Apprentice Wireless Technology Technician COTEL TELECOM (UK) RENTAL

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as an apprentice Wireless Technology Technician. You'll learn how to program, service and install all types of wireless technology equipment, radio communications, microwave, CCTV and data tracking products, as well as gaining flexible and valuable skillsets within the IT and Telecom fields.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will increase upon completing the apprenticeship. Pension scheme from the age of 22.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, working from 8.30am - 5.00pm. 30 minutes unpaid break.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice may start at any time prior to the starting date. The apprentice will learn and undertake the following:

  • Operating, programming and servicing all types of radio communications and repeater systems
  • Configuring and servicing CCTV cameras, wireless links and other hardware
  • Assisting with the testing, repairing and maintenance of electronic systems
  • Installing and uninstalling equipment in vehicles, heavy mobile plant, machinery and office environments
  • Adhering to safe working practices, health and safety
  • Liaising with other members of your team effectively
  • Working with electrical wiring, cutting tools, multimeters and soldering electronic components
  • Using power tools, lifting, carrying, climbing ladders, working at heights, Mobile Elevated Working Platforms
  • File management, completing forms, documenting procedures
  • Using a range of computer software
  • Updating the company website and social media

The training you will be getting

  • Functional skills in English and maths if required
  • You will complete an online portfolio during work hours
  • As a result you will achieve a Radio Network Technician Level 3 qualification
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The apprenticeship will provide a wide range of skills to allow the apprentice to progress within a full-time role within the company if they prove to be the right candidate, or to pursue a career within the IT and Telecommunications industries.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


BTEC or equivalent Information Technology (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Once trained, you’ll be expected to travel to customer sites across the South West with other team members to service, install and test equipment. Such jobs may require early starts or late finishes by up to several hours.

About the employer

Cotel have a unique record over 4 decades of providing Wireless Technology solutions within the UK, Oman and Pakistan. In addition to a comprehensive product range and versatile solutions, we provide first-class advice and technical support for all equipment and system solutions. From a small business to national organisations, to government departments, Cotel will always come up with the cost effective solution to help your business grow.







TR15 3QW


David Jolly


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Radio network technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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