Apprentice Network Engineer

Unit 8, Northarbour Road, Acorn Business Park, Portsmouth, PO6 3TH
£240.00 per week
05 Apr 2019
24 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
  • Provide operational support including configuring, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting the network's infrastructure
  • Physical and remote support of Elite's data centre and exchange network
  • Design, configure and deploy complex customer solutions and ensure that the customer's requirements are met
  • Proactively initiate projects that build a smart, resilient and secure network which enables the business to work in a more efficient and protected way
  • Take ownership of complex investigations and escalated service desk tickets to ensure that customer's requirements and SLAs are met
  • Work with a variety of systems and monitoring tools that interact with a live networking environment
  • Create and maintain documentation in the relevant systems, appropriate to the environment
  • Drive and maintain good working practice with clear communication
  • Ensure that internal and external processes and procedures are followed to guarantee a consistent and quality of service

Other information:

In year 2 onwards you will complete:
  • Network engineer level 4 Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of JUNOS and CISCO network equipment environments
  • Understanding of MPLS and related technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and can deliver high-quality work
  • An aptitude and willingness to learn new technical disciplines

Personal qualities

  • A passion for providing five-star rated customer service
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter

Desired qualifications

  • 4 GCSE's at grade D/3 (or equivalent) or higher including maths and English
  • A level 3 Apprenticeship or equivalent essential

Future prospects

  • Full time position
  • CCNA accreditation

Things to consider

Please note all applicants will be required to attend a pre-entry interview with PETA before an application can be progressed.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Please be aware that this rate changes every year on 1 April and reference should be made to for further information.

  • Opportunity for training and development
  • Private Health Care Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free breakfast and lunch onsite

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