Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Digital and Technology Solutions Apprentice SMITH INSTITUTE LTD

At the Smith Institute we use advanced mathematics, analytics and AI to help customers do some pretty amazing things. As a Digital Solutions Engineer apprentice you will join a busy team responsible for business systems, infrastructure and computing in a rapidly evolving IT environment while studying for your BSc with the Open University.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    04 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000041582

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this very varied home and office based role you will:

  • Work as part of a supportive team using cutting-edge cloud technologies to develop, maintain and update the systems we rely on for efficient and uninterrupted work.
  • Use remote access tools to provide timely support to your colleagues.
  • Work with project teams creating innovative solutions for our customers.
  • Help develop the Institute’s systems and processes to ensure continued Cyber Essentials PLUS accreditation.

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

You will work towards a BSc (Honours) Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions (Level 6) through the Open University’s Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship Programme, specialising in Software Engineering, Cyber Security or Data Analysis. You will study remotely, with 2 half days of your working week dedicated to study time.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a graduate Digital Solutions Engineer, you will use the skills and experience acquired in your apprenticeship to take the lead in understanding and exploiting new digital technologies. Your Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Data Analyst and Network Engineer skills will be applied across the company to ensure a secure infrastructure, robust and responsive internal business systems and innovative products for our customers.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent Computer Science (Grade A) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A) Essential

Things to consider

Previous hands-on technical experience (hardware or software), whether at home, school or in a club, would be very beneficial.

About the employer

Born from rocket science, the Smith Institute is a team of consultants who use advanced mathematics, analytics and AI to help customers do some pretty amazing things – like preparing the electricity grid to meet net zero targets, optimising satellites in the sky and making sure your favourite shop stocks enough cold drinks on a hot summer’s day. We have an office in Oxford but we are a distributed company with much of our work done remotely.

Employer

SMITH INSTITUTE LTD

Address

Willow Court

West Way

Minns Business Park

OX2 0JB

Contact

Nigel Marsh

nigel.marsh@smithinst.co.uk

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training

Training provider

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jul 2022