Apprentice IT Infrastructure Technician The Comberton Village College

Are you passionate about IT and are looking for a role to help you gain skills and knowledge while keeping very busy? This fantastic school-based role could be perfect for you!

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £130.00 - £150.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Comberton Academy Trust are looking for an apprentice to join the IT team at Comberton Village College as the apprentice IT Technician. Duties of the role are below:

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide fault diagnosis and repair of all ICT equipment at first and second-line.
  • Assist the Network Manager in the daily maintenance of key ICT systems and infrastructure.
  • Where necessary, assist first-line staff in the maintenance and fault resolution of hardware and software.
  • Take responsibility for project-based work, individually and as part of a team.
  • Assist in the setup and implementation of new systems across the site including all relevant documentation and training for members of staff.
  • To take responsibility for the effective management of all software deployed.
  • Comply with all relevant regulatory, licensing, confidentiality and Health and safety legislation.
  • Install updates, archive data and assist with data export for Academy administration systems.
  • Ensure web/email services are efficiently maintained.
  • Assist the Team Leader / Line Manager in ensuring that adequate disaster recovery measures are implemented and frequently checked.
  • Assist in the management and configuration of all server-based systems including Active Directory.
  • Build, test and roll-out applications and software packages for use across the network.
  • Liaise with external agencies in order to resolve technical issues if and when required.
  • Identify, prepare and deliver training to staff as required.
  • Any other tasks considered reasonable by the Team Leader/Line Manager.

This is a very exciting role within a school, working with great people in a fantastic environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication both verbal and written.
  • Maintain a smart appearance and pleasant manner.
  • Ability to work positively as a team member.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Excellent ICT skills, i.e. Office applications.
  • Working understanding of Windows 7 and above.
  • Working understanding of computer hardware.
  • Ability to relate well to young people and other members of the Academy team.
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding office roles and responsibilities.
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and to seek learning opportunities.
  • Ability to analyse and troubleshoot hardware/software problems.

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude.
  • Motivated.
  • Team Player.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Comfortable working with young people.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to work within the Academy ethos.
  • Willingness to work co-operatively with the whole Academy to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible.

Qualifications required

  • A minimum 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents).

Future prospects

Long term career opportunity with development for the correct candidate. There is the chance to progress on to Level 4 upon successful completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. It is highly important that you do not contact the Employers directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

About the employer

The Cam Academy Trust was established at the beginning of 2011. In the first instance, it oversaw Comberton Village College’s conversion to Academy status in February 2011. However, its remit soon developed as it sponsored The Voyager Academy in Peterborough in September 2011 and oversaw a proposal to establish a new Free School, Cambourne Village College which opened in September 2013. The academy of Melbourn Village College also joined the Trust in September 2013. Gamlingay First School became the first Primary-phase school to join the Trust in April 2016, and was followed by St Peter's, an 11-18 school in Huntingdon, in September 2016. A further two primary schools, Hartford Junior and Hartford Infant Schools became academies of the Trust in January 2017. Also in January, The Trust brokered a new partnership for The Voyager Academy with Peterborough-based Thomas Dean Academy Education Trust. The role of the Trust now is to ensure excellence for all in the Academies within the Trust and to ensure that all local communities are very well served by The Cam Academy Trust Academies. The Chair and the Board of Trustees take a strategic oversight of this and work with the Local Governing Bodies of the Academies to provide strong governance. Each Academy has a Principal or Head of School who report to the Chief Executive.


The Comberton Village College


West Street


CB23 7DU

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Training provider

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship (typically 15 months) you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Cambridge for 30 days of training across five months featuring structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship standard – Infrastructure Technician. The qualifications consist of:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if applicable).
  • Knowledge Module 1 - Networking and Architecture.
  • Knowledge Module 2 - Mobile and Operating Systems.
  • Knowledge Module 3 - Cloud Services.  
  • Knowledge Module 4 - Coding and Logic.   
  • Knowledge Module 5 - Business Processes.
  • One vendor certification selected based on your job role and individual capabilities (Typically a Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) certification).
  • Knowledge Modules are specified by the British Computer Society (BCS).

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Infrastructure Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASPIRE ACHIEVE ADVANCE LIMITED


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017