Networking Degree Apprenticeship - 12855 Engie

Engie UK are seeking an ambitious individual for a fantastic opportunity to begin a career in Networking. This role will be part of the central IT Networks Team, which has operational responsibility over the entire UK BU network and Telecoms environment.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00 - £24,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 9am - 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Accountabilities: 
Accountable for maintaining performance and availability of LAN/WAN and Telecoms infrastructures across the UK BU including:

  • Configuration and implementation of a wide variety of network infrastructure technologies including switches, routers and firewalls
  • Troubleshooting of LAN/WAN environments. 
  • Configuration and administration of Cisco Unifed Comms architecture
  • Day to day network performance monitoring and checks
  • Creation and updating of network documentation
  • Accountable for LAN/WAN/Telecoms developments, projects, and their successful delivery
  • Assistance with management of WAN, Landlines and mobile telephony contracts
  • Continuous improvement and promotion of services, in order to meet relevant Service Level Agreements
  • Basic knowledge of networking technologies (including Ethernet and TCP/IP)

Outcome, Results and Key Performance Indicators: 

  • Meets all Service Level requirements for the provision of network and communications services.
  • Ensures security of network infrastructure is aligned with internal audit and ENGIE group audit (INCOME) guidelines
  • Ensures remote access services meet agreed service level requirements
  • Effectively monitors the network and communications infrastructures and responds proactively to any issues
  • Effectively liaises with UK sites to ensure consistency with regards to implementation of projects, policy and guidelines.
  • Ensures solutions and designs are in line with Enterprise Architecture and roadmaps
  • Meets project implementation deadlines.
  • Provides effective training for the IT Helpdesk to ensure smooth handover of projects to operational support

Dimensions of Job: 

  • Impacts overall service levels set for the IT department
  • Interacts with UK BU sites (circa 400)
  • Interacts with all UK BU major offices, including Canary Wharf, SSC etc....
  • Management and support of LAN environments at a number of UK sites to c. 8000 employees including staff at all levels.
  • Management and support of WAN for all UK BU sites and connectivity to wider Engie group
  • Management and support of Unified Comms architecture at included UK sites
  • Management and support of network infrastructures at the central datacentres

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Knowledge and Skills: 
The jobholder will have or be working towards:

  • Interpersonal skills - ability to deal with people at all levels within the organisation
  • Knowledge of network technologies – particularly Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of WAN technologies and their troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of Windows (both desktop and server)
  • Knowledge of underlying network infrastructure services – particularly Windows AD and DNS.
  • Knowledge of telephony solutions and technologies
  • Communication skills - both verbal (including telephone) and written
  • Proactive attitude to study and technical work

Behavioural Capabilities: 

  • Effective communicator
  • Works well in a team
  • Service orientated
  • Effectively interacts with people at all levels
  • Is aware of cultural differences and adapts own style accordingly
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Flexible
  • Actively identifies problems and presents viable solutions
  • Logical and analytical thinking

The job holder will have:

  • This position requires no formal IT knowledge, although there is an expectation of an understanding of IT Networking and a willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.  A desire to expand on fundamentals and a readiness to develop knowledge to a deeper degree.  Enthusiasm and passion for Networking is essential.

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills

Qualifications required

  • A Levels in ICT/Business/Computing 
  • Or an Apprenticeship in a similar subject (this must be at least the level below the planned programme) 
  • Or an International Baccalaureate at level 3 in ICT 
  • Or a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits) 
  • For any City and Guilds programmes the learner must be 18 on the first day of their apprenticeship 

Future prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Things to consider

Community-minded employees: At ENGIE, we actively engage with local charities, organisations and schools, taking pride in making a positive difference in these local communities. Our employees are encouraged to make use of their two additional volunteering days each year and to get involved in one of our work experience, mentoring or charity initiatives. • 4690 hours volunteered in 2016 • £300,000+ raised for our charity partners in 2016 Values Our values are what unite us. They guide everything we do, and shine through in the daily experience of ENGIE teams right around the world and offer a stimulating and attractive work environment. • Drive • Commitment • Daring • Cohesion Important Information “QA’s apprenticeship programmes may be funded in part by the European Union through the European Social Fund, which supports the development of employment opportunities and a skilled workforce.”

About the employer

ENGIE is a global energy player and an expert operator in the three businesses of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. We believe that quality of life is a factor in the performance of each of our employees, and in the performance of the company. That’s why we look to offer a balance between professional and personal lives. We encourage our employees to get involved in their local communities and volunteering opportunities, and flexible working arrangements.





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Training provider

You will achieve: BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions

Our degree apprenticeship is a work-based programme, delivered over 48 months in a blended learning model, primarily delivered through digital and online learning.
Across the 48 months, we deliver a total of 56 days in our face-to-face immersive workshops.

Our programme is delivered via a blended approach – bringing together the best of digital with the benefits of face-to-face classroom learning. Each module is taught in the following way:

  • Each module is taught over a 10-week term.
  • Every week our expert Lecturers provide a new chapter of digital content, combined with an online learning activity. This could be a technical exercise, contribution to discussion forums or a quiz.
  • Two face-to-face workshops are attended, each lasting 2 days. One takes place near the beginning of the module and one near the end.
  • Your QA Skills Coach will meet you and your apprentice in the workplace every 8 weeks to check on progress and support where needed.
  • Apprentices also get remote support from our Lecturers and Skills Coaches throughout the module whenever they need it.
  • Degree apprentices will spend 5.5 hours each week on off-the-job learning, including digital content, reading, exercises and assignment building. This is flexible and can be completed in a pattern to suit the employer and apprentice.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Digital & Technology Solutions Professional – degree apprenticeship

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited


Anastasia Womack 0113 220 7168

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017