The apprenticeship will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be proficient and specialise in developing, using, supporting and maintaining a range of IT systems and software.

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

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

IT is now an integral part of any business and this qualification allows you to develop IT systems and processes to support businesses and staff across a variety of activities.


Your apprenticeship will include:

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Understanding the potential of IT
  • Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT
  • Using mobile IT devices
  • Setting up an IT system
  • Optimising IT system performance
  • IT security for users
  • Using the internet
  • Specialist software

It has a ‘pick and mix’ design which allows learners to choose units that are applicable to their workplace and employer. This is a unique qualification for those using computers in the workplace.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Organised
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent time keeping skills
  • IT Skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive and Friendly
  • Flexible
  • Diligent
  • Reliable
  • Approachable
  • Professional

Qualifications required

Criteria for different employers vary but most look for a minimum of Grade C at GCSE in English Language, Maths and ICT or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Potential for permanent employment for the right candidate.

About the employer

Gen2 are an Ofsted Outstanding Grade 1 training organisation, based in the North West of England. The company was established in June 2000 by 5 partner companies, AMEC, Sellafield Ltd (formally BNFL), TATA Steel (formally CORUS), Iggesund Paperboard and Innovia Films (formally UCB Films).

Our ethos focusses on providing high quality employer and learner responsive training and educational programmes. We work with over 250 employers at any one time and in the last thirteen years, over 2000 apprentices have been trained by Gen2, with 94% of them progressing into full-time employment with their employer once training has been completed.

We currently have over 900 Apprentices, 100 Adult learners, 250 Higher Education learners in learning and deliver in excess of 10,000 delegate days on short courses across our five training centres in Cumbria. These include, Energus, Lillyhall, Sellafield, Carlisle and Furness. This means we have a Cumbria county-wide spread and regional heft to deliver to as wide and diverse range of employers.

We are committed to increasing skills levels and reducing skills gaps in the population from level 1 to 7 through apprenticeships and adult training and higher education routes. Gen2 offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, which respond to socio-economic, employer, sector and regeneration needs. Gen2 actively supports the creation of sustainable employment through high quality apprentice, adult and higher education training.

In addition, we deliver a wide range of bespoke training courses, apprenticeships and higher-education programmes covering a range of technology-related disciplines including: Professional Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Control and Instrumentation), Nuclear Related Technologies, Manufacturing, Health and Safety, ICT, Renewables, Business Support Skills and Leadership and Management. The courses are designed through close employer engagement to meet specific skills requirements, are fully-accredited by relevant professional/awarding bodies and range from Entry level through Foundation Degrees to Masters level (QCF Levels 1 – 7).




Unit 6

Lightburn Industrial Estate


LA12 7NE

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Training provider

BTEC or C&G Level 3 qualification.

Apprentices are also provided with the opportunity to improve Maths & English skills.


Apprenticeship framework

IT Application Specialist

Training provider

Gen II Engineering & Technology Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gen II Engineering & Technology Training


Micha Kirkbride 01900701300 recruitment@gen2.ac.uk

Employer's Application Instructions

Visit the www.gen2.ac.uk website for more details and our online recruitment portal.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2017