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ICT Technician Apprentice St Edmund's Catholic School

PETA Ltd are proud to be working with St Edmund’s, an Ofsted outstanding school, to recruit an ICT Technician Apprentice. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a small team that ensures the continuous and effective use of the school computer resources to the benefit of students and staff in their learning and administrative environments. You will install, maintain and repair the school’s ICT equipment, install and configure hardware and software to maintain security of data.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Local authority pension. Benefits portal through Portsmouth City Council – rewards and savings. 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 08:00 - 16:00 and Friday, 08:00 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    22 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Do you want to gain a range of technical ICT experience? Are you keen to develop your skills within a school setting? If so, look no further than the ICT Technician Apprentice vacancy!

The ICT Technician Apprentice will be responsible for the following duties: 

Installation and Maintenance:

  • Install, maintain and repair the school’s ICT equipment
  • Install and configure hardware and software to maintain security of data
  • Maintain and install voice, data and video cabling and other communication devices
  • Liaise with contractors and ensure secure transportation of equipment sent for repair; liaise with third party maintenance contractors as required 

Resource Management:

  • Maintain and distribute any central stock of ICT equipment, including laptops, projectors and interactive whiteboards
  • Maintain an inventory of ICT hardware, software and licences used throughout the School
  • Maintain stock records of ICT consumables, accounting for their use and passing information to enable billing and budgeting management necessary 

Safety and Security:

  • Ensure real-time virus checking is functioning on all computer systems
  • Undertake safety checks and monitor and report on compliance with Health and Safety regulations
  • Undertake secure backup and restoration of data held on the network 


  • Assist in the research and evaluation of ICT equipment
  • Assist to the development of the Online Curriculum
  • Assist in the management and development of website, intranet and marketing materials 

Software Support:

  • Provide technical support for software that is unfamiliar to staff
    Provide Troubleshooting for the school MIS System
  • Assist in the management and production of websites and intranets 

Key accountabilities:

  • To actively promote the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place
  • To maintain awareness of and commitment to the School’s Equal Opportunity Policies in relation to both employment and service delivery
  • To fully comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 etc, the School’s Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work
  • At the discretion of the Head Teacher, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above
  • To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives and targets
  • To participate in Employee Development schemes and Performance Management and contribute to the identification of own team development needs

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

Full training towards Level 3 Information Communications Technician: Support Technician will be provided. You will complete a 22-month apprenticeship which includes 25 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6-8 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.

You will complete the following qualifications: 

  • PETA Networking Fundamentals
  • PETA Server Fundamentals
  • PETA Security Fundamentals
  • 10 Quality of Life (QoL) training days

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the potential for a full-time role to be offered to the suitable and successful candidate upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Computer network understanding, Ability to work under pressure, Ability to work on own, Confident nature, A keen interest in IT support, A keen interest in technology, Knowledge of Photoshop


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits: Local authority pension. Benefits portal through Portsmouth City Council – rewards and savings. 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays. Central location close to transport links. Kind and caring school culture. End of year BBQ and social treats. Cycle facilities. Use of swimming pool. Health & wellbeing opportunities. Please note that an enhanced DBS check will be required. Please note that applicants must be aged 18+ due to confidentiality and safeguarding working within a school. We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

About the employer

St Edmund's Catholic School was established by the Roman Catholic people of Portsmouth to provide a Christian education for their children within the discipline and traditions of the Catholic Church. The fundamental aim of the School today is to present a clear Christian philosophy and way of life, providing opportunities in which Christian values may develop. "Outcomes for pupils are outstanding" - Ofsted 2016 This is an apprenticeship opportunity not to be missed; apply today to be the ICT Technician Apprentice at St Edmund's Catholic School. We look forward to receiving your application.


St Edmund's Catholic School


Arundel Street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving your application!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023