Assistant System Technician Apprentice CSC

Assistant System Technician Apprentice ** Fantastic Apprenticeship Opportunity** working for the world’s leading independent, comprehensive IT services company. Based in Chesterfield you will work within DXC within the iACTION, iBUILD and the integration teams completing an Apprenticeship in IT Infrastructure Technician.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

DXC are recruiting Assistant System technicians to work across 3 different teams within the business and are looking for inspiring, technical, driven people to fit into these teams;-


Apprentice - IT Service Management

Capacity Manager- This includes monitoring compliance, involvement with data security audits, analysing threats & risk as well as reporting against Service Level Agreements.

Release Manager- which includes testing and deploying software releases.  

Asset Manager- The role includes Hardware & Software Renewals, Licence management & Software Licencing Compliance etc.


Apprentice - IT Project Engineering

Midrange- Participation in server builds, configuration and operational readiness activities.

Exchange / Email and messaging services- Implementation and support of solutions focused on messaging and connectivity of business applications into the global exchange environment and Outlook configurations. Includes technologies such as Skype, Office 365 Exchange services, Exchange 2010 and 2013. 


Apprentice - IT Support Engineering

Apprentice to support application and software services, client service delivery, corporate functions (i.e. HR, Finance etc), Project management, Hardware support, client field (3rd line) support, cloud technologies, platform support: Unix, storage etc, Workplace support: Desktop, Email etc, security services: Cyber & account and IT Service Desk Voice/chat/web




Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A knowledge of or the desire to learn the following; -


Working knowledge of a range of cabling and connectivity, the various types of antennas and wireless.

Understands maintenance processes and applies them in working practices Understands and applies the basic elements and architecture of computer systems.

Understands where to apply the relevant numerical skills e.g Binary Understands he relevant networking skills necessary to maintain a secure network.

Understands the similarities, differences and benefits of the current Operating Systems available.

Understands how to operate remotely and how to deploy and securely integrate mobile devices.

Understanding and working knowledge of Cloud and Cloud Services Understands the importance of disaster recovery and how a disaster recovery plan works and their role.

Understands the similarities and differences between a range of coding and logic

Working knowledge of business IT skills relevant to the organisation

Personal qualities

Keen interest in IT and Technology industry

Willing to learn new skills

Good interpersonal skills to interact well with customers and team members

Good communication skills

Good analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to work in a team environment

Proactive thinker with a can-do attitude

Good problem determination skills

Able to follow direction of team lead

Enthusiastic, resilient and the energy to succeed

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

Conversion to Employee status and option to move up to Level 4 on successful completion of Level 3.

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

As the world’s leading independent, end-to- end IT services company, DXC are uniquely positioned to lead digital transformations — creating greater value for clients, partners and shareholders, and presenting growth opportunities for their people.





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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 Sheffield 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: 25 Sep 2017