Job Summary
  • Salary
    £8775 Yearly
  • Location
    Blackburn, Blackburn
  • Sector
    Technology Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    31st March 2018
  • Employer Name
    Hippo Motor Group
  • Distance from academy
    • 2.0 Miles
    • 7 Minutes
  • Address
    Blackburn BB1 3NU, UK

Employer Description

Job Description

Hippo are recruiting for an in house apprentice to provide IT support to all departments. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven IT enthusiast to make this role their own and start off our IT department.

Hippo are recruiting for an in House IT specialist to provide IT support to all areas of a growing business.

We currently outsource all aspects of IT but require someone in house for day to day IT needs and to work along side Seriun the IT company we currently work with.
The role involves:
• Being the first point of contact for all staff for IT issues
• Communicate with Seriun (our IT company) to help resolve any issues that cannot be solved in house
• Set up computers for new starters
• Be responsible for ordering new computers and parts via Seriun

• Be on hand for any day to day computer issues (logins not working etc)
• Assist with desk moves when the computers are involved
• Communicate with the phone company for any phone issues

Working Week

8.30-5.30 Monday to Friday


Requirements & Prospects


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

  1. • Computer literate
  2. • Have a good knowledge of how to set up a new computer
  3. • Be able to work to own initiative
  4. • Basic knowledge of technical computer issues
  5. • To be able to work to deadlines

Personal Qualities

  1. • Organised
  2. • Motivated
  3. • Driven
  4. • Responsible
  5. • Trustworthy

Future Prospects

Permanent opportunity for the right candidate. The opportunity to make the IT department their own and build up the department.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend your academy for up to 12 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a L3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals.
The qualification will consist of:
• Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms.
• L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence.
• L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles.
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable).

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded a City and Guilds L3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals and a L3 Extended Diploma in ICT (Systems & Principles).

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)