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IT Apprentice

Employer
Abbey School
Location
17, Kendrick Road, Reading, RG1 5DZ
Salary
£16,000.00 annually
Closing date
26 Jan 2022

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
January
Duration
Permanent
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  • Assist the IT team in delivering a smooth service in the running of the School network, including School software, hardware, and other IT-related equipment to the whole Abbey community
  • To support pupils and staff in the correct use of IT
  • To assist the Theatre Production & AV Services Manager with audio / visual / lighting services for School productions and events as required
  • To follow targets and objectives set out by the Head of IT
  • Administrative support to the Head of IT and Deputy Head of IT when required
  • Provide desktop support, performing PC hardware repairs and upgrades
  • Assisting with the installation of applications and troubleshooting problems
  • Help with replacing printer consumables as required
  • Carry out basic safety checks following relevant H&S procedures and raise awareness among staff, pupils, and other users
  • Assist with routine maintenance procedures, following school backup, virus protection, and security procedures
  • Respond to support requests according to school procedures, recording detailed diagnostic information and using appropriate knowledge bases/logs to inform diagnosis and resolution


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong desire to develop and learn IT skills in a school community
  • Commitment to completing Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship
  • G Suite administration skills
  • Microsoft 365 administration skills
  • Windows Server administration skills
  • Previous experience of working in a School
  • A good understanding of safeguarding requirements


Personal qualities

  • High level of professionalism and integrity
  • Pro-active hands-on worker, with the desire to provide top customer service
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills


Desired qualifications

  • An A-Level in ICT, or
  • An International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT, or
  • A Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject, or
  • A BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits), or

A minimum of 12 months of experience within the last 24 months or 18 months in the last 36 months in an IT role. Specific roles that are acceptable are:
  • IT Support roles e.g. Help Desk, First line
  • Software Development Role

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance, you could still be considered for the programme.

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 morehere.

https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/UKQRS/Default.aspx

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

  • The Abbey promotes a good work-life balance and recognises the importance of staff health and wellbeing
  • The opportunity to work with remarkable and brilliant students and to be part of an enthusiastic and warmly supportive staff community
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development, investing in you as an individual
  • We provide free car parking for all staff; the school is a 20-minute walk from Reading Railway Station
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the day and a three-course lunch is available for all staff throughout the year
  • Break for cake on Fridays
  • Complimentary use of the swimming pool and gym
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