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Radio Access Optimisation Apprentice (Virgin Media)

Estio Training
Leeds, Hammersmith , Runcorn , Wythenshawe
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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18-24 months

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Level 3 Radio Network Technician

About the company:

We’re Virgin Media O2 and we’re here to upgrade the UK. Virgin Media O2 combines the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely available broadband speeds. We’re a customer-first organisation that brings a range of connectivity services together in one place with a clear mission: to upgrade the UK. We are the corporate brand of the 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA and are one of the UK’s largest businesses.

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Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Radio Access Optimisation Apprentice.

with Virgin Media.  

Job Description:

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! 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.  

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: 

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • 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. 


  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

Essential Skills

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.   

Personal qualities:

  • Analytical Thinker.
  • Problem solver.
  • Good organisational skills.

Future prospects:

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!

Training to be provided:

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 3 Radio Network Technician qualification, with training in how to:

  • Radio Network Fundamentals
  • Designing a Radio Network
  • Testing Radio Network
  • Monitoring and Fault Finding


We are an IT and Digital apprenticeship provider, specialising in bringing high quality training to digital apprenticeships across England. We offer level 3 and 4 apprenticeships in IT, Software Development, Software Testing, Cyber Security, Data Analysis, Digital Marketing and Business Analysis.

We bring people together: we partner with employers to create digital apprenticeship opportunities, and work hard to find the talent to fill these roles.
We bring new skills to the nation: our trainers have all worked within the industry, so they’re the best people to transfer the skills you need.

We help you start your dream career: our digital apprenticeships provide you with the skills and qualifications, as well as the experience, you’ll need to kickstart your career in an industry you love

Find Us
01133 500 333
Estio Training
Leeds House
2 New Lane
LS11 5EB

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