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We are recruiting on behalf of GEP Academies where you will gain valuable experience and a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician qualification. We pride ourselves on the support we give our apprentices, you won’t be left on your own to figure things out, we will support you throughout your apprenticeship journey together with your employer!
About the Employer:
The Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies), is a Multi Academy Trust comprising a cross-phase family of schools. Our shared aim is continuous school improvement through challenge, collaboration and support.
About the Opportunity:
GEP Academies network team are looking for an energetic and hardworking apprentice to join their small team, providing network support in George Abbot Secondary School in a team of three.
You will be working with an exciting new close-knit team working directly within the school. You will be assisting the Senior Technician and Field Engineer as tickets come in, assisting staff and students across the school. As you’ll be working in the helpdesk team you will be doing predominantly first line support but we feel that network staff should be given the opportunity for different projects so we will work with you on one of these projects to learn a speciality, for example: backup systems.
On completion of your apprenticeship, career opportunities may be available across their seven schools where you will be able to continue training and attend seminars to maintain your knowledge.
What you will be doing:
As an apprentice you will be working in a school trust and carrying out the following duties: Helpdesk support resolving problems associated with operating systems, networks, software, user accounts and websites etc.
Provide first line support for staff who raise helpdesk tickets
Provide technical support to understand and troubleshoot issues
Creation of staff accounts throughout a range of programs and websites
Assist in system upgrades and system maintenance
Liaise with third party suppliers such as Internet Service Providers and vendors to retrieve quotes
Support with technology asset management
APPRENTICE WILL BE BASED AT GEORGE ABBOT SCHOOL
The training you'll be provided with:
Comprehensive digital pre-apprenticeship induction programme (including health and safety, safeguarding, PREVENT, technical and curriculum specifics)
Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship standard
e-learning training materials
Specialist vendor and technical certificates
Access to practice labs to develop technical competency
12 training days with Tablet Academy (specialist technology curriculum partner)
Curriculum knowledge base (lesson plans, resources etc)
Monthly assessor visits and competency checks
Support desk (technical, curriculum and pastoral)
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Key Skills development
Employment Rights and Responsibilities module
You will also have the opportunity to network with a range of other apprentices on our programme who can share ideas, offer suggestions and support. Our apprentices love being able to help each other!
As one of our apprentices, you will also have access to our online portal that will provide you with information and technical guidance, as well as links to the helpdesk to speak to technicians who can give real-time advice and support.
What we are looking for:
Someone who has a true passion for technology
Someone who feels confident using hardware, software and other technical devices
Someone with good communication and interpersonal skills
Someone with experience working with children / young people is desirable!
Someone with a passion to learn with enthusiasm and motivation to achieve success
Someone who love helping others and enjoy working with people of all ages
Someone who is committed to complete the full apprenticeship programme
Someone with the ability to work well in a team and independently using their own initiative
True passion for new and emerging technology. Is enthusiastic about digital developments and has an active interest in IT keeps up to date with current technology and trends
Four days a week in school, 1 day a week at home to study. 36 hours a week with a 40 minute lunchbreak per day.
£11,232 per annum for the first 12 months followed by National Minimum Wage for the remainder of the apprenticeship
We require someone who is educated to GCSE standard English and Maths grade 4 (or above), or functional skills level 2 in English and Maths.
Where a Primary Goal apprenticeship can take you:
This is a great opportunity for you to develop skills that will enhance your career in IT.
With a Primary Goal apprenticeship, you will gain the knowledge to be able to move into a technical or curriculum-focused role. The opportunities are immense!
We also offer a progressive step in some cases, onto our level 4 network engineer apprenticeship programme.
Closing date for applications: 13th August 2020
Interviews to be held week commencing 17th August 2020
GEP Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.
Disability Confident: Primary Goal is committed to being a Disability Confident Training Provider, and as such will make reasonable adjustments required for interview. Please discuss any requirements which you may have with the Recruitment Team.
PLEASE NOTE that we will require a copy of your personal CV.
When completing your CV, please consider the job description and the role you are applying for.
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