At Beechwood Park our mission is to be the first-choice preparatory school for parents considering an independent education recognised for its outstanding quality of educational experience and care.
To fulfil this ambition, with the support of parents, the School:
- Nurtures and promotes the happiness, health, safety and emotional well-being of every child, developing in them confidence and independence
- Engages the intellectual, physical and spiritual potential of every child across a broad range of academic, co-curricular and pastoral activities and experiences
- Inspires children, inculcating transferable, lifelong skills and values by which to achieve personally and contribute influentially to society
- Enables inspirational and reflective teachers to provide every pupil with outstanding teaching, delivering the highest levels of educational pace, variety and challenge
The Apprentice IT Technician is an important part of the IT team. The school is increasingly dependent on its IT systems working properly and efficiently. He/she will be responsible for system wide technical support including: workstations, laptops, printers, audio-visual, telecoms and printing. In co-operation with teachers he/she will support the teaching of IT by preparing relevant materials and working alongside pupils and teachers in the IT suites.
Main role / Responsibilities: [will include but not be limited to]:
- Install and maintain computer hardware, workstations, laptops, audio/visual equipment and peripherals.
- Maintain an up to date inventory of IT equipment, and ensure cleanliness of equipment.
- Assist with the expansion of the school network infrastructure including switches, cabling and wireless network equipment.
- Routine administration including, iPad maintenance, data backups, workstation health checks, anti-virus scans
- Software installation, maintenance and upgrading in line with the school development policy.
- Maintain up to date computer images and deploy them where necessary using Acronis.
- Administration and development of Intranet (Firefly) and digital signage.
- To support staff and students with the use of IT including 1:1 iPad training and assisting with inset training where appropriate.
- To support staff and students with the set-up and preparation of IT equipment around the school.
- Report any detected breach of the school’s IT acceptable use policy to the IT Network Manager.
- To be aware of the school’s health and safety policy and to assist in carrying out the responsibilities detailed therein.
- Changing of printer toners and basic troubleshooting (Paper jams, driver issues etc.)
- In-class support where appropriate.
- To create new documentation/guides and to update existing documentation as necessary.
- To assist with the set up AV equipment for lectures and presentations.
Carry out any other reasonable duties assigned by the Network Manager
- Show some knowledge of non-windows environments (Apple and Linux)
- Experience of learning platforms
- Experience of managing social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
- Software - Education software
- Internet and e-mail management
- Experience of using and preparing audio/visual equipment
- Experience of installing and maintaining PC hardware and software
- Experience of Microsoft operating systems and Office packages
- Experience of supporting end users
- Experience of troubleshooting network faults
- Health and safety awareness
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Ability to take initiative
- Demonstrate good communication, both written and verbal, as well as excellent organisational skills
- Ability to prioritise under pressure
- The willingness to make a contribution to the lives of the students, parents and staff at the school
- Be well motivated and reliable
3 GCSE Grade A - C or above, plus English and Maths or equivalent at grade C or above.
Working week: Monday to Friday, between 8am-5pm
Salary: £10,000 Per Annum
92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programmes offer on-going development tracks.
QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.