Apprentice Technician University of Salford

Are you ready to kickstart a dynamic career in technology? Do you have a passion for problem-solving and a desire to learn from industry experts? The Apprentice Technician (AT) will assist the Tech Lead and technical team members in all activities relating to the use of technology in school activities including VR, Esports and Media Studio.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm but open to discussion. Some weekend working in case of open days etc. but this is infrequent.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Activities that you could be involved in include:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Recruitment activities
  • Business as usual and personal computing, social media and other IT/digital based activity

The AT will ensure school resources are functioning appropriately, and will either fix or report problems as appropriate:

  • Simulation suite rooms
  • Media Suite
  • Esports lounge/lab
  • VR headsets
  • Broadcast equipment (inc cameras, lights, production equipment)

The AT will help arrange and supervise Bodyswaps virtual reality sessions, tasks to include:

  • Headset maintenance and development of expert use knowledge
  • Session administration and facilitation

The AT will help Events officers set up and manage technical equipment during:

  • Open days and other recruitment events (including off-campus Tech Truck and other activities)
  • Special lectures
  • School activities

The training you will be getting

Through the training provider, CSR Scientific Training, you will undertake a Level 3 Education Technician Apprenticeship which will include: 

  • Fully recognised apprenticeship qualification - Level 3 Education Technician
  • On-the-job competency training
  • IOSH Working Safely qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to apply for a permanent position at the University

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 3 more subjects (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the working environment, applicants must be aged 18 or over.

About the employer

Situated in the heart of Greater Manchester's dynamic business and technological sector, Salford Business School offers practical knowledge, forward-looking skills and expert insights to nurture our learners and support industries. We are proud to collaborate with a wide range of businesses, from SMEs to large multinationals, fostering growth and productivity. Our broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate business, accounting and law programmes equip learners for a digitally evolving world. We promote innovative thinking for creative solutions and emphasise real-world learning and personalised support, preparing you for whatever the future brings.


University of Salford


5th Floor

Maxwell Building


M5 4WT

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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


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Apprenticeship standard

Education technician (he assistant technician and simulation-based 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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