IT/Checkout Technician Apprentice - 12329 METRO BROADCAST LIMITED

They are looking for a tech savvy individual to come on board, assisting with not only day-to-day IT issues, but assisting in the continuous growth and development of the organisation.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, hours will be confirmed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main role/responsibilities:

  • Assisting the IT Manager with telecoms, rebooting and reporting to comms suppliers.
  • Checking servers; Windows and Linux logs.
  • Assisting with the day-to-day management of the Office from an IT perspective.
  • Support internal clients with Windows 7 Professional and Mac.
  • Provide IT support; covering the department during the IT Manager’s annual leave.
  • Troubleshooting issues and suggesting solutions.
  • Monitoring virus management and software updates.

Technical services:

  • Ensure kit is checked and that it works as a system.
  • Kit must be clean, in full working order including all necessary cables.
  • Cross-hired kit is to be checked as part of our Metro kit and bar codes are recorded (a cable list must be added to each job).
  • Equipment that is missing or damaged must be investigated and reported to the Checkout Supervisor.
  • Check out and prepare kit ready for dispatch; jobs for the next day MUST be completed before the end of shift.
  • Support with the upkeep of the equipment database and tracking of kit, this includes booking kit in and out of service and managing the process so the kit is returned to checkout as quickly as possible.
  • Act as technical backup to the technicians and riggers, travelling on sites visits, if required: Health and Safety.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Qualities/essential requirements:

  • Practical approach
  • Impeccable time management
  • Confidence
  • Positive attitude and a quick learner
  • Keen to develop own knowledge
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills


  • IT qualification
  • Driving license

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills.

Qualifications required

3 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A*-C in any subject plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above.

Future prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Employer Description My client is one of the UK's leading corporate events organizers with offices through the UK. They are part of one of the UK's largest marketing and media organizations, leading the field in broadcasting and technical event solutions.





Camberwell New Road



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Training provider

Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Standard

Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Infrastructure Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited


0345 074 7825

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017