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  • Advertised from 29th January 2020
  • 12 months initial contract. Potential employment opportunity at end of apprenticeship
  • D18.19/SG


Job Purpose - You will be working within our ICT team, providing first line ICT support and data services to staff and students.

Types of activities – Desktop support, installing Windows and Software, rebuilding computers, fixing and maintaining devices (e.g. printers), server room housekeeping.

Individuals will be expected to engage proactively with a varied workload to support requirements across the business, which include Scientific Research, Education and Commercial activities.

During this 12-month apprenticeship, you will work towards an SCQF 6 Diploma in ICT whilst also studying towards Microsoft Technology Associate certifications.

At the end of the apprenticeship, there will be a review of resource requirements. This may result in a future employment position.

Please read our job description for full job details

Attributes required – The ideal candidate should have experience with computing, for example, as a hobbyist, and show enthusiasm for the subject area. You should be educated to at least National 5 level, preferably holding certificates in relevant technical, scientific or mathematical subjects. We are looking for someone keen to advance their ICT knowledge in what is a stimulating and diverse working environment.

It would be helpful if you also had some experience of working in a customer-orientated area and are used to dealing with people. You will be expected to help a range of people, including staff, students and visitors and help them with their ICT issues. Good online research/learning skills would be an advantage.

You will be well organised with the ability to multi-task and work well as part of a team that serves the wider research/business/educational community.

This is a great opportunity for those looking to progress their career whilst remaining in the Oban area. We are looking for individuals who bring enthusiasm to their work and are willing to tackle fresh challenges.

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website

Alternatively, please send a CV and cover letter to: Human Resources, Human Resources, Modern Apprentice - ICT Support Analyst, Job Ref D18.19/SG, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA or e-mail

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st February 2020

SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.