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IT Apprentice - Full-time

Meopham School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-4004-331S
  • Posted:14/01/2022
  • Pay:£7.79 per hour, £288.23 a week
  • Start Date:February 2022
  • App Close Date:28/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 31st January 2022


Fixed term, 18 month apprenticeship.


37 hours per week, All year round.

We have a small dedicated IT team who play a pivotal part in ensuring all operations at Meopham School run as effectively as possible. We're now excited to be offering an apprenticeship opportunity as an IT Technician within this team.


This is a rewarding and diverse role that will give you on the job training and allow you to work towards gaining nationally accredited qualifications on a Level 3 Apprenticeship program as a IT Technician. You will play an important role in a deeply experienced and vibrant IT team with a real passion for development and learning. In this role you will be given an opportunity to experience and number of different functional areas – they can also consider dedication to a core area of interest and capability during the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Overview

Training provider: The Apprentice and Training Partnership

Expected duration: 18 months

Apprenticeship level: Advanced (Level 3)

Programme: L3 IT Solutions Technician

During this apprenticeship, you will follow a fully supported training programme with The Apprentice and Training Partnership, delivered through combined classroom-based training, workplace assessment/training and online learning.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • First point of contact for end user issues with laptops, meeting rooms and monitors in the office
  • Ensuring compliance with security software and process standards
  • New workstation set up
  • Recommended changes in office technology practises and procedures as we continue to grow rapidly


You are required to have 5 GCSE's 9-4 grades or equivalent including English and Maths to apply for this type of apprenticeship. If you do not have these grades but have completed numeracy and literacy Key Skills/Functional Skills at level two you may also apply for these apprenticeships. To qualify, you must;

  • Have good verbal and written communications skills
  • A keen interest in IT
  • Have flexibility within the role
  • Be 18 years and older
  • Have the right to work in the UK and hold a valid residency status
  • Have been a UK/EEA resident for the last 3 years
  • Be able to work full-time (Monday to Friday) and be interested in remote working

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Alec Prenter, Head of IT for an informal discussion.  alec.prenter@swale.at and 01795 426091.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: Week Commencing 31st January 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Welcome to Meopham School, where a traditional family culture combines with an ambitious ethos for excellence.

Our ethos creates a supportive, energising and inspiring climate for success. Indeed, we were recognised as the highest performing non-selective school in Kent for the third year running in the January 2019 school Performance Tables. We were also judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2019.

However, at Meopham School we measure success not just in terms of excellent academic outcomes, but also in the development of strong character. Our traditional academic curriculum combines with our Excellence Through Character curriculum to ensure that every student is nurtured to uncover their talents and aptitudes. We recognise that excellent examination results are only a part of the story. Qualifications and personality open doors initially, but it is strength of character which keeps those doors open and allows our young people to lead happy, successful and healthy lives.

We are proud that Meopham School students are curious in their learning, resilient in overcoming difficulty, and are confident in evaluating their own progress. As a consequence, they are ambitious to achieve academic and personal success, both in school and in the world beyond.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Recruitment Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust, Ashdown House, Johnson Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091 option
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).