IT Apprentice

10595.00 - 10595.00 GBP Annual + GBP10595/annum
12 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
IT Apprentice

Salary: GBP10,595 per year

Hours: 36.25 per week

Location: Coventry

Orbit are a leading housing provider, with a 50-year heritage, providing homes and services to more than 100,000 people across the UK. The more profit we make, the more we can invest in the communities we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

So if you are keen to learn a specific skill, whilst working for one of the country's largest housing associations, then look no further - you have come to the right place.

Please note: To find out more about these exciting opportunities why not come to our Open Evening being held on 25th June 2019 at 5:15pm at Garden Court, Binley Business Park, Harry Weston Road, Coventry. To book your place please send a text message to (phone number removed).

Our Apprenticeship Programme

In our 12 month scheme, you'll be welcomed into a team at Orbit where you'll be supported by your line manager and colleagues as you learn on the job and get the chance to gain a well recognised IT qualification. Our Apprenticeship Programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills, experience and qualifications you need to secure the job you want, whilst getting paid in full time employment.

You will also have the chance to work as a team with all the other Apprentices and deliver your own project. Our current Apprentices have just delivered a wellbeing programme for our employees which proved to be a real success across the business.

We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work. You may have just left school, or college, or may be coming to us later on in life, looking to re-train in a new career.

The Role

Reporting to the IT Service Manager, the role of the IT Apprentice will be to assist the team in providing knowledge and skills to the wider Orbit business through the provision of technical support, customer service and process delivery. As part of the team you will gain experience of Orbit IT systems whilst enhancing your skills in the support, administration and configuration of key systems and services that are in use across the wider Orbit organisation. You will learn and expand your knowledge in order to undertake 1st and 2nd line support queries on applications, ensuring they are rectified or delivered within stipulated timescales.

What We Offer

The scheme is a 12 month placement starting in September 2019.

During this time you will gain a Level 2 Apprenticeship and upon completion, also be able to move onto an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Although it is our intention to offer you a permanent role at the end of the scheme, Orbit cannot guarantee this, however, the experience and qualifications that you will have gained throughout your time with us will certainly equip you for success in securing a permanent role in your career.

We offer an excellent flexible benefits package including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership, generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.

Can I Apply?

Entry Requirements for our Apprenticeships are as follows:

Our Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16.

For an Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need 5 GCSE at grades (A*-C/9-4) or equivalent including Mathematics and English.

Orbit is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Key dates:

Closing date for receipt of applications: ?????? 10 July 2019

Assessment Centres are to be held at our Coventry Office on: Friday 9 August 2019
Start date: September 2019

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates why you are interested and how you meet the key criteria we need.

Please note that previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply