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Network Engineer

Virgin Media
Virgin Media
  • Salary:£17,500 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Length of Programme:2 Years
  • Entry Requirements:GCSE in Maths and English (Grade C or above, Grade 4-9)., Valid UK Full Driving License
  • Qualification Gained: Professional Qualification
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    • Leeds


Network Engineers build and take care of the physical network of cabling and cabinets
that carry our services from technical sites to customers’ homes…

As part of our Network Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme, we welcome both women and
men to gain a complete understanding of our award-winning technical business practices –
while making sure our valued customers are well taken care of.

You’ll get to travel around your local area and learn how to operate, programme and repair
broadband cabinets – scaling networks up and down to meet the ever-changing needs of
our customers.

At Virgin Media, all our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And,
around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills
that are sought after elsewhere.

Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…

With fantastic help from your scheme mentor and other workmates, you’ll learn how to
provide cost effective ways to deliver for all sorts of award-winning network services – such
as our ultrafast broadband and advanced TV products.

You’ll make sure that we make the most of our existing capacity, while helping manage the
life cycle of the largest network in the UK and Europe. You’ll also be working closely with our
Design, Build and Deploy teams to develop a Network Capacity Plan for the next 12-18

And, there’s more – we’ll need you to check network capacity for business orders and
provide costs – while constantly looking for ways to improve our performance. Are you up
for the challenge of being part of a 24-hour 7 day a week operation?

How are you going to get there?

You’ll need to have GCSEs in Maths and English (Grades C+/4-9) or equivalent – as well as a
head for diagnostics and analysis that can help us prevent network problems like loss of
connectivity, performance decline and network outages.

Some knowledge of networks and relevant technologies is welcome but not essential. We’re
more interested in dynamic free-thinkers who can manage relationships and have the
confidence to stand up to the status quo.

So, what can we do for you?

During the scheme, you’ll gain all the experience, understanding and exposure to our
leading business practices that you’ll need to kick start a successful career – and we’ll pay
you a decent salary with amazing benefits while we prepare your future!
In 2017, we announced our long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s
super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for

STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging men and women to hone their
technical skills with us.
We are looking for motivated women and men who are ready to TURN IT ON by switching
to us.

Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!

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