Priory School - Apprentice IT Technician

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth PO4 0DL
Salary per week: £131.25
Working hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Friday: 8:00AM – 3:30PM (37.5 hours per week)
Applications in by: 26/01/2018
Interview Date: 29/01/2018
Job Code: ED25926

The Apprentice IT Technician will be responsible for assisting in all aspects relating to the care and maintenance of computing, audio, visual, printers and other IT equipment across the School.

Priory School is a fantastic place to work and we look for excellence in all aspects of learning. We are a thriving, vibrant and energetic community demonstrating a common purpose – to ensure the very best for each and every one of our students. We are a school with a distinct ethos that recognises every student has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents; our aim is to ensure that these are all developed to their full potential. It is a place where staff are committed and proud to work, a place which Governors and parents, carers and guardians are proud to support and a school to which students are proud to belong.

We lead and innovate to make learning challenging and distinctive. The relationships between staff, teachers, students, parents and guardians are fundamental to the success of the school. Working together we ensure that students enjoy their time at Priory, make progress above the national average and leave us as responsible, well-qualified, mature young people; ready to make a valued contribution to society. Providing top quality teaching and learning, in order that all students can improve their academic and personal outcomes and achieve their full potential, remains at the heart of all that we do.

This is a successful school where we aspire for everyone to improve on their personal best with a relentless pursuit of excellence. We never rest on our laurels, but look for new opportunities so that we continue to inspire confident and independent learners who are equipped for, and will thrive in, a changing world.

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Duties will include:

As you progress through your apprenticeship, your role will involve:
  • To provide first line helpdesk support to students and staff for hardware, software, audio-visual, printers and other IT equipment
  • To assist with the setting up, maintenance and repair of computers, audio-visual equipment, computer-linked equipment and computer-related equipment.
  • To install and configure software applications
  • To help produce and maintain IT statistics, reports, checklists and other documentation as necessary.
  • To assist with the upkeep of the School’s IT inventory
  • To help maintain appropriate stock levels of computer consumables and accessories.
  • To maintain satisfactory standards of safety and security in relation to computer rooms and equipment.
  • To set up, maintain and organize repairs for various computing, audio visual and printing equipment.
  • To be aware of and abide by the School’s health and safety procedures and associated policies
  • To proactively implement the School’s policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other relevant duties as may reasonably be requested by the Head Teacher / IT Manager.

Skills required:

  • A good level of spoken and written English
  • Good numeracy and mathematical skills
  • An aptitude and / or interest in IT

 Personal qualities

  • An excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills to develop relationships with people at all levels.
  • A highly organised individual who works well under pressure.
  • Consistent, supportive, proactive and flexible in the way you deliver.
  • Positive, and energetic and take pride in your and our success.
  • Responsible and accountable for delivery of your personal tasks and outcomes.
  • A major contributor, committed to team success.

 Qualifications required

  • Preferred GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths grade A* - C (5 – 9)


  • Staff social events i.e. bowling etc.
  • 26 days holiday per year
  • Christmas events
  • Uniform

Future Prospects

  • A potential full time IT career at Priory School with opportunities for development and further learning subject to the successful applicant’s commitment and performance within their apprenticeship programme and job role.

Applications in by: 26/01/2018
Interview Date: 29/01/2018
Job Code: ED25926


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