Work with 3aaa to transform your business by recruiting an IT Apprentice today! At 3aaa, we are dedicated to developing and providing you with the next generation of Technology professionals that our team will prepare to step straight into real life industry.

Our programme creates opportunities for a business like yours to bring in fresh and innovative talent that will transform your company. Your local 3aaa Academy is continually working with enthusiastic and motivated young people who are keen to get a head start in their IT career. Our Apprentices receive bespoke IT training which has been designed and tailored to meet the continually evolving IT industry.

The 3aaa Technology Apprenticeship programme delivers all of the skills that a new employee requires to ensure that they are successful within this constantly changing, fast moving sector. We also offer the flexibility within the programme to ensure that you can mould your Apprentices in exactly the way that you choose.

key facts

the figures that matter to you

  • £3.40per hourMinimum Apprentice Wage
  • 30hours p/weekMinimum hours p/week*
  • 2years maxCourse Length**
  • 90%success ratefor 3aaa Apprentices
* A minimum of 30 hours per week with a maximum of 40 hours per week.
**A maximum of 2 years for Level 3 progression onto Level 4.
A maximum of 12 months if it is decided that the Apprentice will only do Level 3.

technical details

the important stuff

Course Name, Details and Length:
Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
A maximum of 2 years for Level 3 progression onto Level 4. A minimum of 12 months if it decided that the Apprentice will only do Level 3
Training will be delivered by our industry experienced team, with the Apprentice attending their local Academy, through independent study and ongoing training in the work place
During the initial Level 3 12 month programme, your Apprentice will initially attend the Academy every other week for a total of up to 10 training weeks. The remaining time is spent in the work place, putting the skills that they are learning into place within a real life industry.
Your Apprentice 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)
Your Apprentice will learn to:
Strip down and repair computers
Change computer components
Install, configure and update a range of operating systems
Troubleshoot and diagnose faults on PC’s and simple networks
Install and configure peer to peer networks
Troubleshoot, evaluate and test a range of software applications
Test and evaluate computer software and code
Build and test websites

did you know?

  • 96% of Employers report that taking on an Apprentice benefits their business.
  • Research states that 81% of consumers would prefer to use a company that employs Apprentices.
  • 88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce

ofsted outstanding

What ofsted said?

“The vast majority of Apprentices make outstanding progress. They are in demanding and important job roles within their chosen careers. They are highly motivated and keen to learn. Considerable time and effort is taken to match apprentices to suitable jobs and employers.” Ofsted November 2014

level 4 progression

don't stop at level 3

Your Apprentice will initially complete a 12 month Level 3 programme with the expectation that they will have developed the required capability and be undertaking a challenging role that will allow them to progress onto a 12 month Level 4 IT Apprenticeship programme.

The focus of the Apprenticeship is on self-directed research, study and assignment completion. It is a 12 month programme where your Apprentice will attend the Training Academy on day release for up to a maximum of 20 Academy training days. Their remaining time is spent with you in the work place.

Higher IT Apprentices can expect to follow one of a number of career paths with this Apprenticeship programme in job roles such as;

Your potential career path...
IT Network Manager
IT Analyst
IT Engineer
As this is a higher level qualification, your Apprentice will need to be able to demonstrate supervisory responsibilities within their role either through job progression or project work
What qualifications will your apprentice gain?
Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals
Level 4 HNC in Systems Development
The diploma units are delivered and assessed in the workplace and the HNC units are delivered during day release to the 3aaa Training Academy.
What units will your Apprentice study?
The Level 4 Diploma in IT:
Health and Safety in ICT
Develop own effectiveness and professionalism
Customer care in ICT
Technical fault diagnosis
Health and Safety in ICT
Working with ICT hardware and equipment
Security of ICT systems
Technical advice and guidance
The HNC in Systems Development:
Health and Safety in ICT
Computer systems
Employability and professional development
Project design implementation and evaluation
Emerging technologies
Networking technologies

Your dedicated Recruitment Executive will be on hand to discuss any questions you have regarding the Level 4 Apprenticeship programme. An Assessor will regularly visit you and your Apprentice in the workplace to carry out onsite reviews and assessments. This ensures that your Apprentice is on track with their work and that you as their employer are fully informed of their progress.

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