Nicola Fooks

Recruitment Support Consultant

I have worked at aap3 for 12 years, initially as an IT Account Manager and now as a Recruitment Support Consultant primarily in the Defence & Aerospace arena.

I recruit IT professionals at all levels and I am always interested in speaking to anyone who is looking for a new role for themselves, a new team member or indeed is just keen to get an understanding of the current market.

Outside of work I’m mum to 2 energetic young kiddies who like to take me on crazy long bike rides.


Multi-Cloud Senior Consultant

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £680 - £690 per day

Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant 3 month extendable contract opportunity for a Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant. In this role you will work with their global clients on client facing technical delivery of Multi Cloud Solutions.

Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant

3 month extendable contract opportunity for a Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant.

In this role you will work with their global client base on client-facing technical delivery of Multi Cloud Solutions.

Proven hands on experience in client-facing multi cloud (Azure, AWS, Google or OpenStack), IT Infrastructure, landing zones, scripts, networking, security and cloud best practise is sought.

Key Experience sought:

  • Degree calibre candidate with Cloud and similar accreditations
  • Extensive hands-on experience using Cloud services: Networking, Windows/Linux virtual machines, Container, Storage, ELB, Auto Scaling, Serverless Architecture, SQL DB/DW and Analytics Service.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options (Microsoft Azure, AWS or GCP)
  • Expert in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, VMware or OpenStack)
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability etc
  • Knowledge in Databases (Mysql, MongoDB) would be a plus.
  • Working awareness of Linux/Unix environments and scripting languages like Python, Perl, and Shell.
  • Ability to review deployment and delivery pipelines i.e., implement initiatives to minimize chances of failure, identify bottlenecks and troubleshoot issues.
  • Experience in designing and building solutions to migrate data and process it.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills by leveraging the latest trends in technologies such as cloud, AI, and big data
  • Handle ambiguity and able to move forward with imperfect information and get things done in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in customer facing technical delivery of cloud (Openstack , Azure, AWS, Google). Experience in Multi-cloud deliverables with a proven record.
  • Bringing your 5 years’ experience in IT Infrastructure engineering and supporting cloud based infrastructure and your knowledge of Landing zones, scripts, networking, security and multi-cloud best practise.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the presales and sales teams to identify additional revenue.
  • Contribute to RFP technical and solution responses
  • Technically support presales to close deals utilizing your knowledge on solutions
  • Provide customer facing expertise on multiple platforms and services e.g (VMware, Openstack, AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Maintain and improve cloud platform infrastructure and ability to configure auto-scaling, terraform, ansible etc…
  • Find solutions to problems that disrupt availability, performance and stability
  • Suggest ways to improve and reduce Cloud operational costs with adaptive performance tuning
  • Provide technical leadership in provisioning and maintaining a multi-tenant hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Cloud migrations – audit, migrate and perform post migration analysis where required.
  • Compose, publish and manage IT documentation.
  • Participation in disaster recovery solution design, implementation and testing.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Coordinator

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £30000.00 - £35000 per annum

AAP3 is looking to add a Project Coordinator to be based out of London in order to work for with one of or major customers.

AAP3 is looking to add a Project Coordinator to be based out of London in order to work for with one of or major customers.

The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Compiling reports and coordinating submission
  • Building and maintaining online databases of information
  • Perform various administrative and functional tasks such as creating and maintaining project documents and schedules, ensuring that team members and other contributors are on schedule and compiling summaries for all those who are involved
  • Responsible for conference, meeting and workshop planning and execution
  • Coordinating projects that include all aspects of project planning, target date execution, and repeated communication to internal and external stakeholders
  • The occasional possibility of some light travel once a quarter.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Senior Cloud Consultant

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £655.00 - £675.00 per day

Senior Cloud Consultant Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity working remotely. The role will be an initial 3 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver multi cloud technical solutions to internal and external customers.

Senior Cloud Consultant

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity working remotely.

The role will be an initial 3 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver multi cloud technical solutions to internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the presales and sales teams to identify additional revenue.
  • Contribute to RFP technical and solution responses
  • Technically support presales to close deals utilizing your knowledge on solutions
  • Provide customer facing expertise on multiple platforms and services e.g (VMware, Openstack, AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Maintain and improve cloud platform infrastructure and ability to configure auto-scaling, terraform, ansible etc…
  • Find solutions to problems that disrupt availability, performance and stability
  • Suggest ways to improve and reduce Cloud operational costs with adaptive performance tuning
  • Provide technical leadership in provisioning and maintaining a multi-tenant hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Cloud migrations – audit, migrate and perform post migration analysis where required.
  • Compose, publish and manage IT documentation.
  • Participation in disaster recovery solution design, implementation and testing.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Extensive hands-on experience using Cloud services: Networking, Windows/Linux virtual machines, Container, Storage, ELB, Auto Scaling, Serverless Architecture, SQL DB/DW and Analytics Service.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options (Microsoft Azure, AWS or GCP)
  • Expert in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, VMware or OpenStack)
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability etc
  • Knowledge in Databases (Mysql, MongoDB) would be a plus.
  • Working awareness of Linux/Unix environments and scripting languages like Python, Perl, and Shell.
  • Ability to review deployment and delivery pipelines i.e., implement initiatives to minimize chances of failure, identify bottlenecks and troubleshoot issues.
  • Experience in designing and building solutions to migrate data and process it.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills by leveraging the latest trends in technologies such as cloud, AI, and big data
  • Handle ambiguity and able to move forward with imperfect information and get things done in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in customer facing technical delivery of cloud (Openstack , Azure, AWS, Google). Experience in Multi-cloud deliverables with a proven record.

  • Bringing your 5 years’ experience in IT Infrastructure engineering and supporting cloud based infrastructure and your knowledge of Landing zones, scripts, networking, security and multi-cloud best practise.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field

Cloud accreditation on any or all AWS, Azure and Google

Agile and Scrum awareness

Customer technical facing experience

Language: English, French beneficial

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Due to current Covid restrictions work will be remote. Once restrictions relax then travel may be required to customer site but that will be discussed as required.

Rate: £675.00 per day (INSIDE IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Sales Executive

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £25000 - £35000 per annum + commission, pension, healthcare

Have you ever thought about becoming a Recruitment Consultant? Due to continued growth, aap3 in Southampton are looking for candidates with potential. Current team members come from varied backgrounds with a mix of sales, telesales, customer service, account management and marketing skills. Technical training is provided but you must come in to the company with a genuine interest in joining the Recruitment industry, honesty and a passion to provide the best service possible to your clients.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Recruitment Consultant? Due to continued growth, aap3 in Southampton are looking for candidates with potential. Current team members come from varied backgrounds with a mix of sales, telesales, customer service, account management and marketing skills. Technical training is provided but you must come in to the company with a genuine interest in joining the Recruitment industry, honesty and a passion to provide the best service possible to your clients. We predominately recruit within the IT and Engineering sectors so an interest in these areas is certainly an advantage. Let aap3 Recruitment help you build a career in Recruitment that you can build on for the rest of your life.

Our main office is based in Central Southampton within walking distance of the train station and several car parks. We are also open to flexible, remote working. If you are interested to learn more please send a copy of your CV to d.clayden@aap3.com and n.fooks@aap3.com and we will call you or alternatively give us a call on 02380 762 824 and we can discuss the opportunities available

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


recruitment consultant

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, commission

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team. Our office is based in central Southampton

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team.

Our office is based in central Southampton within walking distance of the train station and near to several car parks. Flexible working options can be discussed

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Recruitment Consultant

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £25000 - £35000 per annum + pension, healthcare

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team.

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team.

Our office is based in central Southampton within walking distance of the train station and near to several car parks. Flexible working options can be discussed. Salary flexible dependent on expereince

If you are interested to learn more or to apply, please send a copy of your CV to d.clayden@aap3.com & n.fooks@aap3.com or give us a call on 02380 762 824

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


1st Line Support Analyst

  • Cheshire
  • Permanent
  • £18000.00 - £22000 per annum + + bonus + additional hours

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12 months IT support experience. You should be comfortable supporting Windows, Active Directory and Office 365. Excellent career opportunity

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12+ months IT support experience.

This is a great opportunity for someone to further their career in their IT career.

Key experience sought:

  • 6-12 months experience in an IT support role
  • Have experience supporting Windows, AD, O365 ideally
  • Experience supporting IP Telephony/ VOIP ideal
  • Ideally drive and have own transport (car ideally)

In this role you will support the companies employees with IT issues, swapping out hardware and devices when required and providing IT support in a timely fashion. Occasional travel to another office may be required to swap out equipment.

IT Support Analyst: 1st line, 1st level, helpdesk, service desk, IT support

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


1st Line Support Analyst

  • Cheshire
  • Permanent
  • £18000.00 - £22000 per annum + + bonus + additional hours

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12 months IT support experience. You should be comfortable supporting Windows, Active Directory and Office 365. Excellent career opportunity

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12+ months IT support experience.

This is a great opportunity for someone to further their career in their IT career.

Key experience sought:

  • 6-12 months experience in an IT support role
  • Have experience supporting Windows, AD, O365 ideally
  • Experience supporting IP Telephony/ VOIP ideal
  • Ideally drive and have own transport (car ideally)

In this role you will support the companies employees with IT issues, swapping out hardware and devices when required and providing IT support in a timely fashion. Occasional travel to another office may be required to swap out equipment.

IT Support Analyst: 1st line, 1st level, helpdesk, service desk, IT support

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


1st Line technical Support Analyst

  • Cheshire
  • Permanent
  • £18000.00 - £22000 per annum + + 15% bonus + additional hours

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12 months IT support experience. You should be comfortable supporting Windows, Active Directory and Office 365. Excellent career opportunity

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12 months IT support experience.

This is a great opportunity for someone to further their IT career in 1st line support.

1st line support analyst key experience sought:

  • 6-12 months experience in an IT support role
  • Have experience supporting Windows, AD, O365 ideally
  • Experience supporting IP Telephony/ VOIP ideal
  • Ideally drive and have own transport (car ideally)

In this 1st line support role you will support the companies employees with IT issues, swapping out hardware and devices when required and providing IT support in a timely fashion. Occasional travel to another office may be required to swap out equipment.

IT Support Analyst: 1st line, 1st level, helpdesk, service desk, IT support

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


1st Line technical Support Analyst

  • Cheshire
  • Permanent
  • £18000.00 - £22000 per annum + + bonus + additional hours

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12 months IT support experience. You should be comfortable supporting Windows, Active Directory and Office 365. Excellent career opportunity

Opportunity for a 1st line Support Analyst required to provide support for a team of around 65 employees working at an office in Warrington. Ideally you will have 6-12+ months IT support experience.

This is a great opportunity for someone to further their career in their IT career.

Key experience sought:

  • 6-12 months experience in an IT support role
  • Have experience supporting Windows, AD, O365 ideally
  • Experience supporting IP Telephony/ VOIP ideal
  • Ideally drive and have own transport (car ideally)

In this role you will support the companies employees with IT issues, swapping out hardware and devices when required and providing IT support in a timely fashion. Occasional travel to another office may be required to swap out equipment.

IT Support Analyst: 1st line, 1st level, helpdesk, service desk, IT support

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment