Fibre Engineer Apprentice

Virgin Media
Cagex House, Leyden Road, Stevenage, SG1 2BP
£20,000.00 annually
10 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Excel at All Things Fibre.

Would you like to become a professional fibre expert? Want to continue studying, learning and working towards professional qualifications? Join us on our Fibre Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme and you can do both.

Get stuck in from the start:

This is an opportunity to join our brand new in-house fibre engineer team, who look after fibre splicing and fibre testing activities across our expanding network. Few other companies have their own in-house teams, so this is a real game-changer for us and for the industry - and hopefully for your career. The aim is for you to develop the skills and experience you need to progress into a permanent field-based role.

Build skills for the future:

Over the course of the scheme, you'll rotate through a series of placements, working with lots of different teams and suppliers so you can build up an understanding of how fibre works end to end.

This includes learning how to:
  • Splice and test all fibre types
  • Plan a fibre circuit
  • Diagnose fibre-related issues
  • Read and work to fibre schematics
  • Provide quality control for contractor work

What we look for:

Flexible self-starters who are happy working unsupervised and solving problems on their own initiative. Good communication and team-working skills are important. If you also have previous experience of safe working at heights and with hand and power tools, even better.

What's in it for you:

A great salary and some amazing benefits. Plus, the opportunity to add lots more skills to your locker and work towards an Associate Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Decision making
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Power tools
  • Safe working at heights
  • Working on own initiative
  • Customer service
  • Driving licence - desirable

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Self starter

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs including maths and English A*-C/9-4 or technical level 3 apprenticeship (or equivalent)
  • Full driving licence with no more than 3 points - desirable

Future prospects

All Virgin Media apprenticeships are permanent and successful completion of the apprenticeship will enable candidates to apply for other opportunities within the business as their aptitude and interest drives them.

Things to consider

Wage -£20,000 + additional £2,500 London weighting allowance for eligible locations + amazing benefits. On successful completion of the scheme our apprentices typically move into roles with salaries in the region of £27,000-£28,000.

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