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Infrastructure Technician Apprentice

Employer
QA Ltd
Location
LS27 0PD, Leeds
Salary
£8,775 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Dec 2021

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Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
12-18 months
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Employer description:

The GORSE Academies Trust has an increasingly well-known reputation for changing the deal for children and young adults who come from some of the most impoverished parts of the country. The central mission is to ensure that we play a significant role in removing the stubborn link between poverty and academic underperformance. Consequently, our students and our professionals are in the vanguard of the national drive which seeks to prove that where teaching is excellent, leadership inspiring and behaviour standards exemplary all children excel regardless of background.

Vacancy Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and career-driven individual to join a growing IT Services Team within a busy Multi-Academy Trust covering the whole Leeds area. They are currently looking to help an individual lay the foundations of a successful IT career. The current opportunity will be based at The Morley Academy. The successful candidate will also work very closely with Morley Newlands Academy and Bruntcliffe Academy who are part of the Sount Leeds Hub.

The employer is highly motivated and committed to progressing the talent of apprentices in the Yorkshire region. They have demonstrable experience attracting and progressing apprentices from entry-level apprenticeships through to full-time permanent position holders. 

Responsibilities:

  • The Technician will take individual ownership of their hubs helpdesk. This will involve a mixture of support tickets from Post 16 Staff and Students as well as Primary and Secondary staff when supporting the wider IT Hub.
  • You will be the first point of contact, supporting end-users with assistance for desktops, tablets, internet, WiFi, and other academy IT systems.
  • Part of the duties of the Technician will be to oversee computer usage throughout the academy, the person appointed would be expected to have a working knowledge of the main MS Office programs and have a basic understanding of Windows networking environments.
  • The Technician will help administrative and teaching staff in their use of SIMS software, MS Office applications, and other software packages used throughout the academy.
  • The Technician will provide support for all staff and students with classroom/admin computers and ICT devices, they will be able to follow instructions from the senior technician and IT Hub manager.
  • The Technician post will involve the upkeep and maintenance of machines throughout the College/Academy on a regular basis, including where required replacing computer components.
  • You will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance and updating of equipment throughout the summer at different academies within the trust.
  • The Technician will liaise with suppliers to procure required equipment whilst querying new equipment and providing insight as to which equipment is most suitable for the academy.
  • The Technician will also be responsible for supporting and maintaining the printer facilities around the academy.
  • The Technician will be expected to help and assist staff and pupils with ICT problems as and when they occur including assisting with password resets and other general queries.
  • The Technician will assist in the installation and maintenance of software on the systems.
  • The Technician will be responsible for the installation and removal of projectors, laptops and AV equipment when required in departmental locations.
  • Assisting in facilitating CPD days, setting up all of the equipment. This may also include assisting in the preparation of academy assemblies and similar events

Desired Skills: 

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Passion for IT and a desire to build a career within the IT sector
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions but also work off own initiative 
  • Ability to hold a conversation with both senior members of staff as well as students.

Personal Qualities

  • Able to manage stressful situations and withstand pressures and ongoing challenges
  • Able to draw upon own experience and resources to problem solve and research solutions where necessary
  • Able to use their initiative and be solution-focused, ensuring quick wins to provide the least possible impact to school staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, being a team player, working as part of a local IT and wider team to ensure that all sites across the trust are working at optimal levels
  • Has understanding of and a commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities

Entry requirements:

You need to have 5 GCSE’s

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

Working week:

5 days per week
Monday - Friday

37.5 hours a week [all details will be confirmed with the employer]

Salary:

You will be paid £168.75 per week whilst in your apprenticeship.

Future prospects:

On completion of the Apprenticeship, the individual could secure a full-time position.

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.

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