Sir John Hunt Community Sports College

Sir John Hunt Community Sports College

£159.00 Per Week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

1 X Level 3 Music Technician Apprentice
Published: Apr 08, 2021
Ref: SJH0804

Sir John Hunt Community Sports College is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated level 3 music technician apprentice to join their team in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role
Apprenticeships combine work with practical, on and off-the-job, training and study.
An apprentice will be employed for 15 months, working alongside experienced staff to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be a fully competent Teaching Assistant. They are provided with monthly training from our highly skilled teachers and provided with our bespoke sessions to ensure apprentices understand every aspect of their apprenticeship and to help build the portfolio of evidence required for the apprentices Professional Discussion at End-Point Assessment.
You will be expected to:
- Support planning and resourcing of sessions,
- To teach and assess individuals and groups and communicate effectively with learners and staff during this process.
- Support children with additional social and/or emotional needs
- Support the teacher with management of the classroom
- Prepare and maintain musical resources and displays
- Attend and assist in musical events
- Undertake other duties appropriate to your apprenticeship

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Working Hours: 37 hours per week (term time only), hours will be between Monday to Friday. (Working times to be arranged at interview) which also incorporates 20% off the job training as part of your apprenticeship.

Wages: £159 per week, £4.15 per hour, over a 37 hour week.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us via either or call us on 01752 332442.

Sir John Hunt is an outstanding school with a diverse range of pupils.

At Sir John Hunt each child is valued and nurtured. They know all of their students as individuals ensuring all pupils are happy at school, feel safe, enjoy learning, are challenged and make the best of their talents. Sir John Hunt's commitment to a pupils success is supported by a team of hard working staff and a supportive governing body.

Sir John Hunt's students are challenged and supported in their learning and they celebrate a pupils success and achievements, encouraging their students to believe in themselves.

As and when suitable vacancies arise within the school, the apprentice(s) will be considered.

Skills Required

- Have a keen interest in music
- Ability to listen, follow instructions and set up music-based activities.
- Be able to support music students in the classroom helping them to learn and progress.
- Be able to communicate effectively with young people to support learning and development.
- Be flexible, committed and possess sound administrative and IT skills.
- You should be calm, confident and demonstrate a professional approach in your dealings with young people, staff, parents and external agencies
- Suitability to work with young children (an enhanced DBS check will be performed prior to you starting the role)

Personal Qualities

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to be an excellent role-model to the children, as well as good team player and highly reliable. You will also need to be patient with a strong work ethic and able to adhere to the school's confidentiality policies.

The successful apprentice will also need to be enthusiastic, outgoing and able to motivate young people to build upon their existing skills and knowledge.

Prior Qualifications

A specific interest in music is required.
Desired qualifications are GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading)

Additional Requirements

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

Sir John Hunt CSC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates and all shortlisted candidates will be requested to complete a questionnaire about any convictions or adult cautions that are unspent. Guidance will be given to those shortlisted.

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
Learner Well Being

You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you throughout your programme, offering you support throughout. Mentoring and guidance will be given to you to enable you to succeed with your apprenticeship.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have regular visits from your assessor who will monitor your progress and conduct observations within your workplace.

Whilst at Skills Group, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge/theory based, with support sessions to help you complete the required tasks.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School