ICT Apprentice

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£13,754 rising to £15,769 (in year 2)
01 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Start Date
18-24 months

ICT Apprentice


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

£13,754 rising to £15,769 (in year 2)

Full time

Fixed term (2 years)

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

About the role

If you are leaving school or college this year, this could be just the start you are looking for. We are recruiting for a Service Desk/HPC Computer Operations Apprentice position at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

The apprenticeship will take two years to complete and you will gain essential computer IT related experience and skills throughout the two-year apprenticeship. You will work towards the Level 3 Infrastructure technician apprenticeship, which will develop and expand your technical competencies including; knowledge, skills and behaviours to work within an IT role.

Working as part of the Digital Infrastructure IT Support team, you will support and maintain desktop computers, hardware, software and portable devices, whilst providing support and assistant to staff and users throughout the site.

During the second year, training will be provided working as part of the HPC (High Performance Computing) team to support management of HPC Data Centre dealing with challenges in heating, cooling and power as well as application development. 

About you

You will have a minimum of 5 GSCEs at grade C/4 or equivalent, including Maths, English and Science.

You will also have experience of PC based computer systems and applications.

An interest in Computing is essential.

Some knowledge of Microsoft Desktop products and experience configuring Smartphones would beneficial.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc250413_9654.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 15th September 2019.

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