An exciting opportunity has arisen, for a technically minded individual to join an IT Support business, based in Newington, Folkestone. If you are practical minded and possess a flair for IT, then we want to hear from you!

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00

    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 to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000199099

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General overview of day-to-day role:

  • You will be taught to test, diagnose and repair electronic devices including but not limited to mobile phones, tablets, laptops, Macbooks and games consoles.
  • Repairs will be carried out using appropriate tools e.g. multi-meter, battery tester, test software, etc.
  • Use of testing equipment to locate defective components of circuitry and making any necessary repairs.
  • Repair diagnosed faults whether replacing mechanical parts or removng & re-soldering parts.
  • Carry out testing to ensure the repair carried out has fixed the initial fault & that there are no other defects with the device.

 

IT Software:

  • Fault finding - memory upgrades, software updates, copying data etc.

 

IT Hardware:

  • Replace screens, keyboards, motherboards, casings, chassis etc.

 

Phones/tablets:

  • Repairs to mechanical component replacements such as displays, cameras, batteries, charging ports, buttons etc and resolving software issues.

 

Games Consoles:

  • Fault finding, hardware replacement, screens, charging ports, buttons etc.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately record all work completed on each job sheet and make sure the office stock list is up to date.
  • Be responsible and take ownership for all devices allocated to you.
  • Contribute to a safe working environment and raise health and safety concerns in a timely manner.
  • Feedback to Andy any issues or delays with repairs that have been allocated to you in order for the business to be able to resolve these issues and set customer expectations.
  • General housekeeping in office to ensure high standards are consistently maintained.

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

On the apprentice’s successful completion of the End Point Assessment, the apprentice will receive the following:

Level 3 IT Solutions Technician Apprenticeship Certification
This apprenticeship is recognised for entry into the Register of IT Technicians and those completing their apprenticeships are eligible to apply for registration.

The classroom training for the IT Solutions Technician comprises of 4 modules. The apprentice will attend the training in an online classroom with their designated JBC trainer.

When the classroom training takes place will be agreed upon at the Induction meeting between Employer, Apprentice and JBC Skills Trainer/Mentor. We advise a bi-monthly approach to each module.

Full days will be required on the training weeks, and the apprentice must be in a quiet, suitable environment for learning to take place.

This can either be in the workplace or at home. The class sizes are small (Max 10 learners) so that discussions and assessments can take place between apprentices, peers, and trainers.

The 4 IT Solutions Technician Modules are:

Methodologies and Principles (5 Days).
IT Core (5 Days).
Software or Hardware (5 Days) – Depending on the pathway taken and agreed upon at the start.
Security and Legislation (5 Days).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time role after successful completion of the apprenticeship


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Desired skills and personal qualities: Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Good understanding of computer systems, mobile devices and other tech products. Personal Characteristics: • Be able to demonstrate a practical mind set and have shown past interest in Computers & IT through schoolwork or outside hobbies and interests. • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as good written and oral communication skills. • You will need to be self-motivated, committed and hardworking and be able to work under supervised conditions, as part of a team and also on your own initiative. • Excellent level of spoken and written English

About the employer

A modern repair company offering a professional, flexible and discrete service to private and B2B customers. We provide a quick turnaround yet not compromising on quality of work. All our work is guaranteed.

Employer

WHY NOT FIX LTD

Address

Unit 32A, Folkestone Enterprise Centre

Shearway Business Park, Shearway Road

Folkestone

CT19 4RH

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Training

Training provider

JBC SKILLS TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

Dulcie Bishop

Dulcie.bishop@jbcmail.com

Apprenticeship standard

IT solutions technician

Level 3 (A level)


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