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Infrastructure Technician Appprentice

  • Location: Morley
  • Salary: 8775
  • Level: 2
04/12/2019 QA integration 2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00 Morley LS27 0PD
GBP 8775

Infrastructure Technician Appprentice

  • Sector: i t telecoms
  • Location: Morley
  • Salary: 8775
  • Level: 2
Infrastructure Technician Appprentice
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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. Their 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.

The employer are 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. 

Job Overview:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and careen driven individual to join a growing IT department within a busy academy trust in the Leeds area. There are currently 4 academies in the Leeds area looking to help lay the foundations of a successful IT career for motivated and passionate individual. The academies are based in Morley, Bruntcliffe, Farnley and Leeds City Centre.

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate IT individual to kick start their IT career at Ruth Gorse Academies Trust whilst undertaking an Infrastructure Technician Level 3 apprenticeship through QA.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Each Technician will take individual ownership of their hubs helpdesk. This will involve a mixture of Primary Schools and Secondary Schools.
  • You will be the first point of contact, supporting end users with assistance for desktops, tablets, internet, Wi-Fi etc…
  • Part of the duties of the Technician will be to oversee computer usage at lunchtimes and other sessions out of normal class teaching periods, the person appointed would be expected to have a working knowledge of the main MS Office programs and have an understanding of Windows networking environments.
  • The Technician will help administrative staff in their use of SIMS software and MS Office applications and the Technician will be help and support other users of the network including Macintosh computers and other ICT related facilities.
  • The Technician will provide support for teaching staff where required including support of use with classroom computers and ICT devices and be able to follow orders from the senior technician and network manager.
  • The Technician post will involve the cleaning upkeep and maintenance of machines throughout the school on a regular basis, including the excavation of old equipment.
  • You will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance and updating of equipment throughout the summer. This may include moving equipment from one academy to another.
  • The Technician will liaise with suppliers whilst querying new equipment and providing insight as to which equipment is suitable for which academy.
  • The Technician will also be responsible for supporting and maintaining the printer facilities around the school and ordering consumables as required.
  • 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 etc…
  • The Technician will assist in the installation and maintenance of software on the systems.
  • The Technician will administer the needs of IT provision in the /Learning Resources Centre and other departmental locations around the school.
  • The Technician will be responsible for the installation and removal of projectors, laptops and AV equipment when required in departmental locations.
  • The Technician will assist in the development of the schools inter and intranet sites. 
  • The apprentice will be responsible for Ad hoc day to day academy requirements such as helping students top up their catering accounts and ensuring accounts have been created for parents and students.
  • Assisting in facilitating CPD days, setting up all of equipment. This may also include assisting in the preparation of academy assembly’s and similar events. 

 Desirable 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.
  • In order to be eligible for this position, the chosen candidate must possess a passion for IT, a willingness to learn and have the drive to become a successful part of a busy IT team. 

Desired qualifications:

  • Theoretical experience of IT at GCSE/A level
  • The chosen candidate must have 5 GCSE’s A-C including Maths and English 

Future prospects: 

This is a truly exciting opportunity to join a growing trust and become an integral part of their busy IT department. If you have a passion for IT and wish to gain first-hand experience whilst working towards an Infrastructure Technician Level 3 apprenticeship, then this is the opportunity for you. The Gorse Academies Trust have proven experience in assisting the development of apprentices from entry level roles through to fully qualified technicians.

If this is a career path you wish to follow, do not hesitate in applying today.

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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