VQ Solutions are looking for a hardworking reliable individual to join the team at Data Installation and supplies. You will be learning the on-site skills required by assisting seasoned lead engineers to undertake network installations in full. You will also learn how to use hand tools along with drills and access equipment for working at height.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    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 to Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Start and Finish times vary from project to project. TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Undertake the installation and termination of Cat5e Cat6/7 UTP, STP, FTP Cable and associated patch panel and outlets. 
  • Single Mode and Multimode Fibre Optic installation and spliced termination into patch panels. 
  • Siting and Installation of Floor standing and wall mounted network cabinets.
  • Working with lead engineers on numerous customer sites ranging from education through to food manufacturing with Data network, containment, cabinet, IPCCTV and door access installations. 

The training you will be getting

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.

You will also gain IPAF and Harness and Lanyard use & Inspection (MEWPS are used on a lot of our installations) through the employer. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the apprenticeship a full-time position will be offered by the company as a Data Engineer with internal progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Honest, Ability to work Nationwide, Enthusiastic, Hardworking


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 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. You will be operating in the area surrounding GU14 7QN.

About the employer

Data Installation and Supplies has been trading for over 39 years in the network technology sector. The Company has seen substantial growth over the past 10 years and wants to continue this development with the additions to its highly skilled onsite engineering team. This family run business offers a friendly working environment with the opportunities for the successful candidate to develop their skills and knowledge through training and working with a fantastic team.




2 Eelmoor Road


GU14 7QN

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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


Christy Slater


Apprenticeship standard

Network cable installer

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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