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IT Technician Apprenticeship ELLESMERE COLLEGE LIMITED

Our client is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic IT Apprentice to join a vibrant and ever growing team. Are you logically and technically minded? Do you want to achieve qualifications whilst gaining real life workplace experience through an Apprenticeship with JBC Skills? If so, apply now!

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Lunch is provided during term time

    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 - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Configuration and installation of IT equipment such as new computers and peripherals
  • Maintain the College IT inventory
  • Technical tasks on networked computers and laptops
  • Periodic printer maintenance such as head cleaning and alignment
  • Check and clean monitors, keyboards and projector filters
  • Check the functionality of all networking connections and active components - network cards, data outlets, patch leads, switches and routers
  • Basic network user management: Create user accounts, change passwords and file share permissions
  • Diagnose and report faults to product maintenance contractor when dealing with in warranty issues
  • Liaise with supplier or contractor in fixing simple faults
  • Install and test software for use across the network
  • Classroom support for operation of computers, peripherals, smartboards and software across the network
  • Use IT help desk software for all IT related jobs

Some additional working out of normal hours may be required where there are system problems. Time off in lieu will be given where this occurs.

We have a total of 400+ networked computers and approximately 50 laptops and 120 tablets for education and administrative purposes. Students also have their own computers, laptops and tablets.

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

The classroom training for the ICT apprenticeship comprises of 4 modules. Each module takes 1 week and the apprentice will attend this in an online classroom with their designated JBC trainer.

The full 5 days will be required on the training weeks, and the apprentice must be in a quiet, suitable environment for learning to take place. This can either be in the workplace or at home. The class sizes are small (Max 10 learners) so that discussions and assessment can take place between apprentices, peers and trainers.

The 4 ICT modules are:

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Mobility and Operating Systems
  • Cloud Fundamentals
  • IT and Business Principles

JBC delivers this apprenticeship over 16 Months total. This is made up of a 13-month training period and a 3 month assessment period that is known as EPA (End Point Assessment).

On the apprentice’s successful completion of the end point assessment, the apprentice will receive the following:

  • Level 3 Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship Certification

This apprenticeship is recognised for entry on to the Register of IT Technicians and those completing their apprenticeships are eligible to apply for registration.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

May lead to a permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Holidays You will be entitled to 5 weeks paid holidays plus bank holidays. Level of DBS Disclosure Required: Enhanced

About the employer

Welcome to Ellesmere College - a school which reflects your beliefs and values. We take pride in the achievements of each and every student according to his or her abilities, not just in the achievements of the brightest and the best. Ellesmere is people centred, not stats obsessed and where academic success is doing the very best you can. We focus on the individual, not on our shop window. Everyone is valued equally. If a student is outstandingly good at something, that does not make them better than anyone else, we celebrate every child's progress, at every stage. We seek to embed resilience to overcome difficulties as a partner to enthusiasm when things go as hoped. Ellesmere College takes academic achievement very seriously, as well as the arts, music, drama and sport - we work hard to maintain a balance. We are a school that believes in High Performance Learning (HPL) – that all pupils have the ability to achieve academic success. We like students with lots of interests and enthusiasm. Ellesmere College is not a school for narrow specialists. We like students who love to have a go at new things. Ellesmere is not a school for people who hold back. We relish the rich range of personalities we have here. There is no such person as a typical Ellesmerian. Ellesmere is famously forward looking and innovative. You'll never catch this school clinging to tradition for its own sake or resting on its laurels.




Ellesmere College Ellesmere


SY12 9AB

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Training provider



Dulcie Bishop

07387 266668

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

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