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Careers and opportunities

About Pendle

Pendle Sportswear was established in 1977 and we are very proud to have become the largest football kit supplier selling direct to clubs in the UK and the official supplier to the English Schools’ FA. We are also the only UK kit provider direct to grassroots clubs. Current forecasts suggest we are set for another exceptional year.

We have ISO 9001 quality management systems certification for the design, customisation and supply of football kits, and our various online platforms.

Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship

An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and troubleshoot non-routine problems.

Level: 3
Duration: 20 months
Campus: Aireville Campus
Awarding Body: City & Guilds


The Infrastructure Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organisations productivity. Typical job roles could include: Help Desk Technician, First or Second Line Support, IT Infrastructure Technician, Network Support.


  • Knowledge & Understanding

  • Cabling & Connectivity

  • Maintenance Processes

  • Elements & Architecture of Computer Systems

  • Numerical Skills e.g Binary

  • Networking Skills Necessary to Maintain a Secure Network

  • Operating Systems

  • How to Operate Remotely & How to Deploy and Securely Integrate Mobile Devices

  • Working Knowledge of Cloud & Cloud Services

  • Disaster Recovery & How a Disaster Recovery Plan Works

  • Coding & Logic

  • Business Processes

  • Business IT Skills Relevant to the Organisation

Entry Requirements

  • Employment within the industry

  • 3 GCSEs grade 9-4 including English & Maths

  • Level 2 in IT subject

Career Progression

  • Help Desk Technician

  • First or Second Line Support

  • IT Infrastructure Technician

  • Network Support

Starting Rate of Pay

  • 16 years old £5.63 per hour
  • 17 years old £6.19 per hour
  • 18 years old £7.32 per hour

Anyone aged above to be confirmed.


For enquries please contact Sarah at or 01756 693686.