Network Strategy Analyst Apprentice

Do you want to drive change across a thriving business that customers love? Would you like to study, learn, and work towards a professional qualification? Join us on our Network Strategy Analyst Apprenticeship and you can do both!

Lead change across Virgin Media O2 

As a Network Strategy Analyst Apprentice, you’ll join the Radio Modelling and Economics team on their journey to inspire change across the business. This team is responsible for creating technology strategies that are related to radio access network (RAN) and producing a single view on customer demand for both fixed and mobile networks. Your main role will be to develop your skills and aid this team in its overall mission, to help our network reach more people and improve the quality of the technologies we’re providing them. 


Build skills for the future 

Gain an in-depth understanding of our mobile and fixed network by rotating between specialist teams, including strategy, planning, economics and modelling. You’ll develop your analytical skills and learn how to resolve complex problems through technology. Responsibilities you will own include: 

  • Building traffic forecast algorithms to model customer growth and behaviour  
  • Investigating customer traffic pattern trends, seasonal migrations and the impact they have on our business economically  
  • Building techno-economic models to investigate the economic impact of network technologies  
  • Collaborating and assisting the wider team in strategic and competitive analysis 


What we look for 

We’re looking for someone that has a real passion for technology and is enthusiastic about their own development but also helping our business grow. You should be open to new ways of working, but confident enough to ask questions. This role is also hybrid working, primarily from home with regular visits to the office, particularly in your first few months with us. You will also need at least 2 A-Levels or a Level 3 apprenticeship, or equivalent, to be considered for this role. Other qualities we’d like to see include: 

  • A good understanding of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel 
  • Ability to work closely with others, as well as individually 
  • Keen, efficient problem solving 
  • Ability to take ownership of projects, problems and tasks 

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.   


What’s in it for you 

A fantastic starting salary of £30,000. Plenty of opportunities to progress your career and salary. A Level 6 Digital & Tech Solutions qualification. This is a great opportunity for someone that’s looking to build the foundations to an exciting, rewarding career.  

Plus, you can enjoy all our amazing 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 6 Digital & Tech Solutions
Duration: 36 months
Start Date: January 2023
Locations: Slough
Requirements: 2 A-Levels, or a Level 3 Apprenticeship or equivalent
Salary: Starting salary of £30,000, with an increase to £33,000 after 12 months. Final salaries start from £40,000 + amazing benefits 

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