Jobs created at Coventry education business

Jobs created at Coventry education business

A Coventry-based education business is helping schools to embrace digital learning and technology in the classroom.

Primary Goal, which was founded by Louise Campton with guidance from the University of Warwick Science Park’s Ignite Programme, is looking for 30 apprentices to support teachers with tech-related issues.

Each apprentice will be based at a school full time to support teachers across all curriculum subjects and will work towards a Microsoft Level 3 and 4 IT apprenticeship framework combined with the Microsoft Educators Award.

Throughout their time at their respective schools, each apprentice will be mentored by specialist staff covering technical support, hardware maintenance, software development, curriculum delivery, use and development of AV equipment and e-safety.

Louise Campton, founder and director of the Primary Goal business, says combining IT and curriculum support will benefit participating schools and the future of the IT industry.

Louise said: “This is a unique service where our apprentices will help teachers to bring the school curriculum to life for so many school children in Coventry and Warwickshire by utilising the Microsoft toolkit.

“For the first time, some teachers will have a full time ‘go to’ person for all things technology for five days a week. If there is a more serious issue then the apprentice has a full range of support at their fingertips.

“Not only does this combined service make teachers’ lives easier, it aids the children’s classroom learning experience and helps young people to get their foot on the career ladder.”

Primary Goal has now moved into a new base at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley, and is on the lookout for young people to offer a unique service to schools combining technical hardware and curriculum support. 

Primary Goal was helped with its expansion by a business growth initiative called Ignite, which provides advice and support to entrepreneurs on starting up and growing their business, funded by Advantage West Midlands.

Penny Robb, manager of the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre, said: “Digital skills are becoming increasingly important in the work place, and it’s fantastic to see a business that is helping different generations – including youngsters, school leavers and teachers - to get to grips with the ever-changing technological landscape.

“Primary Goal has proven that by using the help and support available through the Ignite Programme, it is possible for people to turn their business vision into a successful reality.”