Fibre Engineer


Would you like to become a professional fibre expert? Want to continue studying, learning and working towards professional qualifications? Join us on our Fibre Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme and you can do both.

Who are our Fibre Engineers?
They’re the technical gurus who splice and test fibres across our expanding network. Hardly any other companies have their own in-house fibre engineering teams, so they’re one of the things that makes Virgin Media truly special.

Get end-to-end exposure
Over the course of the scheme, you’ll get to build up a full understanding of how fibre works, as you rotate through placements with a variety of teams. The aim is for you to develop the skills and experience you need to progress into a permanent field-based role.

Supercharge your skills
You’ll learn everything you need to be an expert fibre engineer including how to:
• Splice and test all fibre types
• Plan a fibre circuit
• Diagnose fibre-related issues
• Read and work to fibre schematics
• Provide quality control for contractor work

What we look for
Flexible self-starters who are happy working unsupervised and solving problems on their own initiative. You must have a full driving licence along with great communication and team-working skills. If you also have previous experience of safe working at heights and with hand and power tools, even better.

What’s in it for you
A great salary and some amazing benefits. Plus, the opportunity to add lots more skills to your locker and work towards an Associate Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship: Associate Project Management Level 4
Duration: up to 20 months
Start date: May 2021
Locations: London, Essex and Home Counties
Requirements: 5 GCSEs including Maths and English (level 4-9) or technical level 3 apprenticeship (or equivalent). Full driving licence with no more than 3 points.
Salary: £20,000 plus London Weighting Allowance for applicable locations of £2,500 and amazing benefits. At the halfway point of the scheme you can expect a salary increase to £23,000, and on successful completion of the scheme our apprentices typically move into roles with salaries in the region of £27,000-£28,000.
Deadline for applications: 22 March 2021

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