BSc Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Technology Services

Expiring today

Sheffield Hallam University
122, Charles Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB
£17,316.00 annually
24 Sep 2020
23 Oct 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of IT Service Management for hardware, networks, infrastructure, databases and systems that support a wide range of business and teaching activities in a large and complex organisation. You will gain experience of implementing new and changed IT and processes that support complex changes, including consultancy (Business Partner), requirements definition, Project and Programme Delivery, Architecture and IT Security.You will support the assessment and analysis of emerging technologies on the existing IT services and gain experience and an understanding of running modern, large scale IT systems and services.

This will give you valuable experience as you work alongside different teams and individuals within the group and the wider University.This offers a great opportunity to develop the skills required by professional services staff within Higher Education.You will develop strong communication, business and project management skills equipping you to embark on a career in Higher Education.

Throughout the three years you will receive development support including a full induction, guidance from a senior mentor, feedback and training opportunities.

Commencing in January 2021, the core elements of the Degree Apprenticeship are as follows:
  • An bespoke induction
  • Rotation across different areas of Digital Technology Services
  • Ongoing training support including completion of the BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (IT Consultant) Degree Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment
  • Reviews / appraisals to evaluate learning, development and performance
  • Mentoring support throughout

Responsibilities include:
  • Perform technical process improvement tasks in a range of environments to solve business problems
  • Present optimised solutions to improve business process and workflows through improved technology
  • Recommend options based upon risks, costs vs benefits, and impact on other business processes
  • Participate in walk-throughs for IT, to identify and document key risks within a client's organisation
  • Support training of end-users in preparation for system activation
  • Evaluate the success of a new system, process initiative, etc.

Your specific project responsibilities will be allocated at the start of each academic year. Successful progression is dependent on meeting all the objectives as set out in your training plan.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office package
  • Excellent planning and organisations skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Ability to analyse and identify opportunities to improve processes
  • Ability to work independently, without supervision
  • Demonstrates a positive approach, with an interest in/commitment to the HE sector

Desired qualifications

GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at, level 2, grade C or grade 4, or above.

112 UCAS points from A-Levels or Level 3 BTEC (including IT or Computer Science) or completion of a Level 3 IT apprenticeship.

Please note this information is based on the new UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from Sept 2017.

Future prospects

Higher and degree apprenticeships can be for anyone, not just school-leavers, and are an effective way for both existing staff and new starters to work and learn at any stage. On completion of this apprenticeship you will be awarded a BSc degree, so it is a greatopportunity to study while you work.

Things to consider

Equality, diversity and inclusion are essential to our academic and business strengths.We believe that excellence comes through recognising the value of each individual.

Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

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