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Apprentice digital solutions architect BLACKLION MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED

Are you a neuro-diverse well-presented techie at heart who wants to be part of designing the digital future of our homes and businesses? The world needs more people to take an active role in designing and architecting the technology that makes modern life possible. Our founder has done this for over 25 years in 5 countries and wants to pass it on.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm - with some evening and weekend work potentially required evolving to flex-time as you progress through your training.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will be working directly with the founder of Blacklion Management Services. Work will vary tremendously across the full spectrum of Information Communications Technology infrastructure architecture and design. Day-to-day tasks will range from

  • contributing to high-level enterprise architecture
  • contributing to systems design (high-level design documents)
  • contributing to customer presentations (PPT)
  • technical support for smart-home technology
  • technical demonstrations and "proofs-of-concept"

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be earning a Level 3 diploma as an IT Solutions Technician

IT Solutions Technicians develop, implement and
maintain complete IT Solutions, including; servers,
networks, operating systems, middleware and

Core skills include; requirements gathering, solution
development, testing, implementation and support. This
can be in both traditional or modern ‘DevOps’ style

You'll be training online with a small number of in-person training days over a mix of one-day-per-week and occasional block release. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following this apprenticeship, you'll be able to either progress into a hands-on technical role or continue your training as a solutions architect. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Computer Science (Grade 6) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Design & Technology (Grade 6) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Physics (Grade 6) Desired

Things to consider

Being an infrastructure architect in the ICT space will require someone with an innate curiosity for how digital technology works. This is something that cannot be taught. The candidate needs to be the kind of person who has been taking things apart since childhood to see how they tick!

About the employer

We are a small consultancy specialising in digital infrastructure and property management, bringing these things together to help create smarter buildings and more effective businesses and governments for Britain's future. We have a collective experience of over 100 years and work with some of the largest names in telecom, enterprise and UK government.





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Apprenticeship standard

IT solutions technician

Level 3 (A level)

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