We have an exciting opportunity to join our knowledgeable and friendly IT team as an Apprentice. You will complete a level 3 qualification whilst gaining valuable skills, experience and behaviours from the workplace and team around you. Working within Sharnbrook Academy, you will be the first point of contact.

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Closing date: 06 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting at Meridian Apprentice Rate (£7 per hour) with a guaranteed rise to National minimum wage after 1 year of service.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Opportunity

  • To gain a nationally recognised qualification in IT
  • To gain valuable skills and experience in a workplace environment
  • To work with a knowledgeable and friendly team
  • To develop an understanding of IT support functions within education
  • To obtain a wealth of transferable skills
  • A dynamic and fast paced role within a school setting which provides a fantastic opportunity to learn and make a difference 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Possess outstanding communication skills and personal integrity 
  • Be a team player, with a ‘can do’ solution focused attitude 
  • Be educated to GCSE (or equivalent level) in Maths and English
  • Will be an enthusiastic and ambitious learner
  • Have an understanding of expectations in terms of time keeping, personal presentation,and attendance
    Benefits of working for us: 

As a multi-academy trust of 30 schools, Meridian Trust can provide a wide network of opportunities for collaboration and career development for both teaching and support staff. With an initial teaching training facility and a teaching hub network within our Trust, there are ample opportunities to both, get into teaching, and develop within the profession.  

As well as the above we also offer: 

  • Unlimited access to CPD via Meridian Learning  Free annual eye tests 
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support  
  • Unlimited value cycle to work scheme 

The training you will be getting

Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 qualification, which includes:

  • Functional skills in maths, English and ICT (if required)
  • You will also receive full training and support from the Just IT Apprenticeship team to increase your skills
  • Delivery method and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for permanent employent for the right candidate

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4/C and above) Essential

About the employer

Meridian Trust is a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities. Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 30 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff




Lincroft Academy

Station Road


MK43 7RE

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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

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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