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Cabling and Network Engineer Apprentice ENSIGN COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

VQ Solutions are looking for a hardworking, highly attentive individual to join the team at Ensign. Your daily tasks include offering support and network troubleshooting to users (e.g. staff, clients, customers, suppliers). As well as ensuring the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for your users.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A Network Cable Installer is responsible for setting up, developing, and maintaining computer networks. Your daily tasks include offering support and network troubleshooting to users, who can be staff, clients, customers, and suppliers. As well as ensuring the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for your users.

The candidate will initially learn to master the following:

  • How a wired network works
  • How to correctly install a network cable (copper or fibre) safely and correctly in a variety of environments
  • How to terminate all types of network cabling correctly and safely
  • How to correctly and safely install a variety of containment types, this includes plastic and metal
  • How to install wall and floor mounted network cabinets correctly and safely
  • How to correctly test the above using a variety of test equipment, this includes setting up the devices
  • How to diagnose faults and potentially fix them if able with the above
  • How to confidently survey a new install with the ability to adapt to any environment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Basic IT skills (Microsoft products) 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to take instruction
  • Good listening skills 

Personal qualities

  • High attention to detail
  • Organised 
  • Positive
  • Hardworking 
  • Punctual 

Desired qualifications

  • Full Uk Driving license due to the nature of the role
  • GCSEs in maths/English at grade C/4 or above
  • Due to the nature of some of the clients, the candidate must not hold a criminal record 

Future prospects

  • Mastering the above, will then give the candidate a solid foundation to move forward into a higher-skilled role

Things to consider

  • The employer has asked that providers do not contact them with CVs or other unsolicited correspondence. Any unwanted contact may be reported to the ESFA

About the employer

Ensign is a leading provider of Value-Added Wireless LAN/Security and Mobility solutions and services, with many blue-chip clients in the UK and the EU.

As a well-established company with more than 30 years’ experience, Ensign has the skill and experience in providing end-to-end communications solutions to answer the most sophisticated business needs. We hold the highest levels of accreditation with the world’s leading ICT technology suppliers – enabling us to provide our clients with the best advice, technology, commercial flexibility and managed service capability required to transform their communications environment.




5 Commercial Street


B1 1RS

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Additional location information

The engineers that the apprentice will be working with live in and around the Birmingham area. Due tot he nature of the role, you will travel throughout the UK


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by VQ Solutions Ltd


Christy 01423740006

  • You will work towards an Advanced Level Network Cable Installer Apprenticeship delivered by VQ Solutions

Apprenticeship standard

Network cable installer

Level 3 (A level)

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