Do you love fixing computers and finding out how they work? Do you enjoy providing a high standard of customer service as well as keeping up to date with the latest technology? How would you like to turn this into a career? With this apprenticeship you will have exposure and training on all aspects of IT hardware.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 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. Term-time only plus 3 weeks (working 42 weeks per year).

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working in the IT department the main duties will include:

  • Assist with setting up of IT/ICT equipment
  • Maintenance or simple repair of IT equipment/apparatus where within the competence of the postholder or liaise with suppliers or companies for repairs.
  • Image PCs and Laptops and install
  • Install software, evaluate new and existing software
  • Provide basic training in /instruction on software
  • Provide ‘on-call’ assistance  to resolve curriculum based faults/problems where possible
  • Maintain and update asset register / stock records for ICT equipment
  • Issue ICT equipment
  • Issue and record digital cameras
  • Promote the use of ICT within the school
  • Assist with IT participation in the classroom, library and IT suites
  • Assist with IT design/DTP as required, e.g. for school awards, publicity, displays
  • Contribute to the design, development and maintenance of specialist  IT resources
    (e.g. school website or other IT based school resource ) 
  • Password administration on the school network.
  • Assist in the User administration of the school Office365 tenancy.
  • Creation of teaching materials.
  • Ensure that ICT rooms run effectively and are secure and tidy.
  • Together with other ICT support staff, monitor  Child Protection software and liaise with senior staff should any issues arise.
  • Provide cover for other ICT suites in the case of absence.
  • Supervise ICT suite at agreed lunchtimes, and after school for course work and clubs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Able to carry out procedures, routines and follow instructions.
  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements as part of the apprenticeship.
  • Able to establish good working relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents and outside agencies.
  • Good time-keeping and time management.
  • A commitment to the work ethic.

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

The possibility to become a permanent member of the team, subject to budget.

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 Polesworth School is an Outstanding and thriving 11-18 comprehensive with a dynamic sixth form that is very popular and well regarded by its North Warwickshire community. It is a founder member and lead school of the Community Academies Trust – A DFE sponsor and newly formed and growing academy chain. We have also been designated as a National Teaching School. OFSTED recognizes the exceptional levels of academic success, care, welfare and relationships that exist across our school. The Polesworth School has a proud history stretching back to 1881 when our school was founded as an elementary school taking students between the ages of three and fourteen. It became a Secondary Modern in 1944, a Warwickshire High School in 1957, a 12 - 18 Comprehensive School in 1976 and an 11 – 18 school in 1994. In 2006 we were awarded Specialist Language College status and as an ‘Outstanding’ School, we were in the first wave of high performing schools to convert to an Academy on 1st February 2011. On the 1st November 2012 we established the Community Academies Trust – a recognised Academy Sponsor, recently commended by the DFE for the ‘strong performance’ across our academies. We are very pleased to be able to announce that our ‘Outstanding’ status was again recognised by Ofsted in March 2015.




Dordon Road


B78 1QT

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Training provider

Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Birmingham 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
  • Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
  • Level 3 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: 05 Oct 2017