Openreach - Apprentice Engineers


Openreach engineers have diverse backgrounds, with varied experiences. We’re looking for engineers with an ability to connect with people, and a willingness to get stuck in.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage


Working week

37.5 hours per week

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration

1 years

Possible start date

04 Sep 2017

Date posted

22 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number


Are you great at building and fixing things and do you have a passion for delivering great customer service?

If your answer is yes then a career as an Openreach engineer is waiting for you.

We’re looking for talented people to help us lead the way in building our national infrastructure and keeping the nation connected.

Our team of engineers are out and about every day building, monitoring, maintaining and repairing our network, so it really is a varied role.

There’s actually no such thing as a typical Openreach engineer. We’re made up of people from a variety of backgrounds and we’re looking for people with a wide range of experiences to join us. We’re ready to provide you with a world class training experience. You’ve got to be customer focused and willing to get stuck in and fix customer faults.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You are great at building and fixing things and you will have a clear head for heights and be comfortable working in the great outdoors.

Personal qualities

Are passionate about delivering great customer service.

Qualifications required

Although we don’t require any specific qualifications, we do need candidates to have a good level of academic Maths and English skills.

You will also need a full manual driving licence with no more than 6 points. Company vehicle will be provided.

Future prospects

The starting salary is £20,000 and on completion of your first successful year this increases to £22,933 plus a 10% on-target bonus leading to on target earnings of £25,226 and a wide range of benefits. If applicable you will also receive London Weighting and offshore outer Scottish Island allowances. We’ll supply your company vehicle, tools and kit and you’ll also have great opportunities to gain promotions to a wide variety of roles.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

We are the proud guardians of a critical national asset, the local access network; the infrastructure that delivers the data, broadband and voice services to each home and business throughout the UK. We were created to give communications providers equal access to the wires and fibres that connect us all, and to maintain and improve this infrastructure, which underpins the entire UK communication industry. We supply Communications Providers with products and services that are linked to the network. We also work on their behalf to ensure that the tens of millions of people across the UK have reliable local access. This makes untold millions of calls, online use and sharing of information possible. If the unthinkable happened and our infrastructure wasn't available, the nation would grind to a shuddering halt. That's why we take our guardianship so seriously.



Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals
  • Level 2 BTEC in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BT


Apprentice Recruitment Team

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2017