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