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Planner Apprentice

Virgin Media
Waltham Park
£20,000 (rising rapidly to £23,000 then £26,000-28,000)
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Business / Management
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Start Date
12-18 months
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Want to study, learn and work towards professional qualification, all at the same time? Join us on our 18-month Planning Apprenticeship Scheme and you can do it all!  


At Virgin Media, our Planners are responsible for ensuring our network is ahead of the game and enable us to continue expanding our reach – they liaise with internal and external customers, as well as our valued business customers, to make sure their needs are met. 


Build skills for the future  

Our Planning Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for you to kickstart your career. As well as discussing our customers’ needs – by visiting their premises and arranging surveys to ensure they get what they want, when they need it – you’ll also be working closely with our internal teams, providing information that will help us do business better. With the heartfelt guidance of your mentor and other colleagues, you’ll learn how to:  

  • Produce detailed, accurate and efficient plans to get our leading services out to customers  
  • Put together all the required drawings and information that our contract partners need to get the job done  
  • Ensure design documents are planned to specification  
  • Balance multiple customer orders  
  • Come up with new ways of making our customers’ lives easier  


What we look for  

You’ll be responsible for handling your own diary to complete all your tasks.  Managing customers is a big part of the role, so good interpersonal and great communication skills are a must. Virgin Media offer great opportunities for flexible working so you will have the ability to work from home in addition to working from our offices.  

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.  


What’s in it for you  

You will gain experience of various project management techniques including planning, resource allocation, prioritisation and evaluation. During the programme, you’ll work towards a Project Management Level 4 Apprenticeship, which is secured with a final assessment, as well as the association of project management qualification (APM PMQ).  Plus, you’ll enjoy a great salary with amazing benefits from the start, such as:  

  • Discounts on products, services and experiences  
  • Company pension scheme  
  • 25 days holiday each year  

...and loads more! 


What is involved with studying for an apprenticeship?  

Your apprenticeship is made up of learning on the job, but also gaining the academic skills to put into practice in your day-to-day job.  As a result, you'll complete the apprenticeship as part of a structured learning programme alongside working in the role. The learning programme is made up of a suite of modules and milestones and you’ll be required to evidence your work against these modules via tasks and assignments. For some apprenticeships, you may also undertake additional technical qualifications, which include studying for, and taking an exam. Once you have completed your modules and milestones, you’ll then move to your End Point Assessment (EPA) which is typically made up of an interview and a project. Once you pass this stage, you will receive your apprenticeship qualification with us.  


Virgin Media and O2 have joined forces    

Virgin Media and O2 joined forces combining the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely available broadband speeds. We’re the corporate brand of a 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA and are now one of the UK’s largest businesses.     

We have exciting times ahead, and it’s a brilliant time to join us. 

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Project Management 
Duration: 18 months 
Location: Bristol, Croydon, Gateshead, Gillingham, Lewisham, Manchester, Preston, and Waltham Park 
Start date: July, September and November starts depending on location 
Requirements: 5 GCSEs Level 9-4 including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent. Full UK driving licence with no more than 8 points (3 points if you’ve had your licence for two years or less). 
Salary: Starting salary of £20,000, with an increase to £23,000 after 12-months. Final salaries can be in the region of £26,000-£28,000 + amazing benefits 



Our business might have first burst into life in 2007, but our history is the history of phone, TV and internet in the UK. Why? Simple. Because we’re its future. Our culture is led by ideas and pioneers, challenge and creativity, and diversity and opportunity – it’s about always looking forward and the truth is we’re just getting warmed up.

Our network may be the biggest in the UK and Europe, unrivalled for its power and speed. But we’re not resting. We’re investing. In the network and our people. We plan to invest an additional £40 million over the next three years to refurbish key sites and acquire new alternative sites for our people.

Right now, our combination of voice, broadband and video products, combined with TiVo, sets the standard in homes across the nation. The future is all about going beyond the home, and beyond the norm. We’re going to explode the possibilities – giving people the communication, entertainment and connectivity they want, whenever and wherever they want it.

Virgin Media is building connections that really matter.  If it matter to our clients, then it really matters to us.

We’ve got a very different way of looking at the world, and it shows in what we're like as a place to work. It’s not a nine-to-five, clock in and tune out sort of place. And there’s no corporate mask to put on at the door – you can just be yourself. So, you'll be joining a bunch of people who are naturally adventurous, inventive and never stop questioning to make sure we aren’t missing a trick. 

As part of our varied apprenticeship schemes, we’re committed to helping talented people move onwards and upwards through our business. All of our schemes are designed to give you the knowledge, skills, experience and exposure you need to progress and develop a rewarding Virgin Media career.

When you’re part of the Virgin Media family you can trust us to do the right thing by you. So we go all-out to be a great place to work – and we offer some pretty impressive benefits too. Join us, and in return, you’ll get brilliant training and loads of mentoring to help you blaze a trail through our business. We promise you’ll have more than a little fun along the way!

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