Job Summary
  • Salary
    £127.50 (per week)
  • Location
    Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Sector
    Technology Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    28th December 2016
  • Employer Name
    Loughborough Endowed Schools
  • Distance from acadmey
    • 12.2 Miles
    • 30 Minutes
  • Address
    Burton Walks, Loughborough LE11 2DU, United Kingdom

Job Description

Fantastic Opportunity in an established school environment where you will be the IT Apprentice. So if you love IT and want to kick start your career look no further

The IT Media Apprentice will be a new post based primarily within Our Lady’s Convent School, working with the central Network Services team and our other Foundation schools.  The successful candidate will be trained to support all IT and audio visual equipment within the school, and will assist teaching and support staff to get the most from our technology infrastructure. Comprehensive training will be provided in conjunction with a day release programme. Depending on the applicant’s level of experience and existing qualifications, this will be provided either by Loughborough College on the Level 3 IT Apprentice Scheme which lasts 2 years, or a one-year Level 4 IT programme with The 3aaa Academy, Leicester.


The role is one of a number of IT apprenticeships within the Loughborough Endowed Schools. The successful candidate will work with a team of qualified IT technicians, and a permanent opportunity may arise following successful completion of an apprenticeship.


The role will be involved in the classroom deployment of iPads and upgrading and supporting of PCs and laptops and other related software. Responsibility will also include the support of printing, audio visual and video equipment used throughout the campus. The post-holder will be mentored by the school Systems Manager and receive technical guidance from other technicians. The post will be a customer facing one, requiring effective communication with colleagues, students and parents.

You will be responsible for:

  • To provide technical support to staff at the School with respect to all IT and audio visual equipment, and associated software, ensuring that all equipment is properly maintained and stored after and between use.


  • To be responsible for the provision of classroom and event support when requested. This will include open days, assemblies, musical, sporting and drama events, which may take place outside of the school day.


  • To make all appropriate preparations for scheduled activity, such as examinations and commercial bookings, including the preparation and setup of equipment and working with staff to ensure efficient operation and customer service with no disruption to lessons.


  • To log all support and service requests in the Help Desk system, making every effort to resolve and update tickets within the required service levels.


  • To be responsible for the administration of IT accounts and permissions, the processing and edit of web sites and updating content as requested and to maintain documentation, following instruction and best practice.


  • To work closely with the Loughborough Endowed Schools’ central teams, including Network Services, Estates, Commercial Services and Marketing in the delivery of effective IT provision for all aspects of the Foundation’s operations.


Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm 37.5 Hours per week


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

• A clear interest in working within the education sector
• Keen to develop the effective use of IT in schools
• Excellent IT skills including the ability to confidently use a wide range of Microsoft and Apple software

Personal Qualities

• A clear interest in working within the education sector
• Keen to develop the effective use of IT in schools
• Excellent IT skills including the ability to confidently use a wide range of Microsoft and Apple software

Future Prospects

Full time opportunity available

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


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in Leicester 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 Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals. The qualifications 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)

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)