New apprentice for IT provider

One of the region’s leading IT services providers, Vital Technology Group, has taken on a new apprentice in its technical department to help provide further support for its growing client base.

Vital's Tom Harrow
Vital’s Tom Harrow

The appointment comes on the back of the Wetherby-based company being awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status for Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, as well as Silver Partner Status for Microsoft’s Azure platform.

Seventeen-year-old Tom Harrow lives in Chapel Allerton and joins Vital after a year studying for AS-levels at the city’s Allerton Grange High School.

He will now split his time between Vital’s Audby Lane office and specialist training college QA, in central Leeds, where he will work towards gaining industry recognised qualifications from Microsoft and CompTIA.

Tom said: “I’ve always had a knack for IT and really enjoy working with computers, but after a year of studying at sixth form I realised that I’d rather be doing something more hands-on than merely studying, so I’m really pleased that Vital has taken me on as an apprentice.”

Lee Evans, managing director of Vital Technology Group, said: “Tom isn’t the first person to have joined us having made the brave decision to leave sixth form in favour of a more practical career.

“It’s great to welcome him to the Vital team and onto our award-winning apprenticeship programme, where I’m sure he will excel.”