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2020 UK Level 4 Apprenticeship Network Engineer

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Level 4 Apprenticeship Network Engineer
Field Based roles & Office Based roles

Start Date: 28th September 2020

Application for this role will close on 12th June. Please note, we may close earlier if we receive enough applications, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please note that the Manchester location is now closed. We would like to encourage you to apply to our other locations.


You’re Generation Possible. You don’t wait for change. Neither do we. As a global tech leader, we connect millions of people and make all kinds of things possible - from supporting Africa's most successful mobile money service, to enabling people to help fight cancer while they sleep. You can build a better future with us. Our Network Engineer Apprenticeship Programme is a great place to start.

At heart, you’re an innovator. You love new technology, you’re excited by change and you can apply creativity, energy and determination to any problem. We’re offering you an apprenticeship that will give you everything you need to do something special with your career.


On the programme

These two years will fly by. Online learning, classroom training and on-the-job experience will come thick and fast, as you develop real world skills using cutting-edge technology. Whether you’re fresh out of college or you have a job in the tech sector and are looking to take a step up, it’s a great move.

The programme concentrates on network design, advanced connectivity and advanced security. It gives you the opportunity to develop and enhance your technical skills, ensuring you have the technical grounding needed to become a skilled Network Designer, Systems Engineer or Network Administrator.

Our Network Engineers design, install, maintain and support Data and Transmission networks to maintain high levels of operational stability, providing maximum performance and availability for their users. As part of this role, you will learn network configuration & topology, cloud, network administration, monitoring tools and optical transmission systems. You will become experts in providing technical advice, guidance and reports to both internal & external stakeholders.


After two years, you’ll be a promising professional with the following qualifications:

•    Network Engineer Level 4
•    BCS Level 4 Certificate in Network Principles
•    BCS Level 4 Certificate in Network Systems and Architecture
•    MTA Mobility and Device Fundamentals
•    MTA Cloud Fundamentals



What you’ll need
•    To be 18 years or over as of 1st Sept 2020
•    An A Level in ICT/Computing by Sept 2020
o    Or a Level 3 Apprenticeship in a similar subject
o    Or and International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
o    Or a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)
•    To be eligible to work in the UK and not be in full-time education 
•    To have lived in the UK and/or EU for 3 years or more


You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject.
We have numerous opportunities available across the country:
Office-based roles:
Will be based in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Manchester, Newbury.  We will ask for your preference of location during your application process.
Field-based roles:
You should live in, or be easily commutable to either M4 Corridor or Watford, so for these roles you should be comfortable with spending some time on the road. We will ask for your preference of location during your application process.  You must also need:
•    A full clean driving license
•    Must be able to work at heights of 6ft
•    Must be able to travel reasonable distances around the UK
•    Need to be able to pass security clearance due to nature of work
In return, you can look forward to a salary of £21,500 and a benefits package that includes generous holiday allowance and discounts on your shopping as well as Vodafone products. 


Vodafone is committed to making reasonable adjustments for all candidates considered to have a disability during the recruitment process. In case you have any kind of question, please let us know at the following address:
A rewarding future is in your grasp.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.