ITEC has some fantastic news to share. Within the last few weeks, 3 of our IT Infrastructure Apprenticeship learners have entered their End Point Assessment. They all passed with flying colours. This is the first time we have entered learners into City and Guilds’ new apprenticeship EPA process and the outcome of our first submissions couldn’t have gone any better and we can truly say we’re all delighted.
One of our learners, Elliot Barker, received a distinction. Commencing his apprenticeship with Hays Travel in Sunderland in September 2017, Elliot has gained valuable experience. Working predominantly at the Leechmere Industrial Estate branch, Elliot’s tasks mainly consisted of; troubleshooting and resolving everyday hardware problems. Elliot also worked closely with the software IT Support Team providing first class service to over 500 Hays sites and over 2000 individual computers. Mark Nanson and the team at Leechmere have been instrumental in supporting Elliot develop his skills, knowledge and behaviour to prove his competence in his job role. Elliot was our first learner to receive a distinction grade which is a feat that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Congratulations to Elliot on his distinction, everyone here at ITEC is proud of his achievements!
Another one of our apprentices who also passed his End Point Assessment is Brad Jayne. Brad joined Thorn Lighting in Spennymoor in September 2017 and became part of the IT team with a fellow apprentice. The apprenticeship allowed Brad to develop his skills and knowledge to allow him to provide excellent first line IT support to employees and he has learned how to use the company ticketing system Service Now to log IT related issues.
Describing his experience as an apprentice Brad said:
“I really enjoyed my time at Thorn Lighting and ITEC NE. With the apprenticeship I undertook I was able to learn new skills and get hands-on training which was a great experience for me. The support I was given from both my work colleagues and manager was excellent. ITEC helped me very well with completing the apprenticeship, I was given good support for my functional skills in maths and English to help me achieve them at level 2. Overall, I have enjoyed my apprenticeship and want to take the skills/knowledge I have learned and progress into a permanent job role in the future.”
Another one of our three IT learners to pass the new City & Guilds End Point Assessment and achieved his Infrastructure Technician Level 3 qualification is Dawid Kaminski who gained his qualifications whilst working at Park View School which is situated over two sites Church Chare at Chester-le-Street and North Lodge at Birtley.
In his job role, Dawid has gained a multitude of experience. Dawid would frequently solve IT related issues for teachers, support staff and students over the two schools. He has gained experience in setting up user accounts using Active Directory, setting up AV equipment for assemblies and after-school events, carrying out maintenance on equipment and hardware within the school environment. Throughout his time in his apprenticeship, Dawid has become a valued member of the close-knit team. Dawid has become an asset and a good ambassador for the school.
All in all, all of the learners who have entered End Point have done a superb job. Each of the learners worked incredibly hard to succeed and this is a great testament to not only the learners themselves but everyone involved in the process. Congratulations to Elliot, Brad and Dawid. Your achievements have not gone unrecognised and everyone here at ITEC is proud of your accomplishments!
If you’re reading this and are thinking about doing an apprenticeship. Do it! You could be the next learner entering End Point and receiving your qualification. If you need any more reasons as to why an apprenticeship is right for you, visit https://www.itecne.co.uk/5-reasons-why-you-should-choose-an-apprenticeship-over-university/.
You can find all of our current vacancies at https://www.itecne.co.uk/vacancies.