Inspire Multi Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and motivated Apprentice IT Technician who will work alongside the IT Manager to deliver IT support to staff across the Inspire family of academies. There are currently five academies within the Multi Academy Trust, located across the City of Sunderland.

Desired skills

- Enthusiasm for IT
- Ability to install software
- Ability to install hardware
- Knowledge of Microsoft software including office
- Good organisation skills

Personal qualities

- Commitment to customer care
- A good sense of humour
- Commitment to become part of the team

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade A*- C or equivalent, including Maths and English

NVQ Level 2 in IT or equivalent subject.

Future prospects

May lead to employment as IT Technician in the future, for the right candidate,

Things to consider

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Important Other Information

- Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the post
- Suitable to work with children/young people
- A willingness and ability to work across the Trust sites as required:

Working across the 5 primary schools

• Burnside Academy, Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton le Spring
• Farringdon Academy, Archer Road, Sunderland
• Fatfield Academy, Southcroft, Washington
• New Penshaw Academy, Langdale Road, Houghton le Spring
• Plains Farm Academy, Tudor Grove, Sunderland

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