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Level 3 Apprentice ICT Technician @ Hargate Primary School Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

An apprenticeship with Hargate Primary School is the perfect way to help you decide what job you may want in the future. This opportunity will provide real work experience at the same time as gaining qualifications.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    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 - exact hours to be confirmed by employer

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000059182

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Logging all staff IT issues
  • Dealing with enquiries face to face, via the telephone and email
  • Offering appropriate IT troubleshooting, advice and guidance following relevant training
  • Logging requests
  • Working closely with the ICT Network Manager to ensure effective use of the working week
  • Providing support to teaching staff and pupils during IT lessons.

A full description of the role will be provided at the next stage of the recruitment process. 

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

At the end you will gain a Level 3 Information Communications Technician apprenticeships standard.  This will include any Functional Skills as appropriate.  The apprenticeship training will be delivered in the workplace, as you will receive visits from a college assessor. The apprenticeship will also include a proportion of 20% Off The Job Training and a robust programme of Mandatory Apprentice Training provided by Sandwell Council to include Workplace Professionalism and Equality and Diversity.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The post is offered on a fixed-term contract to cover the duration of the apprenticeship training. You will receive support and guidance to identify and apply for any further apprenticeships or internal jobs that you are suitably experienced and qualified for. Our 'Next Steps' workshop will help you to identify the skills that you have gained throughout your apprenticeship in order to update your CV and apply for any opportunities.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Willingness to learn, Reliable and trustworthy, Self-motivated, Positive and enthusiastic, Able to follow instructions, Maintain confidentiality

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade A-C/9-4 or L2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade A-C/9-4 or L2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent one other subject outside of English Lang. & Maths (Grade Grade A-C/9-4 or L2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade Grade A-C/9-4 or L2 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Working at a computer all day, answering high volumes of calls, expected to work in a professional manner representing the company at all times and required to multi-task. At times you will be required to support other staff members by supervising pupils during break and lunchtimes. Annual leave must be taken outside of term-time.

About the employer

Sandwell is situated in the heart of the Black Country. In 2020 we were placed in the Top 100 employers nationally for apprentices, making Sandwell a great place to undertake an apprenticeship! Our apprenticeship team Think Sandwell advertise opportunities both in the council and with external employers.

Employer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Address

Hargate Lane

B71 1PG

Contact

Rich Nettleton

rich_nettleton@sandwell.gov.uk

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Training

Training provider

QA LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)


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