IT Assistant – Apprenticeship Scheme

The Westgate School

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Update day: 06-02-2024

Location: Winchester South East

Category: Information Technology


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Full-time, 18-month apprenticeship scheme

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Grade C Salary: £23,115 - £24,140

We are seeking to appoint an IT Assistant to work collaboratively the schools IT Network Manager, to assist in the provision of high-quality 1st line IT support within the school, including deploying IT hardware and software.

The successful candidate will be enrolled on a fully funded Information Communication Technician Level 3 ApprenticeshipScheme via the Hampshire County Council Apprenticeship 18-month Programme. The ability to work well in a team is essential, as is a good sense of pride in the role. You will need to be able to offer flexibility and relate well to pupils and adults.

Entry requirements for Information Communication Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Scheme:

Ø 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject

Ø GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)

Ø Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject

Experience (if the learner can’t meet the qualification requirements):

Ø Those working in the Tech Industry e.g. having 6 months plus of experience working in any IT position or 1 year plus work experience in any other profession or sector and able to demonstrate working towards Level 2 in Maths and English.

Main Duties:

Ø To promote the highest possible standards in customer care, equal opportunities and health and safety practices for the benefit of learners and the wider community served by the school

Ø To respond to calls regarding hardware, software, and network support, resolve or escalate problems within specified timescales in line with current departmental service levels

Ø Providing ongoing technical support for users of the school systems, including basic training to end users and advice on new technology

Ø Support colleagues and pupils use of technology in class e.g. Photoshop, IWB’s etc

Ø Keeping accurate records of IT asset.

If you believe you have demonstrable skills for this exciting apprenticeship levy opportunity, matching key deliverables of the job description with a real commitment to enhance our learning environment - we want to hear from you.

Benefits of working at The Westgate School:

Ø Full induction programme including training and mentoring to ensure your success in the role

Ø Ongoing personal development

Ø Preferential nursery places in our on-site nursery at a reduced price

Ø Free on-site parking

Ø Free use of health and fitness facilities

Ø Benefits of local government sick pay

Ø Automatic enrolment to a generous local government pension scheme

Ø Preferential admission to The Westgate School for employees’ children after 2 years

Job Description and Application forms can be obtained from

or contact HR on

Please do not send CVs as we can only accept applications on our standard application forms.

Safeguarding Statement:

The Westgate School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Pre-employment checks:

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks, which will include an online search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available online, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education recommendations.

Equalities statement:

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: £23,115.00-£24,140.00 per year


  • Childcare
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount
  • Work from home


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Work Location: In person

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Deadline: 22-03-2024

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