Radio Access Optimisation Apprentice

Do you want to help our network grow? Join us on our Radio Access Optimisation Apprentice Scheme and you’ll work, earn and study towards a professional qualification, all while doing something you love! 

Join the people growing our network 

Working in our Radio Access Optimisation team, you’ll be responsible for planning and optimising new and existing cell sites. You’ll work with other Radio Access teams, such as Planners, to work towards milestones and network quality targets across all assigned sites. 


Build skills for the future 

As an apprentice, you will work alongside the wider team supporting the rollout of our mobile networks. You will produce optimisation plans to achieve quality targets in your assigned areas, as well as managing radio capacity in those sites. Other responsibilities you’ll take on include: 

  • Producing new site data build plans to meet rollout and quality targets 
  • Undertaking radio network investigations  
  • Developing migration plans to solve risks and issues that have been identified 
  • Working with various Radio software solutions to Plan, Design and Deliver the Radio Network. Using Analytical skills to maximise the capability of our network for the customer. 


What we look for 

A highly organised individual that is able to lead multiple projects at one time. You’ll need to be a keen problem solver with the ability to relay information back to people of all levels effectively. Working with finances in every project, you should be able to record and budget accurately, with the confidence to ask questions when necessary. Other qualities we’re looking for include: 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office 
  • Analytical thinking 
  • Ability to structure tasks productively  

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 starting salary of £23,000 and plenty of opportunities to grow that along the way. All our apprenticeships lead to permanent roles, so once you have successfully completed the scheme, you will have a role in the team waiting for you, Level 3 Radio Technician qualification under your belt and a final salary from £30,000. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy our amazing benefits, such as: 

  • 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 3 Radio Technician
Duration: 20 months
Start Date: April 2023
Locations: Hammersmith, Leeds & Manchester
Requirements: 5 GCSES Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent. Full UK driving licence with no more than 8 points (3 points if you’ve had your licence for two years or less
Salary: Starting salary of £23,000, with an increase to £26,000 after 12 months. Final salaries will be from £30,000+ amazing benefits

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