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IT Support Apprentice (Kingston Grammar School) Kingston Grammar School

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for an IT Support Apprentice at Kingston Grammar School a co-educational school based in Kingston upon Thames.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am-4pm or 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000073154

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General

  • Assist with the day-to-day running of the School’s IT resources.
  • Provide general support to all users of the School’s IT resources making use of the online ServiceDesk to monitor and respond to requests for support.
  • Provide lesson support to Computer Science lessons and other lessons within the STEAM room as requested.
  • Maintain an awareness of changing technologies in the area of Information Technology and, in particular, to those affecting the education sector, bringing suitable courses to the attention of the Director of IT where appropriate.
  • Attend IT Department Weekly Meeting.
  • Provide technical support to out-of-hours presentations and meetings as requested.
  • Hardware/Software Maintenance.
  • Build and upgrade the components of workstations on the school network and assist with the regular rebuild process of existing workstations updating the IT Inventory as appropriate.
  • Provide first line support for school-wide hardware and software-related requests maintaining accurate records of support using the online service desk.
  • Install and configure school hardware items, maintaining the school IT Inventory, sourcing suitable drivers and associated software applications.

Communications

  • Support the in-house telephone system hardware and software liaising with the school’s solution provider as necessary.

IT Projects

  • Create useful resources and guides for use by the Department and the whole school community as appropriate.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of annual, IT-related, whole school projects.

Network Routine

  • Provide routine support to network-related requests such as password changes, folder access permissions, printer configurations etc.
  • Conduct the network backup routine as instructed by senior members of the IT Support Team completing daily logs as required.
  • Utilise the School’s internet filtering software to maintain appropriate policies relating to acceptable usage, applying exemptions where authorised.
  • Provide first line support to the school’s wireless infrastructure.
  • Provide first line support to the school’s print management solution.

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

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

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 national 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, Organisation skills, Team working, Approachable and friendly

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Kingston Grammar School is one of the most successful co-educational schools in the country and has a long tradition of developing individual talent and encouraging high aspirations. Our students are bright and enthusiastic, their joy in life and spirit of curiosity makes education here a real pleasure. Conveniently located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames with a superb sports ground in nearby Thames Ditton, opposite Hampton Court Palace.

Employer

Kingston Grammar School

Address

70 London Road

Kingston Upon Thames

KT2 6PY

Contact

Jack Taylor

jack.taylor@estio.co.uk

0113 3500 333

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Training

Training provider

ESTIO TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)


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