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ICT Technician Apprentice Wolverley C E Secondary School

Wolverley CE Secondary School has a newly created role which needs to be filled immediately. As an ICT Technician apprentice, you will report to and be mentored by the Network Manager. On a day-to-day basis you will support the provision, maintenance, installation and support services to cover all ICT needs within school.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £178.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 16:00

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    22 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001839957

  • Positions

    1 available

The school is looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic ICT Technician Apprentice.

This is a great opportunity to work as part of the school’s support staff team in this highly popular and successful school of students aged between 11-18 years old.

You will support the maintenance & management of ICT related functions of the school under the leadership of the Network Manager. You will also be required to work on other local school sites.

The role is ideal for those new to the profession, seeking to pursue a career in IT. This appointment will be critical in assisting with the school’s ICT functions to deliver an excellent network of hardware and software which will improve school effectiveness. This role will be a key first step for those professionals wanting to develop their skills and broaden their ICT knowledge and experience to help develop their professional career.

Key Tasks, with the full support of the Network Manager are:

  • Work alongside the schools Network Manager to continually develop the ICT infrastructure of the school
  • Ensure that all servers, computers and other ICT equipment is maintained in full working order, repairing or organising repair of defective items when necessary
  • Support with Health & Safety related considerations linked to ICT systems i.e. PAT Testing
  • Ensure that software is upgraded and installed as necessary and that appropriate licences are purchased
  • Install and configure new hardware and software when appropriate
  • Identify problems and find solutions either in-house or through external advice and services to keep all software and hardware fully operational
  • Provide support to users of the school’s Management Information System and other administrative software
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of all ICT equipment
  • Assist in the ongoing management of the school app (Parentmail)
  • Ensure that both school website and Intranet are kept up to date
  • Provide advice and training to individual staff and students as required on specific issues
  • Provide occasional specific training to groups of staff by negotiation with the Network Manager
  • Support with the schools’ compliances, such as GDPR To provide support for the wider community of the school including, but not limited to: Local primary schools Partner organisations Community users
  • Undertake the necessary training associated with the post

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of desktop, laptop and mobile devices
  • Desirable: Advanced understandings and practical experience with PC hardware and software
  • Good level of ICT skill in personal use
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to follow instruction and complete set tasks independently, seeking help and advice when needed
  • Willingness to support the Christian ethos and character of the school
  • Personal qualities which enable successful relationships to be built with students, colleagues, parents, governors
  •  Integrity, sound professional judgement, ability to maintain confidentiality and loyalty
  •  Drive, enthusiasm and willingness to initiate and contribute to new developments
  • Willingness to participate in relevant training and development
  • Willingness to operate as part of a team, carrying out tasks beyond the envisaged job description when occasion demands Ability to work under pressure
  • A friendly approach

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 4 X GCSEs grades 9-4 (A-C) including English and Maths 

Desirable: An A-Level or higher education qualification related to ICT

Future prospects

Excellent progression opportunities within the school. A permanent position will be considered upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
 


About the employer

Wolverley CE Secondary is a friendly, successful and ambitious school where:

  • High standards are consistently pursued
  • Students and staff enjoy learning in a disciplined environment
  • An expectation of good behaviour and respect is the norm
  • A culture of collaboration and innovations prevails
  • Change is embraced for continuous improvement

We offer:

  • Rewarding career opportunities
  • Excellent high quality training and development at all career stages
  • Good facilities and access to new technologies

Employer

Wolverley C E Secondary School

Address

Wolverley C Of E Secondary School, Blakeshall Lane, Wolverley

KIDDERMINSTER

DY11 5XQ

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Training

Training provider

TDM Wyre Academy

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Development Manager Ltd

Contact

Beth Newton beth.newton@tdm.co.uk

Information Communication Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Qualification together with on site training by the employer.
  • For those starting at Advanced (Level 3), the expected duration would be eighteen months plus 4 months End point assessment stage)
  • There is an opportunity to progress on to the Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4) and ultimately on to a Degree Apprenticeship.

Knowledge Areas Include:

  • Hardware and Networking
  • Software and Security
  • ICT Administration

Apprenticeship standard

Information communications technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Jun 2022