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Apprentice Computer Manufacturer


Job description

Cougar Extreme are looking for a hard-working individual to assemble and repair computers and deal with customer service enquires.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, confident and be able to work using their initiative, ensuring professionalism at all times to deliver excellent customer service.

Main duties include:

  • Dealing with enquires, offering advice and customer service
  • Logging jobs
  • Learning and implementing diagnostic techniques
  • Repairing and building PCs/laptops/MACs
  • Servicing computers
  • Software installation
  • Building computers from scratch
  • Upgrading existing customer computers
  • Quoting repairs and new builds
  • Dealing with data backups and system restores

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 19/11/2019

Possible start date: 03/12/2019

Skills required

  • You will need to have an awareness of computer brands and use your initiative
  • Work well with team members and have good customer service skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Problem solving

Qualifications required

English, maths, IT Grade C/D-3/4 or above (or equivalent) desirable but not essential. Candidate will be required to meet minimum levels of requirement through computer based assessments.

Candidate requirements

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

Reality Check:

Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours.

Training provided

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Information and Communications Technology - 12 months.

  • Diploma in ICT Professional Competence - Level 2
  • Award in ICT Systems and Principles - Level 2
  • Functional Skills English, maths and ICT Level 1

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be working at the employer’s address four days per week. Depending on your training you will need to attend Nottingham College one day per week.

Future progression

Potential for full time employment with the company on completion of the apprenticeship.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
What is your mode of transport?

Second question
Can you identify any experience or training you have completed, relevant to the chosen Apprenticeship?

Employer information

Cougar Extreme is an established presence established over 30 years ago. We specialise in state-of-the-art computers at outstanding prices. Our aim is to deliver our customers the best possible service through our many years of experience.

Address details:

Cougar Extreme Limited
Cougar House
Church Lane

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Reference number VAC001590125
Working week 9.30am – 6.00pm Monday - Friday and occasional Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm.

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 12 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course IT, Software, Web and Telecoms - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £160.00 (Weekly)

Wages explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).