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Oaklands is an excellent special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. 

From September 2018 we have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands Group.
Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development. We recently relocated to our purpose built new school building (close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links) that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In time, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed.

Due to our rapid and continued expansion we are looking to appoint an Apprentice IT Engineer. The successful candidate will have experience of technical support, and some knowledge of Microsoft Windows in a network environment. They will need to have the ability to work on their own initiative to diagnose issues and solve problems logically, and be ready and able to absorb knowledge rapidly.

As part of the role, the post holder will be enrolled on the Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship course with Firebrand Training. This will involve attending classes at their training centre, and completing online learning modules. For full curriculum details, click here.

We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.

We offer a comprehensive induction and INSET programme for our staff, a pension scheme and employee assistance programme.

Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.

Details of this post are available on the school’s website:
Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Lindsey Banks, HR Officer for an appointment on 0208 560 3569 (ext. 107)

To apply, please complete and email the application form to
Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification. 

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date:        15 March 2019

Start Date:            23 April 2019

Interview Date:     22 March 2019

Pay Scale:             £7.50 / hr
Actual Salary:      £14,040 FTE
Contract Type:    Apprenticeship – 18 months fixed term
Hours of work:    36 hours p/w, 08:00-16:00 with some minor variation during induction