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IT Apprentice Sir Thomas Boughey Academy

We are recruiting on behalf of United Endeavour Trust where you will gain valuable experience as a Level 3 Information Communications Technician, following the Network Technician pathway.

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

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Closing date: 20 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 37 hours per week. Monday - Thursday 8am - 4:30pm. Friday 8am - 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000065540

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

- Resolve problems associated with operating systems, networks, software, hardware, printers etc.
- Service desk support and diagnosis of IT issues and supporting users remotely using remote connection tools.
- Installation of new software and hardware
- Maintain and fix other computing equipment
- Assist in system upgrades and system maintenance
- Liaise with third party suppliers such as Internet Service Providers and vendors
- Support with technology asset management
- In co-operation with teachers, they will also support the teaching of computing and the embedding of technology across the curriculum by preparing relevant materials and working alongside pupils, parents and teachers. This might also involve running extra-curricular activities such as coding clubs, Minecraft club and Lego club.

Network Technician Duties:

- Complete cabling tasks for example coaxial, copper, fibre or remotely.
- Administer mobile devices on a network
- Deliver network tasks prioritising security with a view to mitigating and defending against security risks.
- Install and configure relevant software and physical or virtual hardware as appropriate for example: network devices, switches and routers

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

- Comprehensive introductory modules to technical concepts
- Level 3 Information Communications Technician apprenticeship standard
- Training for all pathways of your IT career (support technician, network technician, digital communications technician)
- Specialising in a portfolio of evidence for the Network Technician pathway
- e-learning training materials
- Bi-weekly virtual classroom training on all options of the apprenticeships;
- Access to virtual labs to develop technical competency
- Monthly work-based coaches visits and competency checks
- 9 am – 5 pm Support desk for technical support
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Key Skills development
- Option for vendor and technical certificates- e.g. CompTIA
- You will also have the opportunity to network with a range of other apprentices on our programme who can share ideas, offer suggestions and support. Our apprentices love being able to help each other!

As one of our apprentices you will also have access to our online portal that will provide you with information and technical guidance, as well as links to the helpdesk to speak to technicians who can give real-time advice and support.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Where a Primary Goal apprenticeship can take you:
This is a great opportunity for you to develop skills that will enhance your networking career. On passing your Primary Goal apprenticeship, you will gain professional recognition for the Register of IT Technician (RITTech).

We also offer a progressive step in some cases, onto our Level 4 Network Engineer apprenticeship programme.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Part of the United Endeavour Trust

Employer

Sir Thomas Boughey Academy

Address

Station Road

Halmer End

Stoke-on-Trent

ST7 8AP

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Training

Training provider

PRIMARY GOAL LTD

Contact

Donnamarie Janes

donnamarie.janes@primarygoal.ac.uk

02475 267595

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Aug 2022