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Internship for Leicester University Students

Leicester University Intern Opportunity

We have an opportunity exclusively for Leicester University students.  We are looking for an intern over the summer period.  This opportunity will give you lots of hands on experience working in the field of IT.  It could be ideal for Department of Computer Science students., or any Leicester University student with a proven interest in IT and networking.   With this exciting internship you’ll be getting hands on experience of working of large IT projects.

Role Description

Working within our IT engineering department you’ll initially job shadow senior engineers, working towards taking responsibility for elements of projects at the end of the internship. You’re responsibilities would include:

  • Testing network hardware
  • Supporting the deployment IT projects
  • Collating project specifications into a central database

Skills required

Applicants should have excellent analytical and math skills, with the ability to work in teams. We are looking for people studying Computer Science, Network Engineering, Engineering or Mathematics.

Application process

To apply please send your CV along with cover letter to Chris Topham,  For more information please contact Chris on 01858 438 500.


Abtec’s Spring Newsletter

Spring is in the air, and so is our latest newsletter.

This issue looks at taking your IT infrastructure into the cloud. In it we’ll share our new cloud services that could help you create a more agile and effective IT framework. We’ll explore how remote offices and homeworkers can benefit from the cloud, and how to choose the right cloud partner.

For Veeam backup users there’s a fantastic special offer to celebrate the launch of our Veeam Cloud Connect service.

Download the newsletter now for a great excuse to put your head in the clouds!


Veeam Cloud Connect Free Trial

To celebrate the launch of our Veeam Cloud Connect service we’re giving you the opportunity to take a free trial. You can test drive the service for a month to see if it improves your backup regime.

Veeam Cloud Connect tackles an ever present problem for IT managers; off-site backup storage. The issue of  limited bandwidth and growing data volumes rendering backing up off-site too problematic.

Cloud backup

Not for much longer though. You can now strengthen your off-site backup regime with Abtec and Veeam Cloud Connect. We can store your primary or secondary Veeam backups in our secure cloud. Our Veeam optimised network connections can help speed up your backup and recovery process.

Free trial

Find out more about the Veeam Cloud Connect service here, and apply for free trial.  It could change your backup regime forever.


New Approach Adds Up for Accountants

“Thanks to Abtec we’ve now got an IT infrastructure that’s much easier to manage”

Our latest case study looks at how we helped East Midlands’ chartered accountants The Rowleys Partnership build a better IT infrastructure.  Like many businesses Rowleys wanted to make sure that their IT was supporting their organisation rather than getting in the way.  As you’ll see in our case study, we recommended thin client computers, running in a virtualised data centre environment.

Find out why we made that recommendation and how it helped Rowleys in our latest case study.


New Whitepaper for Building Services Engineers and Consultants

Our new white paper, Providing Remote Access Connections for Building Services Projects, tackles the growing issue of cyber-security breaches in buildings.  The paper is ideal for engineers that work in the building services industry, including building services consultants and mechanical and electrical engineers.

The paper highlights the growing trend of providing remote access connections to building control systems over the internet.  It questions the security concerns surrounding this method and provides suitable, secure alternative methods for remote access.


Don’t forget if you want to learn more about providing remote access for your building services projects you can book on to our free training course.

Book Training



Read all about it – Mortgage Finance Gazette

Our Darlington Building Society Project features in Mortgage Finance Gazette

Mortgage Finance Gazette, the premier trade magazine for banks and building societies, has featured our recent project with Darlington Building Society in its latest issue.  The project, in which we enabled the Society to create a more agile IT infrastructure, took a year to implement and has helped create significant efficiencies.

You can read all about the project here or view the Mortgage Finance Gazette article here.


Latest Newsletter Available Now

It’s difficult to talk about IT at the moment without talking about the ‘Cloud’.  In this month’s newsletter we look at the business case for centralising your IT resources and creating your own private cloud.  I’m sure you’ll be surprised to find that you’ve probably got much of the equipment needed to create your own cloud already.  As well as providing some hints and tips we also examine a recent project with Darlington Building Society.  We helped the Society centralise its IT infrastructure, cutting costs and improving the organisation’s agility, and in the newsletter you’ll see some of the benefits this created.

Download the latest newsletter here:


Abtec’s Tips for Creating a Private Cloud

‘The Cloud’, it’s one of those phrases that is difficult to avoid.  I’m sure that, like us, you receive lots of emails telling you how your IT would be easier and lower cost to manage in a public cloud.  The interesting thing is that you may already have many of the components to build your own cloud.  As this uses your own infrastructure you could get all of the benefits of ‘the cloud’ whilst still having full control of the data.


Phil Kennerdell, Abtec’s Sales Director, was instrumental in helping Darlington Building Society (read the case study here) centralise its IT infrastructure.  He gives us his top tips for creating your own cloud.







The final tip is not to struggle alone. Bring in experts like Abtec who have delivered projects like this successfully. Our experience can help you avoid pitfalls and problems, and can make your project go much smoother.


Ring us on 01858 438 500 if you need help with your cloud



Abtec Online Billing and Reporting

Abtec’s online billing and reporting engine can now be found using the following link:

Enlighten, our online reporting tool, is an easier way to manage your telephony services. This site allows you to actively monitor and manage your account with us. Using this service, you can generate online billing reports, as well as administer the users and cost centres within your company in order to create a custom invoice summary.


Broadband Connection Voucher scheme

Abtec is pleased to announce that it is an authorised supplier for the UK Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher scheme.

More information

Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme

The scheme has been extended to more cities, find out more here.

The scheme enables certain small to medium enterprises to claim up to £3,000 for the installation of a faster internet connection. Chris Topham, Head of Marketing at Abtec, says “This scheme can help smaller businesses get higher speed internet access at a lower cost. It’s ideal for businesses that want to get more from the internet”.

Abtec has a team of Broadband Connection Voucher champions that can help businesses identify if they are eligible for the vouchers, the team can be contacted on 01858 438 548.

Find out more information about the Broadband Connection Voucher scheme here.