IT Technician Apprenticeship

  • Job Reference: 00000179-1
  • Date Posted: 8 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Launceston College Multi Academy Trust
  • Location: Bideford, Devon
  • Salary: £4.30 Per Hour
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Are you looking for an apprenticeship opportunity? 

Bideford College have an exciting opportunity for someone to work with the IT team to gain valuable workplace experience whilst working towards a qualification. 

The role

To work in our ICT support team as a technician, mainly based at the Bideford College site, but also supporting Atlantic Academy and other schools in the Launceston College MAT. 

The role holder will:

  • Assist in ensuring an effective and efficient operation of each school/college’s network, ICT equipment and systems including completing routine maintenance of School ICT systems, backing up systems, cleaning, monitoring computer equipment and adhering to the network security processes. 
  • Provide first line support through the use of the colleges help desk system, face to face and over the phone. 
  • Provide assistance to staff and students in using the available ICT facilities. To advise on safe use the Internet, including promotion of the school website, in accordance with the College Internet Policy. 
  • Keep documentation and records up to date to ensure the smooth running of the team. 
  • Assist in regular audits stock takes of each school/college’s ICT hardware and software at the direction of the ICT Supervisor.To report any irregularities to the ICT Site Supervisor. 
  • Assist in the provision of an ICT diagnostic and repair service (as qualified) as directed, including contacting outside agencies, co-ordinating arrangements to ensure prompt and successful solutions to ICT problems. 
  • Assist with maintaining stocks of spare parts and consumables and re-ordering as directed by the ICT Site Supervisor. 

The Apprenticeship

Delivery of the apprenticeship programme will be undertaken by Petroc College. 

The apprenticeship will be delivered over a period of approximately 18 months. Following completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will receive a level 3 qualification. This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Register of IT Technicians confirming level 3 professional competence. Those completing the apprenticeship can apply for registration. 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Able to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Able to act discretely and handle sensitive information 

The Company

The Launceston College Multi Academy Trust (Trust) consists of six schools. They are Altarnun Primary, Atlantic Academy, Bideford College, Egloskerry Primary, Launceston College and Launceston Primary School (opening in September 2021). 

Our Trust aims for young people to become happy, responsible and successful by learning the knowledge, skills and values which are important for society. 

We seek applicants who are aligned to our aim and vision and have the talent and passion to deliver that vision successfully. We support all our schools with our Trust-wide leadership and management, teaching and learning, school improvement, financial, administrative, estates, safeguarding and HR expertise. 

We are looking for professional staff who can support the delivery of an exceptional education for the young people in our care. 

To apply for this job and view the full job description and person specification, please download and complete the application form from our main recruitment page at http://www.launceston-college.cornwall.sch.uk/vacancies/ 

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/it-solutions-technician-v1-0

https://www.petroc.ac.uk/courses/detail/it-solutions-technician-apprenticeship-standard/ 

Safeguarding Statement:

Launceston College Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to DBS clearance and appropriate pre-employment checks.