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IT Apprentice (Portland Fuel) Portland Fuel

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for an IT Technician Apprentice with Portland Fuel, a specialist fuel and energy trading company based in York.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 08:30am – 17:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Coding and Development of new applications as business demands
  • Nearly all coding is done in the C# programming language
  • Maintaining existing codebase in areas such as
  • Data retrieval, recording and manipulation (C#, SQL)
  • SFTP communication application (C#, JSON)
  • Database connection (with and without Entity Framework) (C#, SQL)
  • Updating existing codebase to latest version of .Net (C#)
  • Internal IIS website intranet (C#, HTML, CSS)
  • Setting up and maintaining new Local and Virtual Linux Server Environments
  • Maintaining existing local Windows Server environment
  • Internal and external websites utilising standard LAMP stack or IIS, Apache, PHP, HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Node

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 3 Information Communications Technician, with training in how to:

Efficiently operate and control your ICT infrastructure – physical or virtual hardware, software, network services and data storage.
Use infrastructure management tools to automate the provisioning, testing, deployment and monitoring of infrastructure components.
Prioritise systems support tasks and monitor and maintaining system performance
Maintain regulatory, legal and professional standards.
Support the information systems needs for your business.
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What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4,5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4,5) Essential

About the employer

Portland Fuel are a specialist fuel and energy trading company based in York, England. Our international business has a turnover of £50m per annum and we are widely recognised as a leading player within the energy sector, frequently being asked to appear on mainstream media outlets to discuss markets and industry developments.


Portland Fuel


1 Toft Green




Alex Wormall

0113 3500 333

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Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

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