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What is a Modern Apprenticeship in ICT?
Modern Apprenticeships are designed to help you learn whilst working. You’ll gain hands-on experience with your employer and work towards a qualification all while getting paid. During your apprenticeship, you will receive full training from experienced staff to enable you to complete the day to day activities required in your role. This work-based learning is aligned with set criteria allowing you to achieve an SCQF Level 6 (also known as SVQ Level 3) in IT Professional.
A Day in the Life
Your main responsibility as a Modern Apprentice within ICT is delivering customer focused support across the council. As you may often be the first point of contact for calls and requests, you will resolve technical problems and help customers with their queries. While supporting your team in the updating and development of applications you will gain the unique experience of how an ICT team runs and the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make the digital side of an organisation run. Studying for your SVQ is completed and assessed as you work, there is no day release to college or exams required.
“The spectrum of learning available to you is much more broad than you might expect through school or college. I’ve learned so much from the people I’m working with and have been able to access so much more knowledge, training and experience than I would have done at college.” – Mason
What happens next?
The Modern Apprenticeship in ICT is a fixed term role. While you are not guaranteed a job at the end of your apprenticeship with the Council, most apprentices who complete their apprenticeship continue into further employment with us. The table below will give you an idea of the next steps into a career in ICT following completion of the Modern Apprenticeship.
How do I become a Modern Apprentice in ICT?
You will need to register for an account at MyJobScotland and complete an online application form. Remember to read the Job Profile and refer to this to highlight how you meet the criteria. Don’t worry if you do not have any recent or relevant experience, we want to give you this, but you must tell us about the transferable skills you have and how you have demonstrated these e.g. communication and organisational skills. You will have demonstrated these at school or in any work experience you may have done.
Who can apply?
This position requires academic achievement to Scottish National level 5 or Standard grade level or equivalent. Although experience with Microsoft Office would be beneficial, it is not essential. A job in ICT requires a great deal of customer care skills, as well as good organisational and communication skills.
To be eligible to apply for this Modern Apprenticeship you must be aged between 16 to 19 years of age. Or, if you consider yourself to have a disability or are care experienced, aged between 16 to 29 years of age on. Training and Qualifications gained through this apprenticeship are funded through Skills Development Scotland.