Apprentices

We offer a number of opportunities for you to join Virgin Media as an apprentice. Our programme is growing, and we are planning to introduce a wider range of apprenticeships in 2018 and beyond. The apprenticeships we offer range from Level 3 through to Level 7, so there’s an apprenticeship type for everyone! 

Joining Virgin Media as an apprentice provides incredible, hands-on experiences at the cutting edge. It means tons of support, plenty of development, career progression, and a full-time salary. It’s no wonder AllAboutSchoolLeavers and RateMyApprenticeship praise us as an apprenticeship top employer!

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Network Engineer

Network Engineers build and maintain the physical network of cabling and cabinets that carry our services from our technical sites to our customers’ homes.

  • Aprenticeship: Level 4 Network Engineer Standard
  • Qualification: Specific qualification dependent on area of the business
  • Duration: 18 months - 2 years
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £17,500 + formal salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits!
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Requirements: Minimum of three GCSE’s grades A-C in Maths, English and a science subject.*A-Levels are desirable for those wishing to apply for a Higher Apprenticeship Programme. Completion of Level 2 Functional Skills Exams (Maths, English Reading, English Writing and ICT) is required if not exempt.
  • Day to Day: Network Engineers work from their own company vans to build and repair the Virgin Media infrastructure ranging from our transmission hubs to the cabinets in the street. We are expanding our network rapidly across the UK and other duties such as reactive and pro-active maintenance are always ongoing to keep the daddy of all networks in tip-top shape!

Service & Install Field Technician

Install/Service technicians are the face of Virgin Media, working each day in customers’ homes to install and repair our TV, Broadband and home phone products.

  • Apprenticeship: Level 3 Unified Communications Technician
  • Duration: 13 Months
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £12,500 + formal salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits!
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Requirements: Math’s and English GCSE’s preferred but not essential. Completion of Level 1 or level 2 Functional Skills Exams (Maths, English Reading, English Writing and ICT) is required if not exempt.
  • Day to Day: Working from your own company van you will visit our customers’ homes to provide and maintain their services. Tasks can include running cables, measuring and adjusting signal levels, making and changing connections, configuring equipment and customer education about how the services work.

Check out what our current apprentice Scott and post programme apprentice Tashan are up to now!

Data Engineer

Higher Apprenticeship in ICT

Data engineers provide, configure and maintain the hardware used to create high-speed fibre connectivity.

  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £17,500 + opportunity for pay uplift based on performance + amazing benefits!
  • Location: National 
  • Requirements: Minimum of Two A-Levels in STEM based subjects (Science, Technology, English & Maths) or verified equivalent qualifications.
  • Day to Day: Data engineers travel to our customers sites to install and repair high-speed fibre connections to our business customers.

Head End Engineer

Higher Apprenticeship in ICT

Our Head-end engineers monitor and maintain the transmitted content onto our superfast network.

  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £17,500 + opportunity for pay uplift based on performance + amazing benefits!
  • Location: National 
  • Requirements: Minimum of Two A-Levels in preferably STEM based subjects (Science, Technology, English & Maths) or verified equivalent qualifications.
  • Day to Day: Virgin Media has over 50 Head-end sites where our Head-end engineers work to ensure the integrity of the content that we transmit over the network to our customers. This is predominantly an office based engineering role but some travel is required to visit other head-ends and remote hub sites.

Planning

Advanced Apprenticeships in ICT

Virgin Media planners design the network solutions that enable us to grow our industry leading network infrastructure.

  • Duration: 18 OR 24 Months
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £17,500 + opportunity for pay uplift based on performance + amazing benefits!
  • Location: National
  • Requirements: Minimum of three GCSE’s grades A-C in Maths, English and a science subject. *A-Levels are desirable for those wishing to apply for a Higher Apprenticeship Programme. Completion of Level 2 Functional Skills Exams (Maths, English Reading, English Writing and ICT) is required if not exempt.
  • Day to Day: Virgin Media has various planning apprentice opportunities. Most are office based roles working with IT software to design and build network solutions for our customers. Some roles do require site visits before and during the planning stage. Please refer to the job role requirements for specific information.

Check out what our current apprentices Lucy and Ryan are up to now!

Digital Provisioning Engineer

Our Provisioning staff work with large business contracts to supply ultra-secure services over our superfast network

  • Apprenticeship: Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions
  • Qualification: BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions (delivered by Aston University)
  • Duration: 4.5 years
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £19,000 + formal salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits!
  • Location: Peterborough  
  • Requirements: Minimum of Three A-Levels in preferably STEM based subjects (Science, Technology, English & Maths) or verified equivalent qualifications.*Please note training is provided in partnership with Aston University.

Legal

This opportunity will allow you to take ownership of a portfolio of legal claims from initial instruction, through to litigation where required.

  • Apprenticeship: Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive Standard
  • Qualification: Diploma in Law and Practice Level 6 (delivered by the University of Staffordshire)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Location: Bradford
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £18,700 + formal tiered salary progression (based on qualification progression and performance) + amazing benefits!
  • Requirements: LLB Law Degree (minimum 2:2 degree result) or equivalent ( GCILEx Level 6 or Post Graduate LPC)
  • Day to Day: As a Legal Apprentice, you will encounter exciting opportunities such as; getting the chance to visit damage locations, obtaining witness information, managing litigation and attending court! The targets you will be set are based around; financial recovery, team based and collaborative environments. All of the amazing opportunities we offer, alongside continuous role development from a qualified supervisor (Claims Specialist), will provide you with everything you need to strive.