Macintyre Academies

IT Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Macintyre Academies (Employer)

Bc Arch Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,240.00
38.0 hours per week Monday 08:15 - 16:45. Tuesday to Thursday 08:15 - 16:30. Friday 08:15 - 15:30.
15 months (duration)
7 December 2020(start date)
Infrastructure technician (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
4 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

MacIntyre Academies are currently looking for an IT Apprentice to work closely with the outsourced IT provider to assist the Business Manager/SLT with all IT activities within the school in conjunction with the Trust Business Manager for Trust wide IT matters.

Responsibilities

MacIntyre Academies are currently looking for an IT Apprentice to work closely with the outsourced IT provider to assist the Business Manager/SLT with all IT activities within the school in conjunction with the Trust Business Manager for Trust wide IT matters.

IT Apprentice Key Responsibilities:

  • To work both independently and as part of a team; competently demonstrating an ability to communicate both in writing and orally at all levels, using a range of tools and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
  • To demonstrate the necessary skills and behaviours to securely operate across all platforms and areas of responsibilities in line with internal MAT guidance and external legislation
  • To effectively operate the remote infrastructure which includes a range of mobile devices and securely add them to a network in accordance with organisations policies and procedures
  • To effectively record, analyse and communicate data at the appropriate level using the MAT standard tools and processes
  • To apply structured techniques to common and non-routine problems for effective problem solving, test methodologies, troubleshoot and analyse problems by selecting the digitally appropriate tools and techniques and obtain the relevant logistical support as required
  • To work flexibly and demonstrate the ability to work under pressure to progress allocated tasks in accordance with our internal reporting and quality systems
  • To interpret and follow IT legislation to ensure secure and professional work within the Trust
  • To optimise the performance of hardware, software and Network Systems and services in line with business requirements

IT Apprentice Knowledge and Skills

  • To have the ability to explain the correct processes associated with WEEE (the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive)
  • To understand and apply the basic elements and architecture of computer systems
  • To understand where to apply the relevant numerical skills e.g. Binary
  • To understand the relevant networking skills necessary to maintain a secure network
  • To understand the similarities, differences and benefits of the current Operating Systems available
  • To have the ability to operate remotely and how to deploy and securely integrate mobile devices
  • To have a working knowledge of Cloud and Cloud Services
  • To understand the importance of disaster recovery and how a disaster recovery plan works and their role within it
  • To understand the similarities and differences between a range of coding and logic
  • To have a working knowledge of a range of cabling and connectivity, various types of antenna, wireless systems and IT test equipment
  • To understand maintenance processes and apply them in working practices
  • To understand and apply the basic elements and architecture of computer systems

Additional Duties:

  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people in the school by being familiar with and aware of the School’s Safeguarding and protection issues, procedures and guidelines and to adhere to them at all times
  • To bring to the attention of a senior colleague any matter of concern over the wellbeing, safety or safeguarding of a person we support
  • To be aware of your responsibilities in accordance with the current Health and Safety at Work Act
  • To be aware of your responsibilities in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and be familiar with the content of the MAT Data Protection Policy, Acceptable use of ICT Policy, Password Policy and any other associated policies and procedures

Future Prospects

96% of Arch Apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary go up immediately post-apprenticeship!

Reality Check

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself:

  • Do I live close enough to CV22 5PE that I could commute there and back every day?
  • Do I meet the qualifications required for this role?
  • Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months?
  • Do I want to work in the IT industry and have I researched into it?

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • To successfully complete the IT Apprenticeship and work closely with the training provider and Multi Academy Trust
  • To have a working knowledge of business IT skills relevant to the Trust
  • Previous IT Experience within personal/education environment
  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility for actions
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment
  • Commitment to the aims of the Academies working together as a Trust and achieving high standards
  • Self-motivated with drive, initiative and high degree of pro-activity.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Commitment to working as a positive and constructive team member, with ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Confidentiality and diplomacy
  • Strategic and analytical thinking
  • Flexible and adaptable to the role
  • Sensitive to the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities and an attitude towards others based on respect, dignity and equality
  • Able to participate in an on call emergency rota for out of hour’s maintenance issues to include weekends

Qualifications Required

English and maths GCSEs or equivalents at grade C (4) or above.

Training Provided

  • Standard: IT Infrastructure Technician (Level 3 apprenticeship)
  • ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills if required 
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