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Cabling and Network Engineer Apprentice ENSIGN COMMUNICATIONS LTD

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: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed. Will include early starts and late finishes. The engineers that the apprentice will be working with live in and around the Birmingham area. Due to the nature of the role, you will travel throughout the UK

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will work towards a Level 3 Network Cable Installer Apprenticeship delivered by VQ Solutions. 

During this apprenticeship, you will develop a portfolio, attend block courses and have regular reviews. All apprenticeship work will be completed during working hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Hardworking, Ability to take instruction


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Minimum 4/C) Essential

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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Training provider



Christy Slater


Apprenticeship standard

Network cable installer

Level 3 (A level)

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