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Apprentice IT Technician In Bury BL9

Location Bury
Sector IT and technology
Job Type Full Time / Fixed Term
Job Closing Date 14/02/2019
Recruiter Ref 1211-0001-00016825
MPP Ref MPPJRN0088608


Employer description:

This is a secondary school, located on Radcliffe Road, Bury, Greater Manchester, England. It opened in September 1959 as a new school that offered both a grammar and a technical education.

We want someone who is...

  • Hobbyist, someone that self teaches and builds their understanding in their chosen subject
  • Thrives in a hands on environment
  • Able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own
  • Can give examples of their strengths and knowledge
  • Self-starter
  • Able to follow instructions and complete tasks

Job Details:

Job overview / purpose:

This is an exciting role for a person who is enthusiastic about IT and customer service within the ICT support services.

Work will be varied and will enable the successful candidate to gain excellent experience.

(Candidates must not have any connection with the school.)

Main role: [will include but not be limited to]:

  • Assist in the efficient operation of an IT support service to school teachers and support staff
  • Install software, PC repairs, upgrades, virus scans, and general technical assistance within the IT Department
  • Gain knowledge of server technologies including AD,Exchange,2012 r2/2016 virtualization
  • Manage school sensitive data, file documents both electronically and hard copy
  • Send emails, receive phone calls and write letters as directed
  • Use IT for databases, and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, with training offered in other specialist software programmes used in school
  • Gain awareness of and commitment to the school’s safeguarding and Health & Safety policies


Desired qualities:

Must have a successful DBS check.

Preferred skills:

  • A strong interest and /or qualifications in ICT essential
  • Experience of Microsoft Applications, computer repair and testing an advantage
  • Some server experience desirable

Personal qualities:

  • Must have an analytical approach and able to think creatively to solve problems.
  • Motivated, reliable and responsible, able to work on own initiative as necessary, or within a team
  • Tidy appearance, approachable and friendly


Desired qualification requirements:

GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) are desirable.

(If you do not have GCSE’s, you must be able to complete Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths, English and IT by the end of the programme)


Working week:

5 days per week,

Monday - Friday,

37 hrs a week, [all details will be confirmed with the employer] 


£5.00 per hour for first 6 months, £5.50 per hour thereafter 

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.