2022 Engineering; Sub-Marine Networks Degree Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships aren’t what they used to be. These days, they’re a platform for your generation to go on and own the future, and frankly, we love to see it. As a global tech leader, we connect millions of people and make all kinds of innovations possible – from making the UK’s first ever 5G holographic call, to #KeepingTheUKConnected and the Connected Living project with the disability charity Mencap. Our plans for the future are even more promising, and this is your chance to get hands-on and make it happen. With an Apprenticeship at Vodafone, you can start one step ahead.
Want to get involved in major installations, supporting the engineering and delivery of subsea cables, and help to monitor the entire optical network? If you love new technology, taking a practical approach to problem solving and making an impact quickly, then you can be our next Submarine Engineer. This five-year apprenticeship will give you everything you need to do something special with your career.
Start date: September 2022
Duration of Programme: 5 years
Starting salary: £21,500; with a salary increase & bonus each year
Location: This role will be based in Bude, Cornwall for the first half of the programme, with scope to move to other Vodafone locations further into the role. You can only make one application, so please ensure this is your location of choice for the role.
Application close date: 13th February 2022, however, we may close earlier if we have enough game-changing applications, so apply early!
About the Apprenticeship
Vodafone Submarine Engineers design, build and operate our world-leading global network, adapting and evolving with changes to new technologies across the subsea network. Undersea cables are the backbone between major population centres, underpin the internet and allowing sharing of business-critical data. Therefore, in these roles you’ll be at the heart of keeping people connected across the world.
Through a combination of virtual and practical classroom-based learning, you’ll take modules in Design Engineering, Electrical Power systems, Analytical methods, Mechanics and Machines, Sustainable engineering technologies and more.
You’ll be a pivotal member of the Submarine community with real responsibility from day one. A combination of this with your degree, means you’ll gain a wide variety of experience that will see you become part of the new generation of Submarine Engineers, leading change in this pivotal business area.
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At the end of the five years, you’ll have an accredited BEng (Hons) Degree in Electromechanical Engineering.
What you will need
- To be 18 years old or over as of 1 September 2022
- GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications)
- 3 A Levels (or equivalent), to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or a science-based subject.
- OR A National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a science or technology based subject, including merits in mathematics.
- To be eligible to work in the UK and not in full-time education
- To have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more
- To be willing to or be located in England for the duration of the Apprenticeship
You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject).
We're committed to recruiting the best people, whatever their background. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition or any other individual need, we'd be happy to talk to you about making reasonable adjustments to our application and selection process that will enable you to be your best.
All you have to do, is start
You could have entry level qualifications, or you might be interested in Advanced, Higher or Degree level apprenticeships. Whatever your plans, an Apprenticeship at Vodafone is your platform to start one step ahead. A hands-on education with real-world qualifications and industry experts who’re invested in you. This is the chance to make an impact from day one in a workplace where you’ll feel welcome – it’s a proper job with a proper salary and benefits to match. At Vodafone, an Apprenticeship is so much more than what you expect.
All you have to do, is start.
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