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Apprentice Digital Solutions Architect BLACKLION MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED

Get behind the screen and help shape the digital world we live in. Neurodiversity is an asset, you'll be working with some of the largest organisations and government agencies in the UK from inside a small team of specialists. Learn what they don't teach at school from industry veterans.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Your pay will be reviewed annually and you'll have the opportunity to directly benefit from any increase in revenue your work delivers, potentially earning you a significantly larger income.

  • Working week

    You'll work Monday to Friday, initially 0900-1700. Once you're established you'll have flex-time and be able to set your own schedule, providing you're meeting all customer requirements.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Contributing to design documentation for digital systems (high-level designs)
  • Contributing to customer presentations of designs and strategies
  • Contributing to Enterprise Architecture (EA) models
  • Researching new solutions and demonstrating their efficacy

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

  • You'll earn a Digital and technology solutions professional (integrated degree) through Solent University in Southampton
  • The company will sponsor your training through a list of over 30 industry and vendor certifications
  • Training will be self-directed and almost entirely online
  • Training will be continuous and a mix of block release and dedicated training days

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • You'll be training with a focus on digital infrastructure
  • Future specialisations could include areas like cyber, DevOps, or automation/orchestration
  • We'll train you as a consultant, which will arm you to either continue as such or take on a more hands-on roll managing a large IT estate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Computer Science (Grade 6) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Design & Technology (Grade 6) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Physics (Grade 6) Desired

Things to consider

This is a career for someone naturally curious about technology and how our digital world works. The pace of learning is relentless and it never stops. If you lack the passion for the field you'll quickly burn out. We're also a virtual company so much of your work will be remote, that can be good or bad depending on your personality.

About the employer

We are a small consultancy specialising in digital infrastructure and property management, bringing these things together to help create smarter buildings and more effective businesses and governments for Britain's future. We have a collective experience of over 100 years and work with some of the largest names in telecom, enterprise and UK government.





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Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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