IT Infrastructure Apprentice Leicestershire County Council

An IT Infrastructure Apprentice is required to work in one or more sections of Information Technology to gain experience in Technical Service Delivery practices including: IT Service Support (Service Desk), IT Asset Management and IT infrastructure management.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £189.81

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001305229

  • Positions

    1 available

  • To carry out duties associated with the section in which the apprentice is working at a level appropriate to the apprentice's experience at that point in time
  • To maintain training records in accordance with the requirements of the approved training scheme
  • To comply with all authority and departmental policies, management systems, procedures and working practices
  • Such other duties as might be required that are appropriate to the apprentice's experience and position in the training programme

To gain an understanding of how the team functions by providing support as required whilst gaining knowledge and experience and by undertaking training in the following:

  • BCS Level 3 Award in Networking and Architecture
  • BCS Level 3 Award in Mobile and Operating Systems
  • BCS Level 3 Award in Cloud Services
  • BCS Level 3 Award in Coding and Logic
  • BCS Level 3 Award in Business Processes

Additional Knowledge:

  • MTA Network Fundamentals
  • MTA Mobility and Devices Fundamentals
  • MTA Cloud Fundamentals
  • MTA Software Development Fundamentals
  • Functional Skills (including English Level 2 and Maths Level 2)
  • Completion of Employer rights and responsibilities booklet
  • Register of IT Technicians (SFIA Level 3)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Some technical background and enthusiasm to build a career in the IT industry
  • Logical thinker with a good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to explain technical information in simple, clear terms to a non-IT person

Personal qualities

  • A good work ethic
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Deal with confidential customer information and have an understanding of confidentiality
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Flexible and able to work effectively as part of a team

Qualifications required

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Fluent written and spoken English language skills
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent to include computer studies or IT, Maths and English

Future prospects

If the Apprenticeship route is successful, to progress and develop within the business.

Things to consider

a) The nature of the work may involve the need for you to carry out work outside of normal working hours. You are also likely to have to work in your own time to attain the professional qualification. b) You may be required to undertake some manual handling. c) Expenses will be paid in accordance with the County Council’s normal rates, referred to as the ‘Local Conditions of Service’. d) At the end of the training period, you will be expected to have attained the level of competence to submit a portfolio of evidence for review. Once the qualification is achieved you will have preferential status for interviews for positions in Leicestershire County Council for a period of 6 months, providing you meet the essential criteria for the post.

About the employer

Leicestershire County Council is a local authority. We are responsible for education, transport, planning, fire and public safety, social care, libraries, waste management and trading standards in Leicestershire. Our apprenticeship scheme is designed to help young people gain skills and experience while working towards a relevant qualification. It involves working in one of our departments as part of a team providing council services. We look for people who are: - Self-motivated - Good communicators - Flexible In return you’ll learn the skills you’ll need through on-the-job training and gain a relevant qualification. You’ll also be paid the minimum wage for 18-20 year olds, which is roughly £189.81 for a 37 hour week (£5.13 per hour). You’ll also get: - One to one meetings with a dedicated assessor - Functional skills training in English, Maths and IT (unless exempt) - Work placement opportunities in Germany and France - An apprentice NUS card We aim to help you secure a permanent job with the council at the end of your apprenticeship.

Employer

Leicestershire County Council

Address

County Hall

Leicester

LE3 8TF

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Training provider

  • Training will involve working alongside the IT Support Manager within the different areas of the business, working under supervision 
  • Knowledge-based off the job training will take place over 5 x 1 week courses including an end Examination every other month during the 12 months of the Apprenticeship. This will take place at our training facilities in Long Eaton

The Apprentice will work towards the following qualifications:

  • BCS IT Infrastructure Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills (including English Level 2 and Maths Level 2)
  • Completion of Employer Rights and Responsibilities Booklet

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Infrastructure Technician

Training provider

Prostart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Prostart

Contact

Lawrence Turton 0115 9468182 lawrenceturton@prostartuk.co.uk


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017