Apprenticeships Tutor - Digital / IT

14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
NowSkills is growing its digital apprenticeships provision across the North West and we're looking for dedicated and talented professionals.
Recently successful in gaining direct funding for apprenticeships, and starting to deliver apprenticeship standards in the digital sector, we are looking for those with a strong occupational history in the digital sector and possess a genuine desire to get into training.
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the North West's leading providers of digital apprenticeships, as well as earning fantastic salary. Don't delay - get in touch today!
The Role
The candidate should be able to demonstrate up to date skills and competence in an Infrastructure / Network Engineer-type environment:
  • Remote infrastructure, across a range of devices
  • Problem solving of common and non-routine problems
  • Deploy, install and configure Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 clients
  • Install, configure and test computer hardware and software;
  • Troubleshoot, record, diagnose or escalate system faults in a helpdesk setting
  • Install and configure Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 R2 in multiple roles, including Virtualisation
  • Control Microsoft Domain Users, Groups and Computers using powerful Group Policies
  • Cabling and connectivity, the various types of antennas and wireless systems and IT test equipment
  • Maintenance processes and applies them in working practices
  • Basic elements and architecture of computer systems
  • Understands where to apply the relevant numerical skills e.g Binary
  • Relevant networking skills necessary to maintain a secure network
  • Understands the similarities, differences and benefits of the current Operating Systems available
  • Operate remotely and how to deploy and securely integrate mobile devices
  • Working knowledge of Cloud and Cloud Services
  • Disaster recovery and how a disaster recovery plan works and their role within it
  • Similarities and differences between a range of coding and logic
  • Complies with business processes relevant to the sector and business IT skills relevant to the organisation

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide high quality coaching and assessments one-to-one or to small groups of apprentices at their work locations, on a monthly basis, complemented by eLearning.
  • Deliver outstanding training sessions from NowSkills premises to groups of apprentices no larger than 15.
  • Conduct monthly progress reviews with apprentices and their employers in line with their apprenticeship programme.
  • Inspire, motivate and raise apprentices’ aspirations through their passion for the digital sector.
  • Deliver inductions to new apprentices inclusive of initial assessments, CEIAG and H&S risk assessments on employer sites.
  • Provide opportunities for apprentices to develop their maths, English and ICT skills and knowledge.
  • Embed Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety, Safeguarding and British Values into all course content.
  • Adhere to all NowSkills policies & procedures, ESFA, Ofsted and Awarding Body requirements.
  • Report to the Ops Director to achieve agreed volumes of new starts and timely apprentice achievements in line with the business strategy and plans.
  • To undertake additional projects and activities to meet the needs of the apprentices, employers and NowSkills.
  • Share best practice amongst the Ops Team and attend all internal meetings/training as required.
  • Maintaining continued professional development (CPD) and keeping up to date with all industry developments and practices.

The Person
  • A keen interest in education and a passion to train, assess and coach young people in their digital careers
  • Recognised teaching qualification would be desirable, or a commitment to work towards one
  • Qualifications and industry experience within the sector you aim to deliver (i.e. software development; IT infrastructure; digital marketing).
  • Full driving licence and own transport is essential as the role involves travel to multiple employer locations across the North West
  • A qualification of work-based learning assessment is desirable
  • Proven record of working to at least Ofsted Grade 2 standards
  • Experience of working with 16-18 year olds would be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of Ofsted, ESFA and Awarding Organisation requirements
  • Must have excellent administrative skills with the ability to prioritise workloads, work methodically, accurately and effectively under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Resilience and adaptability when dealing with challenge or change, or support apprentice to overcome barriers to career and personal development
  • Excellent maths, English and ICT skills

There will be a requirement to undergo an enhanced DBS check to undertake this role, and to provide at least two suitable references upon request.
NowSkills is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
If you'd like to work in a challenging, yet very rewarding, environment, please get in touch right away!
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