IT Technical Apprentice PC Solve Ltd

Are you interested in working with computer hardware ? An opportunity has arisen to work for expert laptop repair specialists in Peterborough as an IT Technical Apprentice.

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Closing date: 18 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9-5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This position is a great way to start your technical IT career.  You may be involved in hardware and software repairs for PC solve customers.  The company is growing rapidly, so they are looking for an apprentice to work in a fast paced environment, who wants to learn their technical trade.   The aim will be to develop you into a well-rounded IT technician.


You can expect to learn and be involved in tasks such as  :


·         Complete a variety of repairs in accordance with the employer’s policy on a range of devices from laptops, tablets and phones.


·         Assess fault / repair hardware.


·         Clean PC base units and TFT’s when necessary.


·         Software installation and upgrades.


You will gain varied experience and the more competent you become, the more opportunities you will get to develop yourself and become involved in more complex tasks.


Please ensure you are able to travel to the location of this role on a daily basis.


(Full training and support will be provided as part of the 12 month apprenticeship)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be computer literate and technical IT experience would be a distinct advantage.

Personal qualities

A positive attitude and motivation are essential.  You should be enthusiastic about working in an IT technical role and be able to demonstrate this to the employer.

Qualifications required

Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship the company is happy to consider a permanent position and progression to the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 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 the candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

About the employer

Established in 2002 PC Solve are an expert laptop and PC repair specialists. They have thousands of parts in stock while customers wait for the repair service in their office in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


PC Solve Ltd


Culley Court

Orton Southgate



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Training provider

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Peterborough for up to 12 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals. The qualifications consist of  :


·         Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms.


·         L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence.


·         L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles.


·         Level 2 Functional Skills, English, Maths, ICT (if applicable)

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider


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


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Closing date: 18 Sep 2017