Keep our network running seamlessly
Working in our Core Connectivity Network Engineering & Delivery division, our Network Design Engineers plan software and configurations across our business. They’re not out in the streets, but remotely design our broadband, TV, IP and optical networks. As an apprentice, you will learn the ropes and gain experience in teams across the division to later progress your career as a Network Engineer.
Build skills for the future
Network Design Engineer Apprentices will work with divisions across the business to deliver network designs and outcomes. Day-to-day, you will be identifying health and risk assessments, and incorporating them into the actions you undertake to deliver solutions efficiently. You could find yourself:
- Designing the VMO2 network as per the customer requirement
- Deploying network configurations and software updates following requirements for network capacity build upgrades, among many others
- Creating inventory records for IP and transmission networks and infrastructure to meet standards and timelines.
- Ensuring all design solutions comply with the latest Core Architecture, Engineering and Design documentation
- Working with the Project Team to coordinate deployment from start to finish
What we look for
During this scheme, you’ll balance multiple projects at once, so it’s important you’re organised and can lead these effectively. The responsibilities you take on will have a huge impact on our business, so you’ll need to pay attention to detail and strive to quickly resolve any problems that arise. Other skills that would help you succeed include drive to learn and a real passion and curiosity about technology.
We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.
What’s in it for you
A starting salary of £23,000 with plenty of opportunities to progress throughout the scheme, with a permanent position upon successful completion of your apprenticeship. You’ll work towards a Level 4 Network Engineer qualification, gaining invaluable skills and experience along the way. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy our benefits, including:
- 25 days holiday
- Your birthday off every year
- Employee discounts on mobile, broadband and TV services
…and loads more!
What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship?
Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job. As a result, you’ll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us.
Apprenticeship: Level 4 Network Engineer
Duration: 24 months
Start Date: November 2022
Requirements: 5 GCSES Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent
Salary: Starting salary of £23,000, with an increase to £26,000 after 12 months. Final salaries can be from £30,000 + amazing benefits)