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IT Solutions Technician Apprentice Howorth Air Technology Limited

To provide effective IT assistance across all aspects of the business. The position is assisting with the support and maintenance of the Microsoft environment plus general maintenance of all IT-related hardware/software. The position provides exposure to a broad range of IT-related projects, activities, and training.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 - £12,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with end-to-end IT support to the business
  • Receive and handle requests for support following agreed procedures
  • Ensure that service requests and incidents from end users are complete, contacting users and requesting any missing information if required
  • Manage the administration of user IDs and passwords as authorised
  • Contributes to knowledge management systems under general supervision
  • Identify and manage performance activities for the service desk to improve operational effectiveness and cost savings
  • Detect problems and deal with them in an organised and structured manner i.e., adhering to standard set-up requirements
  • Maintain all computer equipment
  • Be familiar with the network infrastructure (cable and patch panels, hubs, switches, router) and keep a log of any malfunction/damage, assisting with projects
  • Be able to investigate problems internally and remotely
  • Assist in the expansion and development of our cloud infrastructure
  • Liaise with IT Manager and the Financial Director when necessary
  • Liaise with external suppliers for the repair of equipment under warranty or maintenance contract
  • Ensure back-ups are up to date and effectively managed
  • Support users to encourage effective and efficient use of IT solutions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent telephone communication skills
  • Problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Excellent time and task management skills
  • High degree of computer literacy

Personal qualities

  • A willingness to learn and be trained
  • A natural passion and enthusiasm for IT
  • Organised with a very good attention to detail
  • Good work ethic
  • Reactive support skills and able to prioritize
  • Have sensitivity to the different levels of expertise in the different departments
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths, and English.

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there may be the opportunity to progress to full-time paid work within the company.

Things to consider

Your application must include any grades achieved or predicted (or equivalent) for GCSE maths and English.

As this vacancy is for a level 3 apprenticeship, we would advise that you check your application for spelling and grammar and that you answer each section fully.

Although some interviews may be completed remotely, it is expected that as restrictions are lifted applicants must be able to attend the above site if invited for interview.

Applicants must be able to travel to the employer’s place of work daily and able to attend Bolton College 1 day per week.

The apprentice’s wage may vary dependent on their experience and ability and can be discussed at interview

About the employer

Howorth have been clean air pioneers since 1858. Utilising our expertise in air engineering to deliver controlled clean environments for healthcare and pharmaceutical and it’s our people that make us unique

Air. It’s a wonderful thing.

And at Howorth, we should know.

We believe in the power of clean air to transform human health and well-being.

That's why our vision is:

Making healthcare spaces, safer places to be by providing advanced clean air engineering.

Supporting the manufacture of the next generation of pharmaceuticals through advanced air containment systems.

Protecting lives by providing exceptional service to our customers ensuring their equipment continues to operate safely.

We believe in Clean Air. We believe in Engineering for life.


Howorth Air Technology Limited


Lorne Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bolton College


Kerri 01204 482036

Level 3 IT Solutions Technician apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

IT solutions technician

Level 3 (A level)

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