Network Engineer Apprentice


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Employer description:

Moorside High School / Consilium Academies, is a Multi-Academy Trust consisting of nine schools based across three hubs in Salford, South Yorkshire, and the North East of England.

We believe in inclusivity, both in the schools and communities we serve and are committed to working with our Academies to ensure our ethos is realised on a daily basis.

The lives of our young people should be enriched by care, experience, and this is achieved by: helping children and young people to succeed to their potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

The Trust operates a Central Team led by our Chief Executive, David Clayton. The team provide direct services to our schools as well as Trust-level accountability, leadership, and management.


We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Network Engineer - Level 4 Apprenticeship. 

The Role:

  • As an Apprentice IT Engineer, you will work as part of the Consilium Academies Technical Services Team that provides a Trust wide IT support function.
  • As part of the Trust team, you will join a growing team of committed engineers and together you will deliver IT solutions across the Trust.
  • You will be primarily based at one school site, although you may from time to time be required to provide support at other locations across the Trust.
  • You will maintain the school infrastructure, service, and solutions, ultimately ensuring that all staff and students receive support when required.
  • You will provide proactive and reactive on-site support, tracking service tickets to ensure the required systems and services are available to users as required.

Desirable skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn

Personal qualities:

  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Problem solver
  • Well organised
  • Adaptable
  • Proactive


Experience of maintaining and supporting networks:

  • Windows 10, Server 2016, Exchange, Office 365, MIS Office packages, wireless technologies, cloud technologies, SCCM, MDT, and school management information systems e.g. SIMS.

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • An A-Level in ICT
  • OR an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 ICT
  • OR an A-Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • OR a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

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  • Pension with the Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers Pension Scheme
  • 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays for all support staff (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • 36-hour working week for all full-time support staff
  • Automatic pay progression for all staff in line with their current grading structure
  • Enhanced contractual sick pay in line with the Burgundy Book and Green Book
  • Employee Assistance Program with access to counselling and CBT 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Access to an Occupational Health Provider
  • Free membership to with hundreds of exclusive offers and discounts available online and in store at many shops, gyms, and restaurants
  • An excellent Centre for Professional Learning for every member of staff; to help you perform as well as you can in your role, provide you with a sense of wellbeing at work and to help you reach your career aspirations

Future prospects:

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.