Hi All,

Hopefully this meets the conditions of posting a vancancy here

It looks like we have an opening at our place for an IT Apprentice post, based in Wellingborough, Northants.

Here's a quick run down...

Good points:

You get to learn alot at our place, eg building PC's, repairing laptops, using a helpdesk, phone system, virtualisation, servers, etc...

Training on job via this scheme is excellent: NVQ/iTQ 2 & 3, MCDST, MCSA, A+, CCNA, MOS/MCAS and after 5 years you can then apply for the LCGI (an NVQ 4 level award in IT)

Bad points:

The pay... The training scheme offers £80 pw (it is a full time post), under current apprenticeship rules apprentices are exempt from the national minimum wage.

It is an entry level position, so don't expect to have domain admin rights and the ability to work on the server's/switches as soon as you start.

For the amount of users/equipment that we have you're realistically looking at a dept that has either 4 full time techs, or at least 3 full time techs with either 1 part-time tech or 1 full time IT Apprentice. Currently there is only 2 of us.

Can be good or bad points:

You get to work with Dom (Modey from Certforums), who is the Senior IT Tech, and myself, who is the IT Manager.

Not only do we support our own organisation, but we also support 2 other organisations, so there's some off-site work.

The IT Apprentice scheme is not a quick way into the IT world. The scheme can be approx 2-3 years long (can be longer depending on how fast you work/learn).

There is some training during the day and evenings, if the training is done during the day then it will count towards your working hours. I'm still finding out if the evening training is the same thing - for us full timers evening training doesn't count towards our working hours.

Ok, now that's out of the way...

We are working with several other people on this Apprenticeship post, so we're not only mentioning this here.

If you're interested, let us know via e-mail or a PM

-Ken