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IT Technical Events Apprentice HS Sports Limited

Based in Congleton CW12, HS Sports are a long established and well known sports technology & equipment company, supplying exclusively to the sports & leisure industry nationwide. Clients include sport centres, leisure centres as well as supporting high profile sport events in the UK and worldwide.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £187.50 - £256.12

  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday 5 of 7 days (mixture of office based and on site at events nationwide), some overnight stays required due to event travel. Days in office 9am – 5pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working in the events team, your role will be varied with no two days being the same which will involve thinking on your feet. Visiting sporting facilities and events, the events team install and manage the smooth running of timing and scoring data systems.

Learning software, learning how to use specialised equipment, problem solving and supporting the in-house team with day-to-day duties.

Your duties and responsibilities include:

  • Supporting senior members of the team
  • Preparing equipment (inclusive of packing vans and cleaning equipment ready for Events)
  • Planning workload
  • Installing technical IT equipment and systems
  • Testing equipment and systems
  • Project management – for the lead up to an Event
  • Liaising with customers – via calls, emails and face to face
  • Hardware support
  • IT and software knowledge with experience with Microsoft Excel

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time management skills
  • Team working skills
  • Reasonable IT knowledge
  • Previously used Microsoft Office packages

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Methodical individual
  • Well organised
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Flexible work approach
  • Problem solver
  • Willingness to get involved in a variety of tasks
  • Personable
  • Interested in sports and events
  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

  • Preferably GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English
  • IT qualification (or equivalent) 

Future prospects

Because of the bespoke and specialist nature of what HS Sports do, they have a strong history of hiring, training and progressing apprentices in the business and this role is no exception. Upon successful completion, you will be offered a permanent role within the business.

Things to consider

Weekend work is required in this role, however you will be allocated 2 days off in the week if you are assigned to an event on a weekend. UK and international travel is an essential part of the role.

About the employer

HS Sports' mission has always been to provide cutting-edge and innovative timing, training & display solutions, tailored to suit the individual needs of each client. Over the last 30+ years HS Sports have gained a reputation as one of the World's leading suppliers within the sports industry. Specialising in the supply of services and equipment to collate timing/scoring data, produce results and the dissemination of this to participants and spectators using a variety of mediums including SMS results messages, television graphics, electronic scoreboards, LED video screens, custom event aps, social media and tracking tools.

APG Leisure (our swimming products side of the business) are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial aquatic equipment. Over the last 10 years the company has supplied hundreds of leisure facilities and swimming clubs with products such as start blocks, lane ropes, pace clocks, pool lifts, timing systems and more.


HS Sports Limited


Kinetic House

Varey Road


CW12 1UW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Macclesfield College


Maxim Business Training 01625410000

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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