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Apprentice Spectrum Engineering Officer - Birmingham

Office of Communications (Ofcom)
Birmingham Operations Office, 74 Ridgacre Lane, Quinton, B32 1EN
£18,020.00 annually
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

This unique opportunity will play a crucial role, inspiring the team to meet Ofcom's ambition to make communications work for everyone.

The successful candidate will:
  • Work with fellow SEO's to assist the management team to help steer appropriate spectrum management.
  • Where necessary undertake enforcement action to resolve interference issues.
  • SEO's will additionally monitor and proactively investigate improper use of the spectrum, to keep the UK businesses and consumers "on the air."
  • Reach a good theoretical understanding of radio engineering matters
  • Develop an understanding of legal and case management matters and learn to apply them practically
  • Embed within operational team and develop practical skills including use of all SEO equipment
  • Develop good governance practices, including H&S

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You willundertake a fully funded four-year, Level 6 Engineering Apprenticeship at Warwick University in addition to your on-the-job work commitments, as part of the apprenticeship studies you will attend regular block releases at Warwick, with Ofcom providing travel and local accommodation.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship we will support your application to a permanent role at Ofcom.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/5 or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/5 or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Stem Subject (Grade Grade C/5 or Above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Engineering or Stem Subject (Grade Grade C or Above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade B or Above) Essential

Things to consider

This role is field based, candidates will need to be a commutable distance to our Birmingham office & a full driving licence will be required upon completion of the apprenticeship. Additionally this opportunity is not open to applicants who have an undergraduate degree in Electronical Engineering or similar.

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