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New Vacancy - IT Technician Apprentice

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Apprentice to join the IT team.  You will work alongside the Group IT Manager and IT Technician to ensure the smooth running of the technical IT service across all schools in the Mowbray Education Trust.   This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of working in IT and gaining a Level 3 Information Communication Technician – Digital Support Technician qualification.

This role is fixed term for a period of up to 15 months or until the apprenticeship is completed, whichever is sooner – (this is subject to a satisfactory 6-month probationary period).  Over the duration of the 15 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will be able to apply for any vacancies available at that time. 

About the Mowbray Education Trust

The Mowbray Education Trust (MET) is a multi-academy trust currently educating around 2,500 children from the age of 2 to 16 in the town of Melton Mowbray and surrounding villages in the Borough of Melton.  The MET currently has one secondary school, five primary schools and one preschool; with potential numerical and geographical growth in the future.

Melton Mowbray is a rural market town in Leicestershire which is easily commutable from Grantham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Oakham.

The MET has a central support services team, with staff managing Estates, Finance, HR, IT and Operations, across our schools.  The central team are based at offices within John Ferneley College in Melton Mowbray.


You will be required to work 37 hours per week all year round. There will be a split between working within the IT function (80%) and having allocated time to complete your course (20%).

The role of IT Apprentice will involve working across a number of different areas including:

  • Help desk support
  • Monitoring, diagnosing, repairing and recording breakdowns.
  • Maintaining accurate records.
  • Carrying out routine maintenance work.

You will have GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above, and a Level 2 IT qualification – GCSE or BTEC.  You will have knowledge of GDPR and Data Protection, and have experience of Windows/Apple operating systems. 

You will have good communication and problem solving skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  Along with a good level of IT skills including Microsoft Office software, you will be able to manage your own workload and respond swiftly to tight deadlines.

Further information

  • Salary £10,000 - £12,000 per annum (SPOT) (£5.18 - £6.22 per hour (SPOT)
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme membership
  • 31 days’ annual leave per year including public holidays

Application deadline – 28th January 2022

Interviews – w/c 31st January 2022

Start date – as soon as possible

For an informal chat please contact Bobby Wallace, Group IT Manager on (01664) 504802

All roles are subject to full pre-employment safeguarding checks; including an Enhanced DBS with Barred List check – this includes a 6 month probationary period.