About Portal Technologies
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About Portal Technologies
At Portal we have an energetic, enthusiast team which is committed to excellence. We are dedicated to offering our staff, training and development opportunities which means we are always up to date with the latest technologies and have highly qualified technicians.
Although we maintain a high level of professionalism, we like our staff to feel comfortable in their work environment. We are big fans of a relaxed and friendly environment meaning people feel comfortable in their work place. We believe this brings out the best in our employees and creates a great atmosphere in our offices.
Portal Technologies Apprenticeship Program
Need some experience in the IT industry? Portal IT Services take on at least one Modern Apprentice every year, giving someone the opportunity to develop their skills and get real life experience within an IT company.
Even better … you earn while you learn!
Our Senior Technicians work closely with our apprentices on a day to day basis, ensuring they are getting a true reflection of the work carried out as a support technician. We believe the best way to learn is hands-on experience making this an effective learning approach.
We are looking for candidates that have a real passion for the IT industry and an eagerness to learn. The Portal apprentice scheme is customer facing so a flare for customer service and communication skills are essential.
Craig began his career in the IT industry in 2002 and has since combined his passion for business and IT to move into the role of Managing Director at Portal Technologies. Craig was the original founders of CPL IT Services (now Portal Technologies) and has been a key factor to the significant growth it has seen over the last 7 years.
His wide range of expertise in the technology industry combined with his astute business mind puts him in prime position to assist businesses to become more efficient using technologies.
Craig is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and has further industry qualifications from CompTIA, HP, Toshiba and an HND in Computing Support.
In his spare time Craig can be found at gigs, eating out, or out on his motorbike.
David successfully completed his apprenticeship with Portal in July 2014 and is now a permanent member of the Portal team.
Before joining Portal, David attended Falkirk College to complete his NQ in Digital media and then continued on to go to Stow College in Glasgow to gain an HNC in Technical Support. Since joining Portal IT Services he has successfully completed his Microsoft MTA exams in operating systems, security, networking and servers. David is responsible for providing our proactive monitoring service, checking all our clients systems and ensuring all necessary updates are being completed. David’s eagerness for learning and enthusiasm for IT has made him a great member of the service desk team.
Mikey joined Portal as an apprentice from YouTrain. This follows attending the City of Glasgow College where he got his NQ in technical support.
After successfully completing the Portal apprenticeship scheme, Mikey was offered a permanent position with Portal and has since gained his Microsoft MTA exams in operating systems, security, networking and servers.
Mikey heads up the helpdesk team and is one of the first port of calls for our clients. Mikey is a favourite amongst our customers and is often complimented for his high level of customer service. In 2014 we were delighted that Mikey was nominated for Microsoft’s Apprentice of the Year Award and attended the award ceremony at the Scottish Parliament. Mikey spends most of his holidays on snowboarding adventures abroad!
Leanne has worked in Admin for 24 years the last 4 of which have been in the role of Business Centre Manager. Out with work she can be found outside on adventures with her kids, in a Loch open water swimming, pursuing her passion of mobile photography and loves all things paranormal.
Apprentice Support Technician
Jack joined portal in October 2020 and has recently completed the first part of his apprenticeship which was level 6, he has now started on his level 8 and is working fast to complete it. Outside of work Jack can be found playing video games with his main interest being virtual reality gaming, he can also be found attending airsoft with his friends. Jack recently passed his driving test can be seen out in his car almost every day when not driving to work.