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Digital Champion (IT Digital Support Technician Apprentice)

Employer
Primary Goal
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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"Are you Model Village Primary School's next Digital Champion? The TEAM Education Trust in Mansfield are looking for a number of confident and talented individuals who want to be a part of a digital transformation in a school environment by supporting the training of teachers and evangelising the use of educational technology for the betterment of teaching and learning. The successful candidates will be embarking on a Level 3 Digital Support Technician Apprenticeship programme with Primary Goal as the training provider, in partnership with Microsoft.

About the Employer:TEAM Education Trust are committed to supporting the development of new apprentices and the wider school community. Working with the IT Manager, responsible for TEAM Technology, who has over 22 years of experience in delivering and managing IT and IT training provision across the county and working with DFE and Welsh Government, you will be supported by a forward thinking and innovative colleague. The Trust offices are based in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Your training will be provided by Primary Goal, an award-winning training provider specialising in the digital industries.

About the role:This role will be the first step in your career into the world of Digital Technology within Education and could open doors to interview with Microsoft and Google after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

As part of this role you will:
  • Audit the school's current use of education technology
  • Promote the use of new and existing technologies and supporting staff
  • Act as a conduit between technical support services and the wider staff team
  • Identify an action plan for wider staff and pupil digital skills development
  • Identify and support the development of a tech-related lunchtime or after school club with a group of children
  • Develop the school's use of technology to facilitate teaching and learning across the curriculum and / or within computing as a subject
  • Establish and implement the use of online collaborative tools for organisational and curriculum delivery
  • Investigate the use of data in an education context
  • Support the school to maintain a positive and professional online reputation
  • Plan, implement and maintain an element of the school's organisational digital presence
Your training will be provided by education consultants, trainers, subject experts, and administrative staff dedicated to transforming teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom using educational technology.

Your training will also be overseen by Primary Goal, an award-winning training provider specialising in the digital industries.

The role will be based at Thorns Primary School. Whaley Thorns Primary School provides education for pupils aged 2-11. The school is part of the T.E.A.M. Education Trust multi academy group.

You will need to be:
  • Serious and committed to a future career in education, IT and technology
  • Passionate about Ed-Tech and knowledgeable on the Microsoft and Google environments
  • A friendly, motivated and organised person with excellent interpersonal skills who will fit well within a group of highly skilled teaching and educational professionals
  • Willing to engage with the team and assist in the preparation and support of technology across the school
  • Passionate for supporting students on their journey towards developing their digital skills of the future
  • Committed towards coaching less experienced colleagues to develop their confidence when using technology in the classroom
The successful candidate will become a member of a highly motivated team and will share their knowledge and passion for technology to teachers, students and parents through the development and delivery of the computing curriculum and enrichment activities.

Your training will be provided by education consultants, trainers, subject experts, and administrative staff dedicated to transforming teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom using educational technology.

As a Primary Goal apprentice, you will have access to:
  • Comprehensive pre-apprenticeship induction programme (including health and safety and technical specifics)
  • Level 3 Digital Application Technician apprenticeship standard with 15 half-day training sessions
  • e-learning training materials
  • Specialist vendor and technical certificates
  • Access to practice labs to develop technical competency
  • Knowledge Base
  • Monthly assessor visits and competency checks
  • Support desk (technical and pastoral)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Key Skills development
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities module
Being part of the Primary Goal community will give apprentices access to a range of other apprentices (with varying levels of experience) who can share good practice and offer suggestions and support. Our apprentices love being able to help each other!

Apprentices will have access to specialist industry partners for technology on hand to provide advice and support, access to resources and themed training days.

The Primary Goal portal is an online dashboard that will provide apprentices with a knowledge base to access information and technical guidance, as well as links to the helpdesk to speak to technicians who can give real-time advice and support.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Works independently and takes responsibility maintains productive and professional working environment with secure working practices
  • Has a passion for new and emerging technologies to improve learning
  • Uses their own initiative when implementing digital technologies and when finding solutions
  • Is resilient and positive mental attitude when dealing with difficult situations
  • Maintains thorough and organised approach to work when working with digital technologies and prioritising as appropriate
Desired Qualifications:We require someone who is educated to GCSE standard English and Maths grade 4 (or above), or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

Benefits:
  • Working hours 8am - 4pm with flexibility
  • 31 days paid annual leave (5 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Flexible/remote working
  • Family friendly/supportive working environment
  • Free onsite parking
Salary:£8273 for the first 12 months. The remaining 12 months of the apprenticeship will be paid at the National Minimum Wage for your age.

Benefits:
  • Working hours 8am - 4pm with flexibility
  • 31 days paid annual leave (5 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Flexible/remote working
  • Family friendly/supportive working environment
  • Free onsite parking
Duration:24 month apprenticeship programme

Future Prospects:This is a great opportunity for you to develop skills that will be perfect for a career in technology.

Disability Confident:Primary Goal is committed to being a Disability Confident Training Provider, and as such will make reasonable adjustments required for interview. Please discuss any requirements which you may have with the Recruitment Team.

PLEASE NOTE:We will require a copy of your CV. When completing your CV, please consider the job description and the role you are applying for.

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