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Network Apprentice

Thales UK
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Closing date
4 Jan 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace, Technology
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24 months+
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Level 4 Network Apprenticeship – Network Apprentice

Location: Doncaster

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through a qualification, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?

Our exciting Network Apprentice role will develop your network and infrastructure skills to become a confident, positive and flexible network engineer with well-honed technical knowledge. You will support the team to deliver solutions to deadlines and within budget on both information technology and operational technology systems.

As an Apprentice Network Engineer you will develop the key skills and experience in designing, installing, maintaining and supporting communication networks within an organisation or between organisations.

Apprenticeship Programme:

Through our apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand network engineering from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry.

As a Network Apprentice you will be studying towards becoming a Level 4 Network Engineer. For the duration of this programme you will combine studies with practical application, working within our Secure Network’s team in Doncaster.

This programme is delivered via a blended learning model including online learning and classroom workshops for each of the 5 knowledge modules. For the rest of the time you will be working in the Thales business as a Network Engineer, alongside industry experts and professionals. At the end of the apprenticeship there may be scope to progress onto degree level learning for those who demonstrate the required aptitude and commitment.

This opportunity is available in Doncaster

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in network engineering and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to achieve a Level 4 qualification.

You will also need:

Candidates will need 2 A Levels including ICT or Computing at grade A-C, OR a Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject, OR a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT at 180 credits. You will also need 5 GCSEs grade A-C including English and Maths.

Learners must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in a similar subject

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 2 year programme

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 04th January 2022, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2022 with details of next steps.

All apprentices require full Security Clearance in line with United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements - to gain clearance you will typically need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of five years. As part of this process you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Security Clearance please refer to


Thales UK


Building a future we can all trust.  We’re a leading Engineering and Technology company.


To help create a safer world, we serve five key sectors: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Digital Identity and Security and Defence and Security.  We have 80,000 employees across 68 countries and 6,500 employees in the United Kingdom.  Thales protects 80% of the world’s banking transactions and secures information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks. Thales contributes to the transportation of 3 billion passengers across 86 metro lines in 40 of the world’s largest cities.  Our space program Thales Alenia Space has supplied 50% of the pressurised volume of the International Space Station and is the prime contractor for EXOMARS.  Thales equips over 70 Types of Aircraft transports, helicopters, drones etc.)  50 Navies (from submarines to over aircraft carriers) and 50 Land Forces (from infantry to vehicles).


We hire both apprentices and graduates across all sectors of our organisation, from engineering to procurement.  This year we have hired over 80 apprentices and graduates and are committed to providing more opportunities for those leaving education.  We have extensive programmes which can also be rotational, ensuring our employees get an insight to the various sectors of the business and help to shape their career aspirations.


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