IT Solutions Technician Apprenticeship - The Gryphon School Sherborne Area Schools' Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced IT Support team within our multi-academy trust. Under the direction of the Head of IT, you will undertake tasks relating to the management, maintenance and development of all ICT equipment.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 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 - Thursday, 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Install new software and hardware
  • Secure, security code and ensure the safe set up of new equipment
  • Set up equipment such as laptops, data projectors, interactive whiteboards, sound systems and other specialist equipment, ensuring that systems are ready for use and operating correctly
  • Deliver hardware and resources to work areas and classrooms as required
  • Perform basic diagnostic routines
  • Work to and give guidance to others on the SAST ICT
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Perform checks to ensure broadband connectivity is maintained
    Detect, diagnose and resolve most PC, printer and peripheral device faults
  • Promote and adhere to safe working routines and health and safety procedures within the department and the school including risk assessments
  • Ensure the safe disposal of obsolete equipment, used consumables and waste materials in line with recognised procedures and legal requirements
  • Team Player
  • The Apprentice ICT Technician needs to work as part of a wider Trust team and is expected to work effectively and collaboratively with all colleagues in delivering service excellence and contributing positively to School life
  • To demonstrate commitment and reliability through good attendance and time keeping
  • To work flexibly and undertake duties of an equivalent nature that may be required by the Head of IT Services from time to time
  • To demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of SAST and its values
  • To continuously improve their own and team’s performance achieved through CPD, self- assessment and feedback, working collaboratively with each other and contributing good ideas and solutions
  • To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people within the Trust

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

  • 18 months expected duration to complete, working towards your Level 3 Information Communication Technician Qualification
  • All learning is delivered online/ remote

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time position to be considered upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


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

About the employer

The Gryphon School is a Church of England secondary school with academy status for 11 to 18-year-olds in Sherborne, Dorset, England. The school has been the largest member of the Academy Trust "Sherborne Area Schools' Trust" since June 2017.


Sherborne Area Schools' Trust


Bristol Road




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Training provider



Owen MacKinnon

Apprenticeship standard

IT solutions technician

Level 3 (A level)

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