IT Hardware Technician Apprentice 1ST TECHNOLOGIES LTD

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Hardware Technician Apprentice to join our dynamic team! You will assemble computer systems, including desktops, workstations, and servers, based on provided configurations and specifications.

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

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    All details will be confirmed upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Install hardware components such as CPUs, RAM, storage drives, graphics cards, and motherboards.
  • Connect and organise cables neatly within the systems to optimise airflow and aesthetics.
  • Conduct quality control checks to ensure all assembled systems meet the company's standards and customer requirements.
  • Carry out thorough testing to ensure proper functionality and performance.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose any issues that may arise and resolve them promptly.
  • Update firmware and BIOS to ensure the hardware is running at optimal performance and security levels.
  • Perform operating system installations, updates, and configurations.
  • Maintain accurate records of the assembly and refurbishment process, including any modifications made and issues encountered.
  • Work closely and offer support to other departments and respond to urgent requests.
  • Stay up to date with the latest computer hardware and technology trends to suggest improvements and enhance product offerings.
  • Follow safety protocols and guidelines to create a safe working environment.

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

Why choose our Cloud Network Specialist apprenticeship? 

QA’s Cloud Network Specialist Level 3 Apprenticeship provides a solid foundation in installing network cabling and hardware. A Cloud Network Specialist’s role is both desk-based and involves visits to clients' premises to resolve issues. Apart from installing network cabling and hardware, they may also be required to assist in the deployment and management of cloud-based services. 

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

  • Follow a cloud-first curriculum, covering on-premise and cloud-enabled networking
  • Learn about core networking principles, including network addressing, cloud, virtualisation and security
  • Understand the principles, hardware, protocols and services that form part of on-premise, cloud and hybrid network architectures
  • Train with QA – the largest and leading provider for both Microsoft and AWS training
  • Learn technical content that aligns to, and is relevant to, employers and the market
  • Learn about DevOps methodologies and the fundamentals of databases and data migration

Tools and technologies learned: Learners will learn to use Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will benefit from

  • Performance-based incentives.
  • 22 days holiday increasing to 25 days over 5 years of service plus public holidays.
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development.
  • Regular reviews and annual appraisals.
  • Group life assurance and employee assistance programme.
  • Employee discounts on company products and services.
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Tech, Cycle to Work, Electric Vehicle and Cashback schemes
  • Great company events

Career development: 

At 1st Technologies, we believe in fostering talent and providing opportunities for self-development and career growth. We have built great relationships with a network of training providers and depending on your skills and interests, this role could open doors to opportunities such as team leadership, inventory management, sales, customer support, or product marketing.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Non judgemental


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

About the employer

At 1st Technologies, we take pride in being a market-leading IT refurbishing company, dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective, and sustainable IT solutions. As the demand for cutting-edge technology continues to grow, we need skilled professionals to assemble and configure our custom-built systems, ensuring top-notch performance and customer satisfaction.








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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: 03 Nov 2023