IT Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £7,826.00
35.0 hours per week TBC upon interview.
15 months (duration)
29 November 2021(start date)
Information communications technician (apprenticeship standard)
15 November 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is a great opportunity to join an expanding Multi-Academy Education Trust (MAT) in North Worcestershire as an IT apprentice and to benefit from a structured apprenticeship training programme along with on the job experience.

Responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. To undertake a development programme leading to a National Vocational Qualification as part of an apprenticeship
  2. To actively participate in their own development plan which will be agreed with the line manager and the assessor from the training provider
  3. To take part in meetings, supervision, training as requested by the line manager
  4. As directed, undertake a work programme in the IT Support department to develop practical skills and knowledge of technical support duties, including (but not limited to):
  • Learn about the hardware and software used in school in order to;
  • Deal with day to day staff and student IT problems; log issues and communicate with staff and students about progress
  • Assist the Network Manager in operating the IT resources of the school in the short and medium term to ensure they are used efficiently and effectively
  • Promote the use of IT in the school
  • Assist the Network Manager in keeping an inventory of School IT and other resources

The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school as may be reasonably expected, without changing the general character of duties or level of responsibility entailed. 

Future Prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Reality Check

Holiday Allowance:

  • 5 Weeks plus bank holidays

Additional Information

  1. Candidates recommended for appointment will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire and may be required to undergo a medical examination. 
  2. Candidates recommended for appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks and DBS clearance.

Important Information: 

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. 

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years. 

Skills Required

  • Excellent IT skills and aptitude for work in this field
  • Good verbal communication skills and ability to interact with students and staff
  • Ability to follow spoken and written instructions
  • Willingness and ability to respond positively to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Sense of humour and positive, “can do” attitude 
  • Enthusiastic, committed to the work involved and completing the apprenticeship qualification
  • Interest in pursuing a career in IT

Qualities Required

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Ability to follow spoken and written instructions
  • Willingness and ability to respond positively to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Sense of humour and positive, “can do” attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic, committed to the work involved and completing the apprenticeship qualification

Qualifications Required

Entry requirements:

You need to have 5 GCSE’s:

  • Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades D or above
  • 3x GCSE’s grade A-C in any other subject

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

Find out more here.

https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/UKQRS/Default.aspx

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

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