IT Apprentice The Co-operative Academies Trust

Join our team at Co-op Academies Trust as an IT Support Apprentice and gain valuable experience while working towards a Level 3 qualification in an IT-related subject.  As an apprentice, you will provide assistance and advice to staff and students, ensuring the smooth operation of hardware and software systems used within our academies. Maintain and troubleshoot hardware and software used by staff and pupils.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £21,189 - £21,969 per annum.

  • Working week

    Details to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the IT Team in providing assistance and advice to staff and students 
  • Assist in the setup of equipment for lessons and educational activities 
  • Educate staff and students on the use of IT within the academy 
  • Learn and gain qualifications in supporting a modern, cloud-based educational IT environment, such as Google Educator Level 1

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

Why choose our Azure Cloud Support Specialist apprenticeship? 

  • The new Microsoft Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 programme has been designed in partnership with Microsoft to build Azure cloud capabilities in your organisation
  • This new Microsoft apprenticeship is part of QA's drive to support Microsoft’s Get On 2021 campaign, a five-year initiative to help 1.5 million people build careers in technology and help 300,000 connect to tech job opportunities

QA’s Azure Cloud Support Specialist Level 3 apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to: 

  • Learn on-premise and cloud-enabled technologies and services
  • Learn technical content that aligns to and is relevant to employers and the market
  • Gain an Azure Fundamentals Qualification and a Microsoft 365 fundamentals qualification
  • Get an introduction to Windows, Linux and PowerShell 
  • Tools and technologies learned: Learners will learn to use Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows 10, AWS, Linux, PowerShell

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There are excellent opportunities for personal and career development within Co-op Academies Trust
  • Previous apprentices have moved onto higher apprenticeship opportunities within the Business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Working to instruction, Relationship building, Enthusiasm, Working flexibly


GCSE or equivalent 3 of any subject (Grade 4+ (A - C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential

Things to consider

Important information: QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

About the employer

At Co-op Academies Trust, we are committed to providing outstanding education based on co-operative values within the heart of the community.  Join our talented staff team and become part of a successful partnership of schools dedicated to raising educational ambitions in the communities we serve.


The Co-operative Academies Trust


Haycliffe Lane



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2023