Apprentice IT Technician Avon Polymer Products Limited

As the next wave of emerging talent in Avon Rubber, the Apprentice IT Technician will be mentored and developed by 15 IT specialists within the department. You will be exposed to and work within all areas of IT support, as well as network administration, web development, procurement and other IT programs.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm Friday : 8.30am to 4pm 60 minute lunch break

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties would include:

  • Provide support for IT applications and solutions, from troubleshooting and system monitoring to incident resolution
  • PC Procurement and user support; Various Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office 2016 and various other PC applications
  • End Point Cyber threat prevention.
  • iOS Device procurement and support
  • Office 365 user setup and training
  • Network Administration; LAN, Wireless and documentation
  • Backup housekeeping
  • IT user training - Various
  • WebEx and Video conferencing support
  • Sharepoint administration
  • Sitekit CMS support and web development
  • Involvement in various IT programs, to include O365, Cyber Threat prevention and new Microsoft application from O365
  • Learn how to adapt while taking on new technical challenges every day

This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserved the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Confidence in IT troubleshooting,
  • Understanding the importance of working as a team providing exceptional support services
  • Microsoft experience.
  • Experience in Office 365 and Sharepoint is desirable
  • An understanding of computer hardware
  • Excellent organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate must be a reliable effective communicator and understand the importance of providing exceptional IT support.
  • This apprenticeship would suit an individual with the passion and desire to pursue a long term career in IT.

Qualifications required

Minimum GCSE grades A* to C (or equivalent) including Maths and English. All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT.

Future prospects

May lead to permanent employment for the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship. An advanced apprenticeship in IT can lead to jobs such as Software or Web Developer, Support Engineer, Software Tester or Network Planner, and much more. You could progress to a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms.

Things to consider

Driving licence preferable but not essential A negotiable salary is offered dependant on experience and ability. The salary will be reviewed with progression. You must be able to get to and from the place of work and college in a timely manner. Advanced Apprenticeships in IT and Telecoms can take up to 24 months to complete, although the actual duration will depend on your job role and previous experience. To assist you during your apprenticeship, you may be required to purchase some equipment and resources to support you during your course. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. 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. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Avon Rubber p.l.c has transformed itself over recent years into an innovative design and engineering group specialising in two core markets, Protection and Defence and Dairy. With a strong emphasis on research and development we design, test and manufacture specialist products from a number of sites in the US and Europe, serving markets around the world. Avon Protection is the recognised global market leader in advanced Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) respiratory protection systems technology for the world’s military, homeland security, first responder, fire and industrial markets. With an unrivalled pedigree in mask design dating back to the 1920’s, Avon Protection’s advanced products are the first choice for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) users worldwide and are placed at the heart of many international defence and tactical PPE deployment strategies. Our world-leading Dairy supplies business and its Milkrite InterPuls brand has a global market presence. With a long history of manufacturing liners and tubing for the dairy industry, we have become the leading innovator and designer for products and services right at the heart of milking. The acquisition of InterPuls in 2015, a specialist in electro-mechanical milking components, such as pulsators, milk meters, automatic cluster removers and milking clusters, has added significantly to our product range, making us the complete milking point solutions provider, improving every farm we touch. Working with leading scientists and health specialists in the global dairy industry, we continue to invest in technology to further improve the milking process and animal welfare. Our products provide exceptional results for both the animal and the milker, making the milk extraction process more efficient. As our market share and milking experience continue to grow, so does our global presence.


Avon Polymer Products Limited


Hq Hampton Park West

Semington Road


SN12 6NB

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) if required

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wiltshire College


Wiltshire College Apprenticeship Team 0845 345 2235

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017