Network engineer apprenticeship

Design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations

A network engineer designs, installs, maintains and supports communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. In this role, you’ll provide networks and systems to deliver the objectives of varied organisations. During the network engineer apprenticeship you’ll make sure that systems are working at optimum capacity and problem solve where they are not. To be able to do this effectively, you’ll learn to interpret technical information and understand organisational requirements and expectations. You’ll support the delivery of solutions to challenges in network and infrastructure, while dealing with both hardware and software issues. You’ll be a key part of putting things right quickly when networks fail, and you’ll communicate problems with network integrity or performance rapidly to ensure service is resumed and downtime minimised. Network engineers help customers, both technical and non-technical, to install computer networks, maintain them, and offer technical support to users where necessary.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Engineering, ICT and science

Entry requirements for the network engineer apprenticeship: A-levels, a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification, or relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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