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Test Engineer Apprentice

Virgin Media
Bradford, West Yorkshire
£23,000 with an increase to £26,000 after 12 months. Final salaries in the region of £30,000-35,000
Closing date
3 Jul 2023

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24 months+

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Are you a keen problem solver with a passion for new technologies? Join us on our Test Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme and you will study, learn and work towards a professional qualification while earning! 


Our Business to Business (B2B) Network Test Team are the ones that look after the services and products we offer our business customers to make sure they work effectively for the customer’s needs while staying in line with approved test practices and methods. As an apprentice, you’ll work with this team to provide service testing across a range of customers and build a broad knowledge of the area. 


Build skills for the future  

As a Test Engineer Apprentice, you will be working alongside individuals with specialist knowledge to get in the thick of it and experience all areas. You’ll assess what, how and why different services need to be tested. Responsibilities you could take on include: 

  • Reviewing technical requirements to understand the use of a specific product 
  • Designing a test plan with the customers requirements and purpose of a piece of technology in mind 
  • Carrying out tests on products and services to ensure they perform effectively 
  • Producing documentation to show the tests that have been run, including results and any faults identified 


What we look for  

Curiosity. Passion. Flexibility. We need someone that’s happy to pick things up and run with them, can balance multiple priorities at once, and has a keen eye for detail. You should be a focused individual with great organisation skills and the drive to learn and develop. Other qualities we’d like to see include: 

  • A real interest in and curiosity about technology 
  • Ability to approach tasks with the customer in mind 
  • Data analysis skills 

 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  

Enjoy a starting salary of £23,000, with the opportunity to increase this throughout the scheme. You’ll be working towards a Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship, building new skills along the way. All of our apprentices are offered permanent roles upon completion of the scheme, so you’ll have a role waiting for you with a final salary from £30,000. Plus, you can enjoy 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.  


We are Virgin Media O2    

Since we joined forces, we’ve been reimagining connectivity to upgrade the UK. We’re a beacon of innovation, brimming with new ideas and dedicated people. Lighting up life for millions of homes, businesses and communities. Striving to give our customers unconditional connectivity. We’re here to challenge the market – to win, not compete.         

We know how to make these opportunities exciting and valuable for you. You just need to find your role. Perhaps this is it (if not we have others!).   


Apprenticeship: Level 4 Network Engineer  
Duration: 24 months  
Start Date: September 2023  
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 in the region of £30,000-£35,000 + amazing benefits 


Our business might have first burst into life in 2007, but our history is the history of phone, TV and internet in the UK. Why? Simple. Because we’re its future. Our culture is led by ideas and pioneers, challenge and creativity, and diversity and opportunity – it’s about always looking forward and the truth is we’re just getting warmed up.

Our network may be the biggest in the UK and Europe, unrivalled for its power and speed. But we’re not resting. We’re investing. In the network and our people. We plan to invest an additional £40 million over the next three years to refurbish key sites and acquire new alternative sites for our people.

Right now, our combination of voice, broadband and video products, combined with TiVo, sets the standard in homes across the nation. The future is all about going beyond the home, and beyond the norm. We’re going to explode the possibilities – giving people the communication, entertainment and connectivity they want, whenever and wherever they want it.

Virgin Media is building connections that really matter.  If it matter to our clients, then it really matters to us.

We’ve got a very different way of looking at the world, and it shows in what we're like as a place to work. It’s not a nine-to-five, clock in and tune out sort of place. And there’s no corporate mask to put on at the door – you can just be yourself. So, you'll be joining a bunch of people who are naturally adventurous, inventive and never stop questioning to make sure we aren’t missing a trick. 

As part of our varied apprenticeship schemes, we’re committed to helping talented people move onwards and upwards through our business. All of our schemes are designed to give you the knowledge, skills, experience and exposure you need to progress and develop a rewarding Virgin Media career.

When you’re part of the Virgin Media family you can trust us to do the right thing by you. So we go all-out to be a great place to work – and we offer some pretty impressive benefits too. Join us, and in return, you’ll get brilliant training and loads of mentoring to help you blaze a trail through our business. We promise you’ll have more than a little fun along the way!

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01635 888350
500 Brook Drive
United Kingdom

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