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The de Ferrers Academy - ICT Apprentice


ICT Apprentice


National Minimum Wage


37 hours at 39.2 weeks, Term Time plus INSET days.

Contract Type:

Fixed Term for 18 Months

Start Date:

June / July 2021


            The de Ferrers Academy 

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL

The de Ferrers Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Following on from 10 years as a specialist Technology College, de Ferrers became an Academy in January 2011. It has grown into a large, split-site, co-educational institution catering for the full range of students from ages 11-18. In 2015 de Ferrers became the first school of The de Ferrers Trust (a Multi Academy Trust).

Excellent funding has allowed the Academy to enhance resources and equipment and widely promote the use of new technologies. There are digital projectors and flat screen TVs in all curriculum areas with over 500 computers and laptops across all sites.

From October 2012, the Academy became the first school in Staffordshire to provide all sixth form students with access to a personal 1:1 iPad for use in lessons and at home. Currently, all students in Years 9  to 13 (Trent and Sixth Form Campuses) have their own iPad, as well as all teaching staff and most support staff. 

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The de Ferrers Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

The de Ferrers Academy has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the ICT function within the Academy.

You will report to the Vice Principal for Curriculum and Data and support the Academy in the day-to-day operation of the ICT function. The role will involve assisting in the ICT, audio-visual, and other media support provision to the Academy operating across all curriculum areas and administration. You will work as part of an experienced team, liaise with external ICT agencies and develop expertise in a 1:1 iPad/Apple environment. 

You will possess good numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to GCSE grade C in Maths and English, effective communication skills, and a passion for IT. The position will be 37 hours per week, 39.2 weeks per year. This Apprenticeship is offered as fixed term based on 18 months and will lead to the attainment of Level 3 in IT.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on (01283) 247700.

How to Apply:

Closing date: 16th April 2021
Interview date: 22nd April 2021
Start date: June / July 2021

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 247700 and ask to speak to Sarah Wain, HR Officer.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.