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Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship - Network Engineering

Programme Duration – 4 Years

Qualification – BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions

Salary – Circa £20,000

If you want to work at the cutting edge of car production, then look no further than our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. Working on the ideas that will be on the production line in five years’ time, means you will be fascinated by the world of tomorrow and the opportunities that brings. And where better to put your technology skills and passion to the test than in a business that will change from a car manufacturer to a technology company that makes superb cars? If you are motivated by the power of technology to change the way the world moves, in a business that believes that technology can be a force for good, then this apprenticeship is perfect for you.

Network Engineering

Become an expert in technology solutions, data traffic and transmission across networks. Make yourself indispensable to our performance. This option is about delivering the infrastructure we rely on to communicate inside the business and beyond. We’ll lay the groundwork for you to foresee what the future holds in this area and equip you to innovate so we’re always ahead of the curve.

This award-winning Apprenticeship programme is aimed at people who have a dedication to learning and a passion for pioneering. Our subject matter experts at have worked with our partners in the Warwickshire Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick to develop the BSc (Hons) Degree in Digital and Technology Solutions.

The Apprenticeship

For the first two years you will study the core range of subjects, with pathway specialism in years three and four. Modules are taught in week blocks at the University of Warwick and will be a mix of lectures, practical laboratories, seminars and tutorials. You will also have access to a Virtual Learning Environment for further support between blocks.

You’ll contribute to the business in your assigned role, as well as undertake additional study in your own time, to achieve your academic award. A network of apprentice tutors and line managers will regularly review your progress and offer advice along the way, to support you performing at your best.

There are 4 pathways within the Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship:

  1. Software Engineering, in our Engineering and IT teams
  2. Software Engineering with Data, in our Engineering and Manufacturing teams
  3. Data Analytics with a variety of functions across our enterprise
  4. Network Engineering in our Engineering and IT teams

In year’s 1 and 2 you will cover modules in all 4 of the pathways and then in years 3 and 4 you will move into the Data Analytics pathway.

Specialism Modules (Year 1 & 2)

Applied Maths-I, Information Business Management Operations, Network Protocols and Infrastructure, Personal Skills for Professional Excellence, Smart Solutions Development-I (Programming), Agile Project Management, Applied Maths-II, Cyber Risks in Organisations, Information Systems for Business Processes and Smart Solutions Development-II (Databases).

Specialism Modules (Year 3 & 4)

Automotive Communication Networks, Distributed Network Architectures, Internet of Things, Machine Intelligence, Network Routing & Switching Technologies, Network Security, Software Development Life Cycle, User Experience & Applications Development and an Individual Project.

Following the successful completion of your Apprenticeship you could find yourself working in one of the following areas: Body/chassis, Electrical & vehicle engineering, Powertrain or within our Corporate IT function.

What’s required

GCSE Maths and English Language at level 5 (C) or higher and in addition a further 3 GCSEs at level 5 (C) or higher.

A level Maths grade C or higher and an additional A level in Physics; Chemistry; Design & Technology; ICT; Computer Science; Economics or Engineering at grade C or higher.

If you do not have, or are not studying for, A levels but you believe that your qualifications are equivalent please contact us at to discuss before you submit an application.

In addition to these academic requirements at the assessment stage we will also look for evidence of other qualifications, knowledge, experience or qualities – for example a third A-level or other further academic qualifications; a substantial time in employment or voluntary activity; a technical project or hobby or substantial responsibilities as a carer. We will also be looking for you to demonstrate your passion for the role and explain your motivation for wanting to join our Digital Technology & Solutions Degree Apprenticeship.

Rewards and Benefits

Your innovation and creativity will be challenged every day, as you develop a rigorous and commercially focused approach in your work. And, with on-going support from industry leading experts and continual learning opportunities, you’ll quickly realise that our programmes have been designed to be as inspiring as the pioneering vehicles you’ll help produce.

Whichever part of the business you join your hard work and contribution deserves recognition. Our salaries are competitive, and we will also pay for your tuition and course fees and give you a generous holiday allowance as part of your package. You will be able to access a range of deals and discounts from various retailers and sports clubs.

And there are regular social events so plenty of chances to make friends and have fun too.

Apply now

Join us as a Digital and Technology Solutions Apprentice – Network Engineering and you will support our existing infrastructure and the deployment of new technical solutions. As a growing global business continuously investing in our facilities, our Network Engineers ensure that our people have the infrastructure required to do their jobs.

Please be aware that if any of our programmes become oversubscribed, we will close them for applications before the stated deadline. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

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Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship - Network Engineering

Coventry, UK
Degree Apprenticeships

Published on 5 Dec 2020