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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The appointment will be made at Apprentice Grade D which is as follows: Year 1 60% of Grade D (£13,352.40), Year 2 80% of Grade D (£17,803.20), Year 3 and 4 100% Grade D (£22,254).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8:30-5:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

For this apprenticeship, the role holder will undertake the Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship which primarily support the activities involved in bringing design programmes in section of computing, delivering learning, teaching and research in computing, computer science, software engineering, business information systems and computer security and forensics. Typically Computing Technicians work closely with a range of other computing staff, functions and managers.  You will be providing first, second line support, software procurement, implementation, maintenance, hardware configuration, and installation, and maintenance, software licence management. 

An apprenticeship is a developmental role. You will be working towards the following duties and should be competent in carrying them out by the end of the apprenticeship. You will be fully supported, in line with the University’s approach to apprenticeships, and on completion, you will have developed knowledge, understanding and skills, in order to competently carry out the following:

  • Developing quality practice in the engineering environment.
  • Under supervision, operate computing and laboratory equipment that the apprentice has been trained and certified to use
  • Support the academic team in aspiring delivery of excellent in learning, teaching and research in fields of computing, by ensuring computing spaces are set-up in advance, monitored during the teaching or research activity and that all equipment is installed correctly with software and hardware, maintained appropriately, software licenses and patches are UpToDate, cleaned and returned after use.

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

This job is a 48-month Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship under which the apprentice will engage in, on and off the job learning and development activities that will lead to a BSc (Honours) Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions qualification.

Training will be delivered by the Open University at the apprentices workplace.

All apprentices will need to spend 20% of their contracted hours on ‘off the job learning’ activities. 

The contracted weekly hours for this apprenticeship are 37 which equates to one day a week (7.4 hours) of off the job learning per week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The experience gained through this apprenticeship could lead to a career as a Software developer, Software engineer, Business analyst, IT project manager, IT consultant, Network engineer, Cyber security analyst, Data analyst, or Systems designer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science, Computing or Technology Subject (Grade 6) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematics, Science, Technology or Engineering (Grade C) Desired

Things to consider

An expectation to maintain health and safety, as a priority, for all users of the computing spaces.

About the employer

Our University started out as a teacher training college in the 1960s in response to a national shortage of teachers. Today we continue to shape our courses and research around critical social issues both nationally and globally. Since opening, we are proud to have supported thousands of students and graduates in achieving their individual potential, injecting talent and knowledge into the economy and helping communities flourish.




North Holmes Road




Pamela Lithgow

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

For more information on the role and application process please visit our vacancies page. Please make sure to refer to the criteria within the job description when making your application.

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022