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ICT Development Apprentice

  • Reference: 06_18
  • Published on: Mon 16/04/2018 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 14/05/2018 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £10,804.03 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: The Old Fire Station Building
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Level 3 ICT Professional Apprenticeship

Job Description

University is not the right choice for everyone and here at Lancaster City Council we have a fantastic alternative, an apprenticeship that gives you up to two years’ real world experience via on the job learning, with one week in every six in college gaining theoretical knowledge to apply back in the office. Being an apprentice with Lancaster City Council is not just about training and qualifications. We have your long-term professional career in mind, so from the day you join us you will have the potential to be considered for permanent employment.

ICT is responsible for the support and development of all Council computer, network, printing and telecommunication services. ICT work closely with all departments to help provide efficient cost effective services to the council through the best use of technology. ICT is led by the ICT Manager and consists of two teams, Operations and Development.

The post holder will be based in the Development team, which is responsible for the design and development of new and existing ICT including business software applications, data and communication networks and infrastructure services. The Development team also includes Geographic Information System (GIS) and street naming and numbering.

This role includes:

· Developing bespoke applications using a variety of programing languages.

· Troubleshooting existing business applications.

· Investigating user requirements to ensure future needs are met.

· Testing and deploying cloud technologies.

· Assisting with Council-wide projects to roll out new, modern systems

· Liaising with internal and external contacts to troubleshoot and improve systems.

· Working towards improving the baseline security of council ICT systems using modern technologies and techniques.

· The design, build and testing of network infrastructure such as virtual servers, firewalls and network switches.

If you want to begin a career in ICT, and want a wide experience of technologies allowing you to develop a number of skill sets, then this could be the role for you.

If you wish to speak to someone within the department to discuss any aspect of the role we would welcome your call. Please ring Stephen Hargreaves, Projects and Security Manager on 01524 582315 or Ben Wainwright, ICT Development Manager on 01524 582131.

Number of Positions available



£10,804.03 per annum, Apprentice Year One rate

Working week

37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday. Lancaster City Council does offer a flexi-leave scheme which you would be eligible for.

To complete your qualification, you will be required to attend college for one week out of every six weeks.

Other information

Annual Leave entitlement is 26 days plus bank holidays.

For applicants who may still currently be in their final year of full time education, the recruitment panel are open to the right candidate starting in July or August.

Length of apprenticeship

Up to 2 years.

Permanent post

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the post holder will be appointed to the permanent post of Development Assistant. The Development Assistant role is 37 hours per week on Grade 3 SCP 18 – 25, which is currently £18,870 - £23,111 per annum. The starting salary will be SCP 18, £18,870 per annum, the post holder with receive an increment on an annual basis until they reach the top of the grade.

Skills required

You will have (or have been predicted) Grade C or above GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and it would be desirable for you to hold (or have been predicted) Grade C or above in GCSE IT (or equivalent). Excellent IT skills are a must, along with good written and verbal communication skills. The ability to maintain high levels of accuracy is also essential. Experience of development is desirable but not essential.

Personal qualities

The post offers a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, reliable and focused individual, who is enthusiastic about IT. They must be keen to work well within a busy team dealing with a variety of different types of work, show a willingness to learn in order to develop their skills, and demonstrate maturity along with the ability to work alongside a wide variety of people.

Usual place of work

The Old Fire Station, George Street, Lancaster.

How to apply

Visit https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/sites/recruitment/recruitment-apprenticeships and complete the application form.

If you have any queries regarding the apprenticeships please email recruitment@lancaster.gov.uk or call 01524 582077

Closing date

Monday, 14 May 2018

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