IT Apprentice Western Business Systems Limited

Blackpool based IT company specialising in the Education Sector are looking for an IT Apprentice to provide a support service for primary schools across the North West.

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

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Closing date: 25 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 to Friday Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Western Business Systems are looking for an apprentice IT Technician/Installer to join its team in the Lancashire area.

This is a varied roll where you will gain experience in all departments within the company.

  • Technical Support
  • Wireless installation/configuration
  • Data Cabling
  • AV Installation
  • Server/PC Configuration and Installation

Successful candidates will need to be excellent communicators who excel both working within a team and also working alone. They will be able to manage their own time and be able to work to a schedule.

Required or beneficial experience in:-

  • Network support in an educational environment
  • Windows desktop operating systems
  • Windows server operating systems
  • Apple Mac setup and integration
  • Infrastructure experience
  • An enhanced DBS check is required for this role, a full clean driving licence would be an asset, as the role will involve travel to primary schools around the region, but it is not essential. The salary is depending on experience, skills and qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Technical minded
  • Passionate about IT systems
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team.

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Trustworthy
  • Keen to learn
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Interested in IT systems such as hardware, software or web design.

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE's at grades A*-C, ideally including Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Must attain a Level 1 on the initial assessment at College.

Future prospects

Will lead to a permanent job for the right candidate

About the employer

Founded in 1981, Western Business Systems Limited are a service led specialist supplier of IT & AV Solutions. Having evolved from the computer revolution of the early 1980s, Western has enjoyed rapid growth and success through continued development of products and services. Our professional team offers dedicated support services and technical expertise, ranging from system specification, installations, interactive solutions and network cabling, through to end user support.


Western Business Systems Limited


Blackpool Airport



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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 3 in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals
  • Technical Certificate Level 3 in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackpool & The Fylde College


Heather Ritchie

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Sep 2017