IT Apprentice (Watford Grammar School For Girls) WATFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Assisting staff in general with ICT and AV equipment. Install and maintain computer hardware, clients, laptops, audio/visual equipment and peripherals. Level 3 apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Updating the asset register of the IT hardware.
  • Working with the rest of the IT Team and reporting network problems.
  • Arranging repairs and replacements as necessary.
  • To monitor sites printer consumable levels.
  • Update and develop personal knowledge and skills as necessary.
  • To work in an autonomous manner, striving towards a zero-defect environment using predictive maintenance procedures.
  • To also work with a degree of flexibility in the understanding that some work may need to take place outside of school hours.
  • Any other task as may be reasonably requested by a member of the Leadership Team, the Network Manager or the IT Strategic Lead.

The training you will be getting

  • Information communications technician.
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 3 Information Communications Technician, with training in how to:

  • Efficiently operate and control your ICT infrastructure – physical or virtual hardware, software, network services and data storage.
  • Use infrastructure management tools to automate the provisioning, testing, deployment, and monitoring of infrastructure components.
  • Prioritise systems support tasks and monitor and maintaining system performance.
  • Maintain regulatory, legal, and professional standards.
  • Support the information systems needs for your business.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Knowledge of Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Knowledge of IT hardware, Good time keeping, Calm under pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Watford Grammar School for Girls is a single gender partially selective secondary school for 1400 students. The diverse student body reflects the multi ethnic community of the Watford area and are well motivated, behaved and focused. The curriculum has an academic focus, was judged Outstanding in 2008 by Ofsted, achieved the highest Progress 8 score in Hertfordshire and according to The Sunday Times is the highest achieving school of its type in England and Wales.




Watford Grammar School For Girls Lady's Close


WD18 0AE

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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


Rachel Harati


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

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