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Apprentice ICT Technician DK Huxter Ltd

An excellent opportunity for an Apprentice ICT Technician working alongside teachers, LSAs and admin staff in the schools we support. The role is for an on-site technician and on-site visits are typically a 3 hour slot, or a day visit.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of this role you will be required to study towards the Level 3 Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship Standard at Colchester Institute. 

Key duties will include:

  • Supporting Network Managers in schools
  • Assisting school staff with ICT issues
  • Perform diagnostics and repairs on equipment
  • Run regular Back Up checks
  • Advise schools on best ICT practices
  • Problem solving on hardware and software issues
  • Basic User management
  • Uphold Network security
  • Maintain ICT Asset Registers within schools

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good knowledge and understanding of computer systems
  • Knowledge of Office 365 and Google G-Suite
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • It is important for a candidate to be presentable and punctual.
  • You will be working alongside teachers and admin staff in schools so an ability to communicate effectively is important.

Desired qualifications

  • 4 GCSEs at grades C/4 and above (or equivalent qualifications), including maths and English
  • All candidates will be required to complete Colchester Institute's mandatory initial assessment process before being put forward to the company. This will consist of online assessments and interview with the relevant department

Future prospects

  • This role trains candidates on a wide variety of skills which can be utilised within multiple business settings.

Things to consider

  • The role requires on-site visits at different schools so the candidate must have their own transport / be able to travel to sites


  • Colchester Institute – Apprenticeship Team manage the applications to this role and you will be required to complete our initial assessment process before your application gets sent onto the employer
  • Please be advised that the closing date for this role could be brought forward or extended if this vacancy receives a high number or low number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date
  • Whilst there are possible closing and start dates should you be available earlier this can be negotiated with the employer
  • When applying to this role please factor in your transport methods and travel time/distance – will you be able to get to this role within a reasonable time, is it realistic to travel to and from this role on the salary being paid and have you researched your travel options?

About the employer

We support ICT in Primary Schools across north Essex. We are on-site in schools and also provide remote support. We encompass administration and curriculum ICT – all ICT and some AV equipment within the school. This includes office computers, classroom computers and screens, tablets and servers.

We support Microsoft 365, Google and a variety of MDMs for schools.


DK Huxter Ltd



Hazel Grove


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team 01206 712043

Training to be provided:

  • Candidates will undertake the Level 3 Information Communications Technician apprenticeship standard
  • All delivered within the workplace via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

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