Apprentice ICT Technician SHERBORNE SCHOOL

One of England’s oldest schools, with some of the latest technology. Come and be a part of the ICT Services team and enjoy working and learning with us. The role will include delivering efficient operation and control of the IT equipment/systems.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 8.00am - 4.00pm all year round.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Checking the cloud based Antivirus platform for non-compliant devices and escalating any anomalies to our team of technicians
  • Assisting our 1st line support technician with monitoring of helpdesk requests
  • Checking the computer suites and fleet of exams laptops to ensure all are maintained and in constant good working order
  • Working on site with Infrastructure, Systems and Service technicians to learn about what goes on behind the scenes of the school’s ICT services provisions
  • Assisting boys with onboarding BYOD devices to the school’s wi-fi and troubleshooting connectivity issues
  • Supporting staff with classroom-based technology (Interactive Panel, Surface, Dock, etc.)
  • Supporting staff with setting up for presentations
  • Assisting with the daily print jobs in reprographics and ensuring the copiers around the school sites have an adequate stock of consumables and stationery
  • Assisting with numerous other aspects of supporting the school with the use technology

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

The apprenticeship training is delivered 100% in the workplace with regular meetings with a Yeovil College Assessor. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Information Communications Technician standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Information Communications Technician Level 3 qualification. Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, progression onto a Level 4 IT apprenticeship with another employer would be a natural progression.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

The apprenticeship is based at Sherborne School but this includes our Preparatory School and International School sites within Sherborne. You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Everyone involved in Sherborne’s community agrees: it is a special place, with an ethos all of its own. That is partly a result of our unique setting. It is as if history seeps from the golden stones of our buildings, giving our boys a profound sense that they are part of a living tradition. But there is more to our distinctiveness than this. We are committed to providing an all-boys, full-boarding, education that is shaped for the twenty-first century. In this way, we create the time and space to nurture our boys’ dispositions and prepare them for the future.




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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins


Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

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