Job Summary
  • Salary
    £11700 (DOE) Yearly
  • Location
    Great Yarmouth, East
  • Sector
    Infrastructure Technician Level 3
  • Duration
    13 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    29th April 2018
  • Employer Name
    AST Group
  • Distance from academy
    • 22.0 Miles
    • 34 Minutes
  • Address
    Bessemer Way, Great Yarmouth NR31 0LX, United Kingdom

Employer Description

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to kick start your career in systems support engineer-ing for the global satellite organisation AST. We are looking for an enthusiastic indi-vidual who has a strong passion for computer technology and wishes to pursue a career in systems technology.

AST are looking for an IT Systems Support Engineer to join their growing systems team to provide systems support throughout the nature of the business.
Some of the roles you will be undertaking are:
• Testing and repairing satellite communications equipment.
• Carrying out diagnostics, electronics & communications theory.
• Soldering and IP based networking.
• Good knowledge of home networking and willing to learn about satellite systems and networks is required.
• General knowledge within IT hardware will be required and experience with cabling and IP networking is needed.
• (Full training and support will be provided as part of the 13 month apprenticeship).
Please note this vacancy may close early if a suitable applicant is sought.

Working Week

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm


Requirements & Prospects


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

Desired Skills

  1. • Good IT skills with knowledge of MS Office applications – Essential
  2. • Understand the need to deal with customers sensitively and courteously – Essential
  3. • Able to work individually or as part of a team – Essential
  4. • Computer system knowledge
  5. • Networking knowledge

Personal Qualities

  1. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – Essential
  2. • Ability to communicate enthusiasm – Essential
  3. • Strong desire to learn – Essential

Future Prospects

Permanent position for the right candidate, as well as opportunity to progress onto Level 4 after year 1.

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


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship (typically 15 months) you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy for 30 days of training across five months featuring structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship standard – Infrastructure Technician. The qualifications consist of:
• Level 2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if applicable)
• Knowledge Module 1 - Networking and Architecture
• Knowledge Module 2 - Mobile and Operating Systems
• Knowledge Module 3 - Cloud Services
• Knowledge Module 4 - Coding and Logic
• Knowledge Module 5 - Business Processes
• One vendor certification selected based on your job role and individual capabilities (Typically a Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) certification)
Knowledge Modules are specified by the British Computer Society (BCS)

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)