Apprentice IT Technician Loughborough Amherst School

This position is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, hardworking and reliable person to begin a career and gain experience in an operational IT role within The Loughborough Schools Foundation. The role will involve assisting with system upgrades, installing software and new devices and maintaining and fixing existing IT equipment.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Any additional hours worked will be paid. A work laptop will be issued. School lunches are available during term-time.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 – 17:30 with a 1-hour break for lunch. Occasional evening and weekend work for events and open days.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include working closely with staff and students to understand and resolve faults such as:

  • Assisting with system upgrades
  • Installing software and new devices
  • Maintaining and fixing existing IT equipment
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Learning skills such as networking, server management, software lifecycle management, hardware repair, change management and other industry best practices
  • You must enjoy working closely with people and solving problems that can be complex
  • Practical knowledge of computer hardware and software would be an advantage. Any experience with Apple iOS devices such as iPads would also be useful

Applicants must be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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

Level 3 Information Communications Technician:


End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • End-point assessment (EPA) is the final stage that an apprentice goes through to complete their Apprenticeship
  • The Apprentice must show their learning to an independent end-point assessor and the grades available are distinction, pass or fail
  • The EPA will include: Project with Questionnaire & Portfolio Interview

Delivery Method:

  • Our delivery model includes a 1 day per week college attendance for training and development of skills, knowledge and behaviours and 1:1 support from your trainer assessor in the workplace and will include assignments, work-based company projects and self-study

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you would be qualified for the role of IT Technician in a range of organisations. Loughborough Schools has run a well-established IT apprentice programme. Some graduates of the programme for on a permanent basis. Several of our previous apprentices are now senior members of the team, whilst others have progressed to Network and Systems roles with other employers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Technical Subject (Computing/Engineering/Design) (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

This Apprentice IT Technician will join an established Information & Network Services team at The Loughborough Schools Foundation. We are dedicated to creating an environment where every pupil has the opportunity for long term academic, spiritual and moral development within a challenging but happy environment. We encourage and challenge every pupil to become the very best version of themselves and aim to help parents in their task of nurturing confident, compassionate and happy young people. The placement will commence at The Amherst School, and will rotate as required to the other three schools within the Loughborough campus, which together support over 2,000 pupils and some 750 staff.


Loughborough Amherst School


Gray Street


LE11 2DZ

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Training provider



Sophia Cleaver

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

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