Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician

What is a Firebrand Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship?

Apprentices will develop into Google Cloud Infrastructure Technicians, responsible for maintaining or expanding their organisation’s infrastructure services on Google Cloud.

Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician apprentices support internal and external customers, resolving virtual and on-premise queries. They’ll develop into the organisation’s Google Cloud experts, able to implement, deploy, migrate and maintain applications in the cloud.

Apprentices will learn deploying practical solutions including securely interconnecting networks, customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring. They'll also learn how to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud Platform, using proven design patterns and the principles of Google Site Reliability Engineering (SRE).

Typical careers:Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician, Helpdesk Technician, 1st or 2nd Line Support, IT Infrastructure Technician & Google Cloud Network Support

How are employers involved?

  • Employing an apprentice for a fixed 15 month contract to progress them beyond their existing skills
  • Creating a position that will give apprentices an opportunity to work alongside IT professionals and learn the skills outlined in the Infrastructure Technician Standard
  • Dedicating an internal mentor to coach, organise and support the apprentice throughout their learning
  • Working closely with Firebrand Training to build the best training programme
  • Helping their apprentice with their final assessment programme to achieve all of their learning outcomes in the Infrastructure Technician Trailblazer Standard
  • Supporting other expenses required during the learning programme - including travel and additional learning
  • Paying their apprentice the recommended minimum wage of £200 per week.

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What qualifications ans certifications can Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician apprentices achieve?

As part of their apprenticeship, your apprentices must sit a number of pre-selected exams which they will need to pass to gain their Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship qualification at a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Apprentices are also assessed by Firebrand against Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Standards as part of their programme.

Exams and certifications are not mandatory for every Firebrand training course attended by apprentices, however employers can purchase additional exam vouchers when their apprentices have gained the relevant work experience if they wish to.

Once apprentices have completed their apprenticeship they are officially recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

How will Firebrand help?

  • Our programmes are fully customisable - so we'll help tailor your programme to suit both employer and apprentice
  • We'll designate a Learning Mentor, who'll guide and support employers, mentors and apprentices throughout the programme
  • We run courses throughout the year, meaning training can be scheduled around the progress of apprentices and their job role
  • Travel and expenses are kept to a minimum, due to our residential and fully inclusive training
  • Because we've delivered 100s of Tech Industry Gold Trailblazer apprenticeships already, we make things efficient and easy - leaving you to concentrate on apprentice needs and development

5 steps to being a Firebrand Apprentice employer

  1. Identify whether you're recruiting for a new role, or if you'd like to develop existing staff
  2. Choose a mentor for your apprentice - they'll be responsible for the programme’s success within your organisation.
  3. Confirm the mentor understands the Infrastructure Technician Occupational Brief and can identify roles and responsibilities where the apprentice can learn and experience the knowledge standards required.
  4. Identify the type of accelerated training courses you see your apprentice taking
  5. Complete your Employer Declaration, where you'll create your job advert if you're hiring someone new

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Your Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician programme

Apprentices will develop into Google Cloud Infrastructure Technicians, responsible for maintaining or expanding their organisation’s infrastructure services on Google Cloud.

Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician apprentices support internal and external customers, resolving virtual and on-premise queries. They’ll develop into the organisation’s Google Cloud experts, able to implement, deploy, migrate and maintain applications in the cloud.

Customise your IT apprenticeship programme

Your Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician programme is fully customisable, so you can change it to suit you as an employer or apprentice. In the table below, we've pre-selected the most popular Firebrand courses that align to the Occupational Brief in the government Standard for this apprenticeship. You can substitute these for optional courses up to the same value, where the same Knowledge Standards are covered.

Courses with Knowledge Standards highlighted in red cannot be substituted.

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CourseDurationKnowledge Standards covered

Pre-selected courses

ITIL® Foundation Certification2 days
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CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training3 days
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CompTIA A+4 days
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App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals2 days
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Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals and Infrastructure
On-boarding and fund administrationMandatory
End point assessmentMandatory

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Knowledge modules

  1. Working knowledge of: a range of cabling and connectivity, the various types of antennas and wireless systems and IT test equipment
  2. Understands maintenance processes and applies them in working practices
  3. Understands the similarities, differences and benefits of up-to-date hardware available
  4. Understands and applies the basic elements and architecture of computer systems and business IT architecture
  5. Understands the relevant networking skills necessary to maintain a secure network
  6. Understands the similarities, differences and benefits of the current Operating Systems available
  7. Understands how to operate remotely and how to deploy and securely integrate mobile devices
  8. Understanding and working knowledge of Cloud and Cloud Services
  9. Understands the importance of disaster recovery and how a disaster recovery plan works and their role within it
  10. Understands the similarities and differences between a range of coding and logic
  11. Understands and complies with business processes
  12. Working knowledge of business IT skills relevant to the organisation

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Five reasons the Google Cloud Infrastructure Technician Firebrand Apprenticeship is for you

  1. Certify at twice the speed. With our accelerated training, apprentices can spend longer in the workplace putting their certifications into practice
  2. Customise your programme. It's up to you which courses you choose for your programme to make it as relevant as possible for your business
  3. No cohorts. Apprentices train on Firebrand accelerated courses all-year round on our public schedule, training alongside industry professionals whenever it suits your business
  4. All costs are included. Our training includes all accommodation and food costs, plus transport to and from the nearest train station
  5. Train with a Tech Partnership Gold Provider. Our programmes are designed and accredited by industry employers to deliver world-class tech training

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