An apprenticeship which includes working with Raspberry Pi’s. What’s not to like!
Vacancy Title: IT Support Technician Apprentice
As an Apprentice IT Support Technician you will have the opportunity to become a key member in our small team with College based learning to support your development.
CJE/4D has been at the leading edge of the computer hobbyist market using Acorn and Raspberry Pi Computers for over 30 years, selling and refurbishing legacy systems and the latest products worldwide. We have a number of new projects we are working on that you will be part of.
Testing new product lines for compatibility with our systems, RISC OS & occasionally Linux (Raspian)
Assistance with computer repairs (n.b. Not Windows PCs or Apple, mainly RISC OS Computers)
Assistance with finding sources of components including obtaining Datasheets.
Testing of second hand computer systems.
Processing web/eBay & phone orders
Testing new products for Raspberry Pi / RISC OS compatibility
Helping support Pi users
Assistance with new product development (most involving Raspberry Pi’s).
Adding new and second hand items to our product website database, eBay and Amazon including testing, photographing items and searching for and including specifications
Assistance with creation of company blog, technical postings and tweets
Undertaking administration activities to ensure effective, efficient and compliant operation.
Checking stock levels and assistance with ordering.
Developing the necessary knowledge and skills needed to achieve the above
A good technical understanding and general knowledge of how computers work.
Good communication skills.
Willingness to keep technical knowledge updated in order to provide the most efficient service possible.
Confidence in problem solving.
An understanding and general knowledge of computers.
GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths, English and ICT
Candidates must have a keen interest in Computers.
Effective interpersonal skills (questioning and listening)
Adaptable to change.
The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
Be of smart appearance with a friendly and positive attitude.
CJE/4D has been at the leading edge of the computer hobbyist market using Acorn and Raspberry Pi Computers for over 30 years, selling and refurbishing legacy systems and the latest products worldwide.
78 Brighton Road
Working Week: 40hrs Mon-Fri 9-5.30 plus occasional weekend exhibition work
Weekly Wage: £ 132.00
Closing Date For Applications: 15/06/2015 (this may be extended)
Interview Begin From: 23/06/2015
Possible Start Date: 07/07/2015
We would expect at the end of the training that the Apprentice would become a full time permanent member of our team.
The successful applicant will study the Level 2 IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Apprenticeship Framework. This includes Health & Safety, Roles and Responsibilities and a Technical Certificate. Candidates that do not hold GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths, English and ICT will be required to sit Functional Skills in these subjects.
Learning Provider: Northbrook College
Northbrook is a very friendly College offering a wide range of Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships to people aged 16+. We also offer an increasing range of Higher Apprenticeships. It is possible (in many subject areas) to start an Apprenticeship at any time of the year.
Once apprentices have been enrolled they will have a ‘named contact’ responsible for ensuring their support and progress on their apprenticeship and to ensure that students not only achieve their qualifications but ENJOY their time at Northbrook as an Apprentice.
Apprentices will receive regular visits to the workplace for progress reviews and employers will be encouraged to be involved in these reviews and to give feedback.
Benefits for Apprentices:
Earn while learning
Real work, real rewards
Improved career chances
Support in College and Workplace
Can still go to University
Currently Northbrook College is the largest college of Apprenticeship Training for 16-18 year olds in West Sussex.
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