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IT Apprentice (Digital Engineering) Westwood Farm Junior School

Working with the School Business Manager/ICT Co-ordinator to support ICT systems and devices for staff & pupils. Undertake of a daily programme of maintenance activities - setting up/closing down PCs, ensure laptops are returned to charging devices ready following day, respond to basic user needs and logging tickets as necessary.

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Closing date: 09 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm, approx. 30 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


Assist with the undertaking of a daily programme of maintenance activities for example:

  • Such as setting up and closing down hall PCs as required
  • Ensure laptops are returned to charging devices ready for use the following day
  • Responding to basic user needs and logging tickets with Protek support as necessary

User management :

  • Add/reset/delete users logins/passwords and sharepoint access within agreed security parameters
  • Undertake weekly check of printing/copier devices and supplies
  • Support with curriculum programme support e.g. Purple Mash logins

Undertake programme of periodic maintenance for example:

  • Cleaning PCs, projectors interactive whiteboards
  • Checking updates have been applied
  • Checking battery powered devices

Under the guidance of a teacher:

  • Provide support to pupils and staff in the use of ICT systems and provide feedback to pupils relating to achievement
  • Assist with hardware and software upgrades/support as identified by SBM/ICT

Co-ord/Network Management:

  • Provide basic training to new users in the use of systems and support all staff as required
  • Liaise with Network Management to log support tickets as required
  • Maintain ICT equipment log
  • Work within school policies to promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children
  • Promote E-Safety and Data Protection policy compliance
  • Comply with school health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others
  • Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness
  • Participate in as many learning opportunities as possible

Any other duties which reasonably fall within the purpose of the post, and which may be allocated by the teacher or headteacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident in using IT systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Sound communication skills via telephone, face to face, written communications and email

Personal qualities

  • A genuine interest in IT
  • Confident, patient and tactful approach to staff enquiries and complaint
  • Professionally discreet and able to respect confidentiality
  • Flexible approach to tasks
  • Willing to work constructively as part of a team

Desired qualifications

Ideally maths and English at GCSE grade 4/C or Functional Skills Level 2 or equal.

Future prospects

The School support on going learning and progression.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can travel to the location and are happy to undertake an enhanced DBS.

About the employer

Vision & Values:

Working together, Learning together, Growing together.

At Westwood Farm Schools, the children are at the heart of everything we do.

Our whole school community is a place where everyone is respected, encouraged and treated equally and where positive relationships with all stakeholders are key.

We believe that all children will be able to achieve academic, social and emotional success by the provision of excellent teaching and learning.

We are committed to our school being a safe and inclusive place for all children, where learning is nurtured and encouraged in a caring and engaging environment.


Westwood Farm Junior School


Fullbrook Crescent


RG31 6RY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Berkshire Training Consortium


Rachel Eaves 0163535975

Advanced Digital Engineering Technician standard.

Training one day a week (initially online) and daily training and support in the workplace, maths and English functional skills if required.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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