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Apprentice IT Technician Sherborne Area Schools' Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing and experienced IT Support team supporting our multi-academy trust. Under the Head of IT, you will undertake tasks relating to the management, maintenance and development of all ICT equipment & responsible for providing technical advice and support for ICT users throughout the school Trust.

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Closing date: 29 May 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-Thursday: 8.30 am-4.30 pm and Friday: 8.30 am-4.00 pm with daily half an hour unpaid lunch break. 52 weeks with 25 days holiday + 8 hrs (Work during school closed periods to support the IT team who work year-round).

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Delivery of ICT technical support for staff and students.

Key Tasks:

  • Install new software and hardware
  • Secure, security code and ensure the safe set up of new equipment
  • Set up equipment such as laptops, data projectors, interactive whiteboards, sound systems and other specialist equipment, ensuring that systems are ready for use and operating correctly
  • Deliver hardware and resources to work areas and classrooms as required
  • Perform basic diagnostic routines
  • Work to and give guidance to others on the SAST ICT Acceptable Use Policy
  • Perform checks to ensure broadband connectivity is maintained
  • Detect, diagnose and resolve most PC, printer and peripheral device faults
  • Promote and adhere to safe working routines and health and safety procedures within the department and the school including risk assessments
  • Ensure the safe disposal of obsolete equipment, used consumables and waste materials in line with recognised procedures and legal requirements
  • Team Player
  • The Apprentice ICT Technician needs to work as part of a wider Trust team and is expected to work effectively and collaboratively with all colleagues in delivering service excellence and contributing positively to School life
  • To demonstrate commitment and reliability through good attendance and time keeping
  • To work flexibly and undertake duties of an equivalent nature that may be required by the Head of IT Services from time to time
  • To demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of SAST and its values
  • To continuously improve their own and team’s performance achieved through CPD, self- assessment and feedback, working collaboratively with each other and contributing good ideas and solutions
  • To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people within the Trust

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to use initiative and work without supervision, as well as being part of a team
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people with differing levels of ICT skills
  • Great problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience of the installation of software
  • Knowledge and experience of technical hardware
  • Knowledge and experience of working within an educational setting or similar environment
  •  Awareness of Data Protection legislation
  • Willingness to keep up to date with new technical advancements to enhance personal knowledge

Personal qualities

  • Approachable and presentable manner, with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to provide excellent service
  • Willingness to undertake training and refresher/update training as required

Desired qualifications

  • Working toward a relevant Level 3 qualification or equivalent

Future prospects

There may be opportunity for the right candidate to remain in a permanent role within the organisation and increase their level of responsibilities accordingly upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Driving licence: Will need to able to drive as some mobility between trust schools may occasionally be required
  • There may be a requirement for occasional evening working to support school events

About the employer

At the Sherborne Area Schools’ trust (SAST) we recognise the value of apprenticeships across our business. We are keen to grow our own talent and apprenticeships are an opportunity to bring in new talent and develop existing staff’s skillsets. Our apprentices combine working for us whilst also training at college to gain recognised qualifications. From September 2020, the trust will grow further, to include 17 schools across North Dorset and South Somerset. We are now one of the biggest employers in the Sherborne area. We have a range of exciting apprenticeship opportunities, so why not join our team… for further information about the Trust and its schools, please visit:


Sherborne Area Schools' Trust


Bristol Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Richard Longden +447880480806

  • Level 3 Information Communications Technician apprenticeship - Support Technician pathway
  • The Apprenticeship is 100% based in the workplace with regular visits and sessions from the Yeovil College Assessor. The employer and Assessor will support you towards the 20% Off The Job Training hours
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

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