Networks Engineer Apprenticeship RWE SUPPLY & TRADING GMBH

You'll play an important role in operating the network in a future-proof manner for the entire Company at over 250 locations. We want you to implement the company-specific network architecture and strategy in order to continuously align the network landscape with the strategic goals of the Company.

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Closing date: 06 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Rising to £21,500 in second year

  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday – 08:30-17:00. Friday 08:30-16:00.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be part of the "Connectivity & Network Peripherals" department, which is responsible for network and network security, including 2nd and 3rd level. The spectrum includes not only operation, maintenance and support, but also design, implementation and further development of the infrastructure on a project basis for the entire Group.


Some further responsibilities include:

  • Operation, monitoring and administration of heterogeneous network infrastructure.
  • 2nd level support incl. incident ticket and change request processing.
  • Provide support & remediation of technical issues.
  • Execution of workflow steps within change control process.
  • Caretaker for general customer inquiries.
  • Proactively monitor and review of security logs.
  • Creation of reports and controlling KPIs / SLAs.
  • Creation of knowledgebase articles for the 1st level knowledge transfer.
  • Operation and administration of network and enterprise security infrastructures.
  • Supporting domestic and abroad IT-infrastructure projects (network, security).
  • Support 3rd party connections.


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

All Apprentices are inducted into the organisation together to enable a positive initial network to be formed.  They are also buddied with a previous Apprentice to support them with their introduction to the company. 

There is a structured internal development pathway that all Apprentices will work through together to build their awareness of our business and some of the key skills and behaviours will be covered in these such as networking, communication, feedback and presenting. Employability skills sessions will also be provided towards the end of the Apprenticeship to support Apprentices into further employment.

All Apprentices follow the paths laid out by our Apprenticeship Training Providers and include a mix of online self-development, webinars, workshops and assignments.

Specific qualifications will be dependent on the individual Apprenticeship Standard for each role. 

The training will be block release for this role. The candidate will achieve a Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprentice will join on a 2 year FTC, however, there is the opportunity to secure a permanent role following completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

The experiences we can offer school leavers are wide-ranging too. We have 4different 24 month apprenticeship programmes: Professional Accounting Technician, Associate Project Manager, Application Support Lead, and DevOps Engineer. Each involves working alongside industry experts and building experience and skills that will help you flourish in your early career. All our apprenticeship programmes are the perfect springboard to potentially secure yourself a place on one of our graduate programmes, with opportunities to gain experience, develop vital skills and network with senior managers and board members. Apprentices choose to return to our graduate programmes not just the highly attractive salaries and bonuses we offer. It’s also our empowering working culture, which includes excellent work-life balance, ongoing learning and development opportunities, and the chance to travel to locations around the world.




Whitehill Way




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Network engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

All candidates are asked to submit their CV online. If successful, the next step will be a short video interview to find out more about the candidate, their motivation and passions (hints and tips can be found on the website). The final stage will be half a day assessment centre at the Swindon office. Candidates will be fully briefed for the day upfront. If you’d like to request any adjustments or know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially at

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

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Apr 2023