Excellent opportunity to work for A multi-academy trust consisting of three secondary academies; students aged 11 – 16 years. Currently have 250 employees and 2000 students. We are looking for an apprentice to support the rollout of iPads to students. The role will advance the use of mobile learning technologies in the academy.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    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

    37 hours per week – Monday to Friday. Typical working pattern: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm (Mon – Thurs), 8.00 am – 3.30 pm (Fri) taking a lunch break of 30 minutes.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To help lead a successful rollout of iPads, developing and documenting a suitable framework for use across the MAT
  • Promote innovative uses of iPads in a teaching and learning environment
  • To support all staff and students in the use of ICT
  • To assist the Senior ICT technician
  • To help maintain ICT equipment
  • To respond to ‘call outs’ from staff
  • To carry out routine maintenance and repair of ICT equipment including replacement of consumables and cleaningTo assist with
  • the training of staff and students in the use of iOS, selected apps and any other associated ICT
  • To help maintain internet facilities and other learning technology for curriculum use
  • To produce and present support materials for staff and students
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

The training you will be getting

  • Comprehensive introductory modules to technical concepts
    Level 3 Information Communications Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Training for all pathways of your IT career (support technician, network technician, digital communications technician)
  • Specialising in a portfolio of evidence for the Support Technician pathway
  • e-learning training materials
  • Bi-weekly virtual classroom training on all options of the apprenticeships;
  • Access to virtual labs to develop technical competency
  • Monthly work-based coaches visits and competency checks 9 am
    – 5 pm Support desk for technical support
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Key Skills development
  • Option for vendor and technical certificates- e.g. CompTIA
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This is a great opportunity for you to develop skills that will enhance your networking career. On passing your Primary Goal apprenticeship, you will gain professional recognition for the Register of IT Technician (RITTech)
  • We also offer a progressive step in some cases, onto our Level 4 Network Engineer apprenticeship programme

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, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Newcastle Academy believes that providing students with a wide range of opportunities of all kinds (sporting, cultural, creative, academic, etc.) enriches the lives of our young people and helps us to drive up standards. We also know that the Pastoral support that we provide ensures that our students are guided sensitively through the varying stages of their secondary education. Opportunities at Newcastle Academy have never been greater. The challenge of preparing young people for adulthood has never been more demanding or exciting. Together we can ensure each student leaves us as an educated, articulate, young adult prepared to embrace our wonderful world.


Newcastle Academy


Gallowstree Lane

The Westlands

Newcastle Under Lyme


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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


Isha Amin-Patel

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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