The Apprentice will be an important part of the IT team.  The school is increasingly dependent on its IT systems working properly and efficiently. He/she will be responsible for system wide technical support including: workstations, laptops, printers, audio-visual, telecoms and printing. And working alongside pupils and teachers in the IT suites.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality customer focused technical support and training to non-teaching and teaching staff and to pupils, including 1:1 iPad training and assisting with INSET training where appropriate 
  • Install and maintain computer hardware, workstations, laptops, audio/visual equipment and peripherals  
  • Assist with the expansion of the school network infrastructure including switches, cabling and wireless network equipment 
  • Software installation, maintenance and upgrading in line with the school development policy 
  • Report any detected breach of the school’s IT acceptable use policy to the IT Network Manager 
  • Work on new projects beneficial to the IT environment 
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties assigned by the Network Manager 

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not exhaustive and may be varied from time-to-time in consultation with the post holder.

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?


  • Free school lunch
  • Access to swimming pool - outside of term time 
  • Friendly, supportive working environment

Future prospects: 

Apprentices may have the opportunity to acquire a permanent role at the end of their apprenticeship or to advance to a further apprenticeship or to move on to another role elsewhere. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Office 365 experience


GCSE or equivalent any subject -- x3 (Grade 4+ (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential

Things to consider

Equal Opportunities: Beechwood Park is an equal opportunities employer and we aim for our staff to reflect the diversity of our local community. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, religions and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

About the employer

Beechwood Park School is an independent day and flexi-boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13./ Beechwood  nurtures, engages and inspires its pupils, developing their confidence and independence, establishing in them the skills that prepare them for a future life and love of learning.








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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: 16 Oct 2023