aim to provide a supportive environment for our people, clients and wider community and embrace diversity & inclusion, ensuring people are able to bring their full selves to work.

The department

This is a dual role position providing assistance to our full time IT Trainer assisting with admin and delivering training to the firm and assistance to our IT Solutions Team covering client portal updates and joiners and leavers setup.

This varied role will require flexibility, quick learning, creativity self-motivation and the ability to work unsupervised, some IT business experience and training experience is preferred but not essential, however, an interest in IT technologies, an inquisitive nature and customer service skills are required to enhance and develop this role as well as strong time management.  Training will be available where required especially Train the Trainer to get up to speed quickly.



  • Assisting our IT Trainer in administration of the training function
  • Delivering some training to the business when needed
  • Assisting with the creation of e-learning modules on our Intranet
  • Assisting with updates our client portal systems including giving access to clients and internal staff
  • Updating the firm’s Intranet and disaster recovery sites
  • The creation of new joiners in a timely manner including testing access to enhance the on-boarding process
  • Assisting with processing leavers and ensuring access to systems is proactively managed  
  • Assisting helpdesk with overflow work from our helpdesk ticketing system where required for the smooth delivery of the service
  • Assisting the team in hardware and software upgrades and rollouts often out of hours or at weekends

Desired Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Windows technologies
  • An interest in training delivery and development of training platforms is essential however any training delivery experience is not essential but would be advantageous
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to quickly gain new skills and knowledge when faced with new challenges
  • Attention to detail is key in this role for the smooth running of the service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Open to asking questions and obtaining information in order to deliver the responsibilities of the role
  • Working as part of a team to assist in delivering the IT service
  • Willing to work out of hours when required and at short notice
  • A confident personality with the ability to communicate effectively
Additional information

At Lewis Silkin our ethos is simple. We strive to do the best for our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that an inclusive workplace allows for all kinds of ideas and thoughts, a variety of points of view that can trigger discussions or deliver innovative results, and a wide range of versatile skills and expertise. We are proud of the diversity within Lewis Silkin and of our culture that allows people to be themselves at work, ensuring we provide the best possible service to our clients. We are committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns and office location.