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IT Higher Apprenticeship

Bakkavor Meals, West Marsh Road, Spalding, PE11 2BB
£17,500.00 annually
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Producing thousands of fresh, innovative, and exciting products for the shelves of supermarkets is a team effort at Bakkavor. To ensure that our food production sites can focus on creating super-duper dips, palate-pleasing pizzas and downright-delicious desserts, the IT Team works hard to ensure technology systems, platforms and networks are secure and available to allow the business to operate. Your tasks could include:
  • Install, configure, and test appropriate network components or devices securely to well-defined specifications whether physical or virtual
  • Acquire and analyse network performance data to monitor network activity
  • Optimise and maintain the performance of network systems or services in line with well-defined specification whether physical or virtual
  • Investigate and problem solve to address technical performance issues in networks to return the network to successful operation and escalate as necessary
  • Undertake upgrades to a network including physical or virtual systems
  • Ensure all network engineering activity complies with organisational policies, technical standards, Health and Safety legislation, data security requirements, professional ethics, privacy, and confidentiality
  • Deliver and manage a high-quality service under pressure

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

According to which team you join, you can expect to attain either:

The Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship standard or the Level 4 Network Engineer apprenticeship standard.

With a real job from day one, you'll make a genuine contribution to the business's delivery.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English + 3 others (Grade A* - C or 9 - 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels in any subject: (Grade A*- D) Desired

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