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Network Engineer Apprentice (Rapid Technologies) RAPID COMPUTERS LTD

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Network Engineer Apprentice with Rapid Technologies, leaders in wireless communications solutions, based in Liverpool.

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary £12,000 to £21,000

  • Working week

    8-hour shifts tbc, Monday to Friday, including overtime.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working under a team leader for installation and maintenance of leading brands of Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint radio equipment
  • Assist in ‘Line of sight surveys’
  • Developing skills to be able to manage radio equipment configuration
  • Rigging,mounting steelwork, cabling, antennae, active RF equipment ODU’s etc
  • Routine test and inspection
  • Working under a team leader for fault finding installations and implementing fault resolution

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

Estio apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Network Engineer, with training in how to:

  • Install, configure and test network components, including optimisation and maintenance
  • Investigate, identify and resolve technical performance issues in networks
  • Apply the appropriate tools and techniques when securely operating and testing Networks
  • Acquire and anaylse network performance data to monitor network activity

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Positive attitude, Rigging, Mounting steelwork, Cabling, Antennae, Routine test and Inspection, Working under a team leader


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Having a driving license would be advantageous to be able to get to work as early starts are often necessary with us conducting work nationwide. Being physically fit is Important as you will be trained in rescue techniques.

About the employer

Rapid Wireless are based in Liverpool and we specialise in the supply, installation and maintenance of Microwave Communications and ICT equipment. Wireless Comms can be deployed over large distances depending on suitable line of sight and the availability of possible relay points. This technology is, protocol independent, offering little or no restriction on the types of traffic it can carry including CCTV, video, voice, networks, data and mobile. We have been supplying, installing and supporting wireless links globally to organisations for over 15 years. Rapid Wireless HQ is based in the northwest of England on the former site of the old Liverpool-Speke airport in newly acquired high-tech premises comprising 6000 sq ft of modern offices, showrooms and warehouse space in Dakota Business Park, Liverpool. Rapid Wireless was formed in 2010 as a value-added microwave communications distributor. Rapid Wireless currently holds stocks and distributes, designs, maintains and installs point to point and point to multi-point licensed and unlicensed microwave communications products for Wireless channel resellers throughout the UK. Rapid holds distribution and service accreditations for many major global microwave communications providers so is able to support its resellers due to carrying a comprehensive range of new and re-conditioned microwave spares from stock within the UK. Rapid currently provide value added microwave communications products and services to a broad spectrum of nationwide, high profile tele-communications operators, ICT companies and Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), assisting them in the supply, installation, delivery and ongoing maintenance and support for their turnkey wireless projects.




Unit 10

Dakota Business Park

Skyhawk Avenue

L19 2QR

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Training provider



Daniel Buck


Apprenticeship standard

Network engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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