As an Information Technician Apprentice at our engineering firm, you will immerse yourself in essential tech domains: systems, networks, databases, virtualisation, and support. Gain real-world experience in a business environment, while collaborating and innovating to propel your career in IT.

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

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Every second Friday afternoon off work. • Company supported training.

    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 8am - 5pm with a 40 minute break each day. Every other Friday will be a half day.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • First line support for all employees via email, teams, whatsapp and helpdesk.
  • Second line support. 
  • Diagnose and solve problems for users.
  • Escalate issues to IT Director as required
  • Setting up for new employees, including creation of accounts, deployment of laptops and mobile phones.
  • Administering Sharepoint sites for departments
  • Help to develop IT systems, including increasing automation
  • Finding new and better software etc
  • Work with Cyber security in mind
  • Make improvement suggestions in any IT area
  • Work with business intelligence, using database and reporting tools to generate reports

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship Standard.
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completing the IT Apprentice role at our engineering firm, you will have a strong foundation to progress as a full-time IT Technician within our company. Beyond our organisation, opportunities in the broader IT industry include roles such as Network Administrator, Database Administrator, Virtualisation Engineer, and more.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's, including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

• You will be expected to work primarily at a desk on a computer and manage screen breaks. • You will occasionally have to work with computer hardware such as fitting network cards or additional ram to desktop or laptop computers. • You could work from home 1 day a week if this is beneficial for you. • Opportunity to become a Fire Warden or First Aider (and/or Mental Health First Aider) with training.

About the employer

Our aim is to be your most proactive, trusted engine maintenance partner. We are based in Colchester, but have an Aberdeen Office as well as remote workers and service engineers who are based offsite. We have 65 employees. We run 5 additional divisions, including: Bartech Parts Supply, Bartech Turbos, Bartech Propulsion and Bartech Control Systems. The role will cover support for all of these divisions.








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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024