Level 3 IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals Apprenticeship UK DIRECT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Support Technician Setting up new equipment or upgrading existing systems. Website Administrator Monitoring website content and editing and uploading material as required.

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Closing date: 03 Nov 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 08:30am - 16:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Immediate start required.

Duties would include:

  • Creating software applications and websites
  • Installing and troubleshooting desktop PCs
  • Designing and planning the installation of IT and Telecoms
  • networks
  • Responsible for the maintenance and security of
  • organisation's databases
  • Maintaining company networks, including servers, software
  • and security
  • Testing software applications before they are released

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work independently and maintain a high degree of self-motivation
  • Team work skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to demonstrate a passion for the IT industry

Qualifications required

  • GCSE IT, English and Maths – grade C or above or equivalent grade.

Future prospects

We will look to offer an opportunity to stay on with the organisation at the end of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Direct Business Solutions are an energy consultancy with over 25 years of industry experience. They have a very clear vision. The route of this vision is to ensure that their clients are informed correctly so that they can make informed decisions that will in turn reduce their business utility costs. Expert staff work very hard to ensure that clients are given the best possible service, advice and most importantly price. Providing a true end to end service for clients that cover everything from bill analysis to siteworks and supply agreements.





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Training provider

The apprenticeship is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role.

The framework includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate in today’s IT & Telecoms job roles.

The technical content includes units for Software Development, Web Development, Technical Support, Telecommunications and Databases. In addition to generic units, the apprenticeship contains 'vendor' and industry recognised content from Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, VM Ware and CompTIA.

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Tyneside College


Rosalind Rogan 07969874 933 rosalind.rogan@stc.ac.uk

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017