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Monarch IT Apprenticeship

The Monarch IT Apprenticeship program was launched in 2014, working in partnership with award winning and Ofsted rated training providers. University is not the only route available to an illustrious IT Career; we aim to give dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic young people another option where learning and getting paid come hand in hand.

The Scheme

The apprenticeship is a 12 month programme, combining guided independent study, hands on training and experience within Monarch's excellent IT Department, all wrapped up in a programme of continual assessment.

The apprentice will initially attend the Training Academy every other week for a total of up to 10 training weeks. The remaining time is spent in the work place with Monarch’s IT Team, putting the skills that you are learning in place within a real life industry.

Apprentices will work towards:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT, Maths or English. (Where applicable)

What will I learn?

The qualifications that you gain on an apprenticeship are important, however, much of what you learn on an apprenticeship involves work-related and transferable skills as well as hands-on experience.

Working in Monarch's IT department as an apprentice means you’re actually doing the job rather than doing classroom based activities that are a simulation of the job or just learning the theory. The role is based at Luton Airport and will involve working across the airline and engineering businesses in the office and the hangars.

As an apprentice who is employed, you are also expected to act accordingly and you will develop skills in communication, time-keeping and organisation. You’ll learn how to work with other people in the work place, how to take on responsibility, how to participate in the work place and also how to manage your finances, as you are being paid.

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IT Focused learning knowledge includes:

Strip down and repair computers

Mobile technology – Tablets and smartphones

Change computer components

Install configure and update a range of operating systems

Troubleshoot and diagnose faults on PC’s and simple networks

Understand the basics of server networks

Test and evaluate computer software

Troubleshoot, evaluate and test a range of software applications

Create and amend user accounts

Modify application and network permissions

Whats next?

Please watch this space for our next assessment day

Minimum entry requirements:

To be aged 16 – 19 years old

Ideally have 5 GCSE’s – Grade C and above.

English, Maths and ICT GCSE – Minimum of Grade C or equivalent.

3 Years EU residency