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Systems Support Specialist

Deadline for applications: N/A

Here at Study Group, we offer a wide range of courses to students from right across the globe. So it's a complex, ever-evolving business, and we rely heavily on our IT systems to keep us ahead of the game.

The role is based at our state of the art International Study Centre at the University of Sheffield. The main remit is to improve the service desk management and usage of our two main student management systems, Study Global and Progresso.

Contract type: Full time

Why should I want this job? 

You’ll be working in a lively, friendly and supportive team. As a Study Group employee you’ll qualify for a range of benefits including local and national employee discounts for a range of retailers and suppliers, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, company pension, employee referral (worth £500), assistance & recognition schemes. And you’ll be working in the thriving heart of a great city. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

So what does the job actually involve?

In this job you’ll:

  • Lead on the triage of support desk tickets to enable timely resolution.
  • Work as part of a central team with ownership for all system processes currently automated.
  • Support continuous improvement of these processes and of the system while maintaining standardisation.
  • Analyse the processes and systems to contribute the effective delivery of support to end users

What skills will I need for this job?

You’ll certainly have experience within a customer service and/or systems focussed role. You’ll be comfortable using MS Office, particularly Excel, ideally to an advanced level. You’ll be a fluent communicator in English (written and spoken), and have exceptional attention to detail, and strong organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise.

Please note this role will require occasional travel within the UK.

About Study Group

Study Group is one of the world’s largest international education and training organisations. Every year over 77,000 students from more than 170 countries choose to study with Study Group. We invest in international students’ futures and enhance their prospects by focusing on the way they learn as well as the qualifications they achieve.

Our ethos is best summed up by the phrase "Students First". The success and well-being of our students is at the heart of everything we do, and it's what drives us to excel. 

The application process

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see our Candidate Privacy Policy.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.