IT APPRENTICESHIPS MANCHESTER

IT Apprenticeships Manchester

We are a specialist apprenticeship recruitment agency with years of experience  in  Further Education and apprenticeship recruitment in Manchester. We have strong links to local IT apprenticeship training providers who will deliver the training once we have found your perfect IT apprentice candidate.

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IT Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that are either fully or partly funded by the Government. It is a proper job where your apprentice will be treated like a normal member of the team, however, they will study towards a nationally recognized qualification made by IT industry trailblazers.

You can choose between:

  • Level 3 Information Security
  • Advanced Apprenticeship For IT, Software, Web & Telecom Professional Level
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship For IT, Software, Web & Telecom Professional Level 2
  • Higher Apprenticeship For IT, Software, Web & Telecom Professional Level 4
  • Level 3 IT User (Application Specialist)

This Apprenticeship framework provides the skills and knowledge to become a professional in the field of Information Security and Cyber Security.
This can include:

  • ProMon/network (security) engineer
  • IA & cyber research scientist/engineer (e.g. vulnerability testing)
  • security engineer (e.g. software development)
  • network security officer
  • governance officer (IA consultant)
  • ProMon/network (security) engineer

Modules Include:

  • Principles of Secure System Development
  • Principles of Information Security Testing
  • Principles of ICT System and Data Security
  • System Operation
  • Carrying out Information Security Risk
  • Assessment Carrying out Information Security Audits
  • Implementing an ICT System Security Policy

This Apprenticeship programme is designed for job roles in which Apprentices will be working with IT systems and software. It is suitable for those whose main job role is to use IT applications in support of colleagues or customers in any sector.

This can include:

  •  providing support and assistance to colleagues to make effective use of available
  • IT systems and software
  • developing, testing and implementing solutions to improve workplace productivity through the use of IT.
  • using the advanced features of IT Application Software in the creation and amendment of many  types of formatted information including documents, diagrams, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • maintaining simple websites, using the internet to find and exchange information and using  social media to disseminate information

Modules Include:

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Understanding the potential of IT
  • Developing personal & team effectiveness using IT
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Presentation software
  • IT security for users
  • Using email

This Apprenticeship programme is ideal for new entrants. It is also designed to provide progression and re-skilling routes for existing IT Professionals in networking, computer hardware systems and systems support roles.

This can include:

  • database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • telecommunications technician
  • systems support desk technician
  • web designer
  • software developer
  • network installation and support technician

Modules include:

PART ONE:

  • Health and Safety in ICT
  • Develop own Effectiveness and Professionalism
  • Interpersonal and Written Communication
  • Software Installation and Upgrade
  • Using Email
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • ICT System Operation

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS

  • Introduction to IT Systems
  • Development Testing ICT Systems

REMOTE SUPPORT

  • Remote Support for Products and Services
  • User Profile Administration

ICT TECHNICIAN

  • Technical Fault Diagnosis Working with ICT
  • Hardware and Equipment

PART TWO

Level 2 Diploma in ICT Systems Support

  • Customer Support Provision
  • Install and configure ICT equipment and operating systems
  • Install, configure and maintain software
  • ICT systems monitoring and operation
  • Web fundamentals
  • Networking principles

These units are knowledge units, and the learner will be required to spend some time with e-learning and then undertaking coursework assignments. They will need time allocated to them to complete these throughout their apprenticeship.

This Apprenticeship programme is designed to enhance your career or provide progression and re-skilling routes for existing IT Professionals in networking, computer hardware systems and systems support roles.

This can include:

  • database administrator
  • IT product developer
  • telecommunications technician
  • systems support desk technician
  • web designer
  • software developer
  • network installation and support technician

Modules include:

PART ONE: LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN ICT PROFESSIONAL COMPETANCE

  • Level 3 Interpersonal and Written Communication
  • Level 3 Software Installation and Upgrade
  • Level 3 Security of ICT Systems

PLUS TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

TECH SUPPORT

  • Technical Advice and Guidance
  • Technical Fault Diagnosis
  • Testing ICT Systems
  • Working with ICT Hardware and Equipment
  • System Operation
  • User Profile Administration
  • Remote Support for Products and Services

WEB DESIGN & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

  • Investigating and Defining Customer Requirements
  • Quality Management of ICT Products and Services
  • Designing and Developing a Website

PART TWO: L3 DIPLOMA ICT SYSTEMS & PRINCIPLES FOR IT PROFESSIONALS

  • Customer Support Provision for the ICT Professional
  • Maintain ICT Equipment and Systems
  • Networking Principles
  • Install, Configure and Upgrade ICT Software
  • Install, Configure and Integrate Network Hardware and software
  • Principles of ICT System and Data Security
  • Plan for the delivery of ICT support services & assist in the acquisition of ICT systems

Pathway A* 15 Month duration

  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (Level 2)
  • Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles (Level 3)
  • Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (Level 3)

One of the following:

  • CompTIA A+

OR

  • MTA Networking Fundamentals
  • MTA Server Administration Fundamentals
  • MTA Security Fundementals Or MCP Accreditation

OR

  • MCSA Configuring Windows 8/10
  • MCSA Managing and Maintaining Windows 8/10

You will receive all of the qualifications above, and you will receive your apprenticeship framework certificate, identifying you as a ICT Systems Professional Level 3 Apprentice from the Tech Partnership.

*Should the learner not complete their Diplomas by the end of Month 9, they will automatically be transferred to Pathway B.

Pathway B 12 Month duration

  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (Level 2)
  • Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles (Level 3)
  • Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (Level 3)

This pathway does not include any vendor This pathway does not include any vendor accreditations. You will receive all of the qualifications above, and you will receive your apprenticeship framework certificate, identifying you as a ICT Systems Professional Level 3 Apprentice from the Tech Partnership.

This IT Apprenticeship is designed for those with an advanced level of IT knowledge, moving into team leader or project management roles.

This can include:

  • ICT support team leader
  • networking support
  • IT analyst
  • Service operations

The technical content includes units for Software Development, Web Development, Technical Support, Telecommunications and Databases. In addition the Apprenticeship supports ‘vendor’ and industry recognised content.

Candidates wishing to enter this Higher Apprenticeship will need to have achieved one of the following:

  • A Levels, or equivalent educational attainment
  • International Baccalaureate or a relevant Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • An Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Employment within the technology/telecommunications industry for a number of years.

Potential apprentices should bear in mind that a Higher Apprenticeship combines the challenges of higher-level education with full-time employment, and should be prepared for the greater volume and level of study than in the Advanced Apprenticeship or another Level 3 qualification.

PART ONE: LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN ICT PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Leadership & direction for own area of responsibility
  • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility
  • Plan and manage a project

THEN SELECT TWO UNITS OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Investigating and Defining customer requirements
  • Remote Support for ICT Products and Services
  • Security of ICT Systems
  • Technical Advice and Guidance
  • Technical Fault Diagnosis
  • Working with ICT Hardware and Equipment
  • Designing and Developing a Website

PART TWO: DIPLOMA FOR ICT PROFESSIONALS

  • Project management
  • Effective communication in business
  • Systems development
  • Personal & Professional development
  • Emerging technologies
  • Managing budgets in a creative and cultural organisation
  • Management in IT
  • Research skills
  • Solving problems by making effective decisions in the workplace
  • Customer support provision for ICT Professionals

Apprentices are only allowed to work up to 40 hours per week but most apprentices work between 35 hours and 37.5 hours per week. This would typically be between 9am and 5.30pm with a 1 hour lunch.

Apprentices must work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

An apprentice salary starts from £3.40 per hour which is the minimum set by the government for the first year of employment. Employers set the wage and some pay much more than minimum. In fact we really encourage employers to pay more than the minimum wage in order to attract the best talent.

  1. You must provide on the job training and support in the role.
  2. You must provide a mentor to guide and support your apprentice.
  3. You must ensure apprentices gain the relevant practical work-based experience to enable them to gain the evidence for their portfolios.
  4. You are responsible for the wages of your apprentices (Minimum wages of at least £3.40 per hour for a minimum of 30 hours per week)
  5. You must available approximately every eight weeks to review the learners’ progress with the training provider assessor.
  6. You must be able to provide a safe working environment and be compliant with health & safety law.
  7. If your apprentice needs to attend College for off-site training, you must allow this and pay the apprentice’s wage for time at College.
  8. You must treat your apprentice fairly, with respect, and treat them like every other member of staff.

Your IT apprentice will receive teaching, learning and assessment through:

  • your place of work
  • through distance learning
  • online learning
  • You will have the option to attend day release workshops to enhance your knowledge and skills

IT APPRENTICESHIPS MANCHESTER

Here are some interesting facts from CompTIA that help us to understand how IT apprenticeships Manchester can help you stay ahead of the game.

CompTIA projects global IT industry growth of 4.1 percent in 2017 making the global IT Industry worth $3.5 Trillion by 2018.

Only 1 in 4 IT professionals think their employer utilizes their talent and skill to the fullest extent.

The top two challenges in IT recruitment in 2017 are: 1. Finding workers with expertise in emerging tech fields, and 2. Competing with other tech firms for talent.

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Contact us on 0161 870 9690 or send us a message. We would love to meet up to discuss how we can support your business with IT apprenticeships in Manchester.


IT Apprenticeships Manchester

According to CompTIA, for the very first time the top 5 highest valued companies in the entire world are all technology companies. Technology leads the way in shaping and moulding the world around us, effecting every aspect of business. Technological and Digital advances are driving change for both small and large businesses. CompTIA notes that “Those playing catch-up will face growing and potentially new forms of competitive pressures”. 

You can keep your business at the forefront by utilizing IT Apprenticeships in Manchester to up-skill, train and develop fresh talent who dare to explore the latest technologies, protect businesses from cyber attacks, and provide outstanding tech support and diagnostics.