Network Engineer Apprentice

Axians Networks Ltd
V3, Basingstoke, RG22 4BS
£230.76 per week
21 Aug 2020
23 Sep 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
We are offering this exciting opportunity to embark on a career as a Level 4 Network Engineer Apprentice to assist in installing, maintaining and supporting communication networks.

As a Network Engineer Apprentice your main roles and responsibilities will include visiting various client sites to deal with the following:
  • Installation and commissioning of network equipment including various routing, switching and security products from vendors such as Juniper and Cisco, optical SDH and DWDM equipment
  • Network testing using test pads
  • DC power installation, including new EU colour coding
  • Working with different fibre types and connectors (SM, MM, LC, SC, E2000, MPO/MTP, etc.)
  • Dealing with fibre optics and ODF's, dB levels, attenuation, use of a light power meter, light source, etc.
  • Fibre and copper cabling - cabling of RJ45 panels, fibre ODF's
  • Cable termination - RJ45, Cat5/6 punch down panels, E1's
  • Installing network infrastructures such as racks, shelves, cable trays, trunking etc
  • Working with fibre transceivers such as SFP's, GBIC's and various optical modules
  • Troubleshooting network issues, performing investigations, diagnosing and fixing faults
  • Carrying out site surveys and producing detailed bills of materials for a given deployment
  • Producing reports and all associated documentation
  • Prestaging of equipment is a key part of this role to ensure equipment is fit for purpose
  • To take full responsibility for the complete installation, commissioning and testing of a network deployment and to ensure that all documentation is completed in a timely manner

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, you will receive Microsoft training and accreditation through blended learning. This combines online technical training within a virtual classroom, as well as real-world and practical experience with your employer.

The certifications you gain are highly respected and globally recognised. The skills, knowledge and experience you will gain whilst on the programme are invaluable. Giving you the best possible start in your professional career within the IT sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will be willing to work hard and eager to learn
  • You will be customer focussed and have a willingness to 'go the extra mile' for the customer
  • You will be accurate and timely in the production of paperwork. The ability to schedule and coordinate work to tight deadlines is a must
  • You will possess good written and verbal communication skills with internal and external customers at all levels
  • You will be a good team player, a highly motivated self-starter and a good relationship builder

Personal qualities

  • The company require a bright, enthusiastic and hard-working individual with a genuine desire to learn and to build a career
  • The company are looking for someone with a positive, can-do attitude from someone who isn't afraid to ask questions

Desired qualifications

To be considered for this role, you ideally would hold GCSEs at grades C/4 or above(or equivalent) in maths and English, and in three or four other subjects.

You will have completed a Level 3 apprenticeship in IT or hold a level 3 BTEC and/or A level in IT (or equivalent) or have direct experience in a similar role.

Future prospects

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, there are lots of opportunities for progression within the business. The company has a proven record for career progression and rewarding high achievers.

Things to consider

Please be advised that due to frequent site visits, candidates are required to have a full driving licence.

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