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Network Engineer Apprentice

Employer
AF-IT LTD
Location
The Old Warehouse, Bincombe Lane, Crewkerne, TA18 7BH
Salary
£12,000.00 annually
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Telecommunications
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
January
Duration
Permanent
What you will do in your working day
  • Monitor, identify and implement required maintenance procedures
  • Organise and prioritise clients or stakeholders' requests in line with SLAs and organization processes
  • Upgrade, apply and test components to systems configurations ensuring that the system meets the organisation's requirements and minimises downtime. This should include backup processes

The training you will be getting

During the apprenticeship you will work towards the following:

Occupational Duties
  • Install, configure, and test appropriate network components or devices securely to well-defined specifications whether physical or virtual
  • Acquire and analyse network performance data to monitor network activity
  • Optimise and maintain the performance of network systems or services in line with well-defined specification whether physical or virtual
  • Investigate and problem solve to address technical performance issues in networks to return the network to successful operation and escalate as necessary
  • Undertake upgrades to a network including physical or virtual systems
  • Interpret written requirements and technical specifications in relation to delivery of network systems and services
  • Maintain accurate logical records in line within organisational policy when carrying out network tasks
  • Use operational data to manage weekly work schedule in an efficient and cost effective way
  • Consider the impact and risks when implementing network changes in line with work activities and escalating as required by organisational policies
  • Communicate technical network requirements effectively and professionally with a range of stakeholders ensuring stakeholder relationships are maintained
  • Practice continuous self-learning to keep up to date with technological developments to enhance relevant skills and take responsibility for own professional development
  • Incorporate considerations of the requirements of the wider digital context in which they operate to ensure that network engineering activities are carried out effectively
  • Ensure all network engineering activity complies with organisational policies, technical standards, Health and Safety legislation, data security requirements, professional ethics, privacy and confidentiality
  • Deliver and manage a high quality service under pressure

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Network Engineer standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Network Engineer Level 4 qualification. Functional Skills in Maths and English may also be required depending on current level.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate future prospects are excellent. AF-IT Ltd are looking to train and develop an individual with the view to then taking them on as a permanent member of staff upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Analytical thinking skills, Able to work independently

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
BTEC or equivalent ICT (Grade PASS) Desired

Things to consider

The role will involve a 3 month probation review. You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. In some cases, you may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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