Network Engineer

Virgin Media
£17,500 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits
18 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
Start Date
18-24 months

Network Engineers build and take care of the physical network of cabling and cabinets that carry our services from technical sites to customers’ homes…

As part of our Network Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme, we welcome both women and men to gain a complete understanding of our award-winning technical business practices – while making sure our valued customers are well taken care of.

You’ll get to travel around your local area and learn how to operate, programme and repair broadband cabinets – scaling networks up and down to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.

At Virgin Media, all our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

With fantastic help from your scheme mentor and other workmates, you’ll learn how to provide cost effective ways to deliver for all sorts of award-winning network services – such as our ultrafast broadband and advanced TV products.

You’ll make sure that we make the most of our existing capacity, while helping manage the life cycle of the largest network in the UK and Europe. You’ll also be working closely with our Design, Build and Deploy teams to develop a Network Capacity Plan for the next 12-18 months.

And, there’s more – we’ll need you to check network capacity for business orders and provide costs – while constantly looking for ways to improve our performance.  Are you up for the challenge of being part of a 24-hour 7 day a week operation?

How are you going to get there?

You’ll need to have GCSEs in Maths and English (Grades C+/4-9) or equivalent – as well as a head for diagnostics and analysis that can help us prevent network problems like loss of connectivity, performance decline and network outages.

Some knowledge of networks and relevant technologies is welcome but not essential. We’re more interested in dynamic free-thinkers who can manage relationships and have the confidence to stand up to the status quo.

So, what can we do for you?

During the scheme, you’ll gain all the experience, understanding and exposure to our leading business practices that you’ll need to kick start a successful career – and we’ll pay you a decent salary with amazing benefits while we prepare your future!

In 2017, we announced our long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging men and women to hone their technical skills with us.

We are looking for motivated women and men who are ready to TURN IT ON by switching to us.

Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!

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