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Network Cable Installer Apprentice NGE CONTRACTING LTD

VQ Solutions are looking for a hardworking individual to join the team at NGE as a Fibre Optic NCI Engineer. You will install, terminate, test and certify network cable infrastructure components. Do you want to learn a growing trade? If you are looking for a practical, varied role where no two days are the same this is the position for you.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8 am till 5 pm, 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:

  • Installing, terminating, testing and certifying network cable infrastructure components.
  • Install copper cables, which are widely used to inter-connect communicating devices e.g. computers, scanners and printers to servers within office buildings, industrial buildings, hospitals, data centres, and fibre optic cables, which are widely used for connecting between floors within buildings, buildings to buildings and cities to cities, as well as providing the highest speed broadband to homes.
  • Interpret detailed project plans to construct and fix network equipment cabinets, prepare cable pathways, and install cable support and containment systems.
  • Install network equipment in cabinets, in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications including routers, switches and WAN equipment.
  • Undertake performance-based testing and provision of certification to the customer. During the lifespan of the network, carry out maintenance where faults have occurred.
  • Work in potentially hazardous areas such as building sites, highways and railways, and exercise responsibility for the safety of themselves as well as anybody in the local area who could be affected by their actions.
  • Exercise responsibility for the care and maintenance of a wide range of specialist tools, ensuring that equipment is serviceable and in calibration (where appropriate), at all times.
  • Use workforce management systems for a range of workflow activities as well as personal time and attendance tracking.

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 with your dedicated mentor. All apprenticeship work will be completed during working hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The majority of our apprentices are offered full-time roles upon the successful completion of their apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Punctual, Able to use tools


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

Working together to build engineered structures that are changing the world and which we can be proud of.




NGE Contracting

Greens Road


NR20 3TG


Stefani Dupree


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Apprenticeship standard

Network cable installer

Level 3 (A level)

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