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IT Apprentice - Excalibur Academies Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a friendly environment, supporting staff, students and the IT systems at St Johns School. You will learn network, infrastructure and server fundamentals and new exciting technologies like MS Azure and Office 365 while earning on your apprenticeship.

Category: Apprenticeship Vacancies in Swindon
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Salary: Annual wage: £13,468.00

Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 Total hours per week: 37.00

Solving Staff and Students technical problems

  • Resetting Passwords
  • Active Directory user management
  • Blocking and unblocking websites
  • Allocating access to resources using windows permissions

Classroom AV Assistance

  • Troubleshoot projector configuration
  • Troubleshoot sound issues

Network Duties

  • Perform server maintenance under IT Support supervision
  • Maintaining stock records for IT equipment

Network and Standalone Computers

  • Hardware fault diagnostics, repair and/or resolution
  • Liaising with suppliers and field service engineers
  • Azure joined device management


  • Liaising with suppliers and field service engineers
  • Changing print toner cartridges


  • Troubleshooting and resolving software installation problems
  • Software deployment
  • Create new software packages in SCCM under IT Support supervision
  • Deploying operating systems using SCCM
  • Create OS deployment images in SCCM under IT Support supervision
  • Support user questions

Office 365 Services

  • User management
  • Exchange online management
  • MS Teams / Classroom management
  • Azure AD management
  • OneDrive management and assistance for staff/students
  • Security and Compliance
  • Intune MDM

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


Skills Required:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of Windows Operating Systems
  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; good analytical and organizational skills.
  • Keen to take on new challenges, learn and develop skills.

Desired Skills

  • Mac OS knowledge
  • Experience with Linux OS’s
  • Understanding of Windows Server
  • Familiarity with multiple computer languages (HTML, CSS, Python, R, Scala, Java Script, C++, etc.)
  • Active Directory and Group Policy Experience

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Positive outlook
  • High expectations
  • Initiative
  • Ability to work in a team and alone
  • Positive attitude to personal development
  • Flexible approach to work and training
  • Smart appearance

Desired qualifications

5 A-C ( 4-9 ) grade GCSE’s or equivalent including IT or a BTEC Level 2 IT

Future prospects

To move to Technician Pay Scale after training with opportunities for development and progression

Things to consider

  • Car parking on site
  • Gym
  • Restaurant / café
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • There is a bus service between Swindon and Marlborough (although is limited).

IT Apprentice - Excalibur Academies Trust

New College Drive


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New College Swindon

New College Swindon

New College Swindon is perfect for your next step after school, an interesting adult evening class, a professional or business qualification, a course to get you back into the world of work or even a life-changing degree course.

New College Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AH

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