What you'll be doing
BT’s network is at the heart of everything we do; from sending a text, to air traffic control systems. Our network is constantly evolving and we’re at the forefront of technology development that will provide the basis for the next generation of cutting-edge mobile networks and services.
Our Network Engineer Apprentices play a key part in ensuring our networks are designed, tested, built and maintained with fresh, new, innovative ideas in mind. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in testing the latest networking technology, upgrading the existing network and the planning, installing and running of network elements.
You may also have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of mobile networks and the technologies that underpin them. This work will play a key part in supporting and maintaining high levels of stability and performance for the biggest and best mobile network in the UK.
Once you’ve finished your training a wide variety of roles will be available to you within BT.
Training & Support
Throughout the course of your apprenticeship you’ll gain a wealth of invaluable experience. You’ll also be taught job specific skills such as how to plan, design, build and test a simple network applying appropriate security products and processes.
You’ll learn how to identify the key characteristics of a new network service, how to develop estimates of the expected traffic intensity and traffic load that the network must support and how to determine the minimum network capacity of planned networks to meet network requirements.
You’ll have the opportunity to design, build, test, configure and optimise a distributed network including switches, routers and firewalls as well as analyse network performance and troubleshoot typical problems in networks.
You’ll also be trained to identify and evaluate network security risks and incorporate security products and processes into network designs to increase security, resilience and dependability.
To join our Apprentice Network Engineer Level 4 programme you’ll need to achieve (or be on course to achieve) two A-Levels with a minimum of CC grades. You’ll also need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4-9 (C or above) including English and Maths.
We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.