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IT Assistant Apprentice (M:M bio) M:M bio

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for an Apprentice IT Assistant with M:Mbio, a drug discovery and development company based in Abingdon.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18,000 - £20,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Systems development: Identify opportunities to develop and optimise our existing technical infrastructure, ensuring that it meets the needs of all users.
  • Process improvement: Proactively seeking opportunities to utilise technology to streamline and improve business processes.
  • Promote and improve information security: Work towards applying industry best security practices to reduce the cyber risk to the business.
  • Project delivery: Work with the IT Manager to develop and progress IT projects across a range of technologies.
  • User service and support: Follow up and monitor service and support calls logged with our external provider and in time, work alongside our external IT provider to deliver 2nd line technical support to our end users.
  • On boarding: Assist with the IT on-boarding programme to ensure an excellent and seamless user experience for new starters.

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.
  • Level 3 certificate.

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, Initiative, Office equipment, Office 365, zoom, Google Workspace G Suite, Desire to learn, Ability to prioritise workload, Calm professional manner


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

To be able to earn up to a 10% bonus. 25 days holiday plus 3 day Christmas closure. £2,000 annual benefit allowance. This can be used for travel, gym membership, enhanced pension etc. 5% ER pension contribution. Medical insurance is fully funded. Healthcare cashback plan can be used to claim back costs from dentist, opticians etc.

About the employer

M:Mbio is an enduring, commercially orientated drug discovery and development business who’s mission is to generate world leading next generation medicines for significant diseases through the strength of our team and continual innovation.


M:M bio


99 Park Drive

Milton Park, Milton


OX14 4RY


Rachel Harati

0113 3500 333

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

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