Apprentices

We offer a number of great apprenticeship opportunities at Virgin Media across a wide range of disciplines!

If our current opportunities don’t tickle your fancy, or they’re not currently live vacancies, but you’d love to work for us (why wouldn’t you?) then Register your interest!

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!

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!

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.

Service & Install Field Technician - Scotland

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: Scottish Level 6 – Diploma for Information Technology & Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £12,500 + formal salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits!
  • Location: Scotland – various locations
  • 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 role summary: 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.

Data Analyst

Our Data Analysts drive the data intelligence agenda, by producing reports and analysing crucial data.

  • Qualification: Level 4 Data Analyst (Delivered in partnership with the University of West London - block release)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Location: Birmingham, Hook, Reading, Hammersmith
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £17,500 starting salary + opportunity for pay uplift based on performance within 12 months + amazing benefits!
  • Requirements: At least 2 GCSE’s in Maths and English at grade A*-C or equivalent and at least 80 UCAS points (200 UCAS points on the old tariff scale).If you don’t have the required UCAS points but you have already completed a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Technology, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals or in IT Application Specialist you would also qualify for this scheme.
  • Day to Day: As a Data Analyst you will be focussing on producing reports and analysing data. While part of a trusted team your combined remit will be to drive the data intelligence agenda for the wider group and to ensure maximum value is gained from its data across the business.  You’ll learn to produce regular reports, analyse on a variety of data to ensure anomalies are addressed and share your improvement ideas with the team.