Cloud Network Engineer Apprentice

Expiring today

Unit H, The Brewery Quarter, High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3FF
£19,000.00 annually
23 Aug 2019
15 Nov 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Key Responsibilities of the Apprentice:
  • Translation of simple logical designs into physical designs, taking account of the target environment, performance requirements, existing systems, regulatory constraints, budgets, power supply requirements, fire protection and any potential safety-related aspects
  • Design, install, test and implement a WAN for a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)
  • Use a risk register detailing risks to a project rollout and to the future resilience of a network including mitigations
  • Reviews network statistics, identifying trends in traffic flow and levels of service. Monitors activity over time to predict usage and comply with demand management SLAs
  • Conducts tests of the network hardware and/or software affected using supplied test procedures and diagnostic tools. Helps to resolve problems and faults, and corrects malfunctions, calling on help from more experienced colleagues if required
  • Carries out required network monitoring, logging and reporting tasks
  • Takes action on known errors and documented workarounds, logging such actions and advising supervisor or specialists when management or specialist attention is required
  • Investigates, diagnoses and resolves low impact network problems within service level agreement tolerances, referring to network users, other staff and suppliers, as necessary
  • Conducts tests of the network hardware and/or software affected using supplied test procedures and diagnostic tools
  • Installs or removes network hardware and/or software, using supplied installation instructions and tools; follows agreed standards, including those for electrical work
  • Agrees the timing of the work with those affected, e.g. users and operations management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A broad knowledge of general IT technologies, and industry trends
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, ever evolving and challenging environment
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks while under pressure and deal with multiple requests at any given time
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong desire to work in the IT industry

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated individual, with a strong desire to learn and develop
  • A motivated individual
  • A positive work attitude
  • Quick learner
  • Smart appearance

Desired qualifications

You'll need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) of grades A-C (or new grading of 4-9) including maths, English and IT / Science. Ideally, you'll also possess A' Levels, or other relevant qualifications, and an aptitude for functional maths.

Future prospects

Cloud Network Engineering is an area of expertise which can take your career in a wide variety of technical and business directions, including coding, scripting, automation, team leading and architecture. Our technical environments offer opportunities to develop your career across many engineering disciplines.

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