UK Research and Innovation

Digital Technology Apprentice - RAL Space Computer Group


UK Research and Innovation

Training Provider:


Annual wage £15,769.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
duration: 4 years
start: 1 October 2019
OX11 0QX
Degree(level 6)
Digital and Technology Solution Specialist (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
25 August 2019 (application closing date)
We are recruiting for two computing apprentices to work at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in south Oxfordshire. You will be based in the RAL Space Computer Group with computing professionals. During the apprenticeship you will work towards a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree.


What you will do in your working day

Communicate and work with fellow team members on a daily basis.
Communicate with users, scientists, engineers and management to understand their requirements.
Take an active role in both technical and non-technical meetings.
Write documentation for technical and non-technical users.
Help deploy IT services to production and help provide support after release.
Use a variety of tools and technologies used by the team to manage and develop computer services and systems.


The training you will be getting

During the apprenticeship scheme you will be exposed to a variety of IT, gaining a broad range of skills and experiences to support you as you work towards a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree. Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, one to one meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This could lead to a permanent position with great career prospects after the apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

A Level or equivalent Minimum of two A levels at grade A / 3 at C (Grade 2 X A grades or 3 x C grades) Essential
BTEC or equivalent BTEC Level 3 in Computing (or similar subject) (Grade MERIT) Essential

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