Network Engineer Apprenticeship (London) VODAFONE LIMITED

Start your career at Vodafone. Embrace new advancements and we'll develop your skills. With hands-on education, real-world qualifications, and programmes covering an array of new and exciting business areas, apprenticeships aren’t what they used to be. At Vodafone, they’re so much more.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive annual salary between £22,652 - £24,652 plus annual performance bonus

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.15pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

At Vodafone Technology, the collective imagination of thousands of engineers and developers brings innovation to the market. We are ONE tech team comprising more than 30,000 people across multiple countries. We are on an exciting journey to build new products and platforms across the UK.

  • Here at Vodafone, we are building the future of a new generation of Telcos, with innovation at the forefront of everything we do
  • We have an industry leading Government Security team who work with the UK’s Intelligence agencies, Law enforcement, Military and Home Office (to name a few)
  • We are here to ensure we utilise our expertise to develop, deliver and operate new and existing capabilities that protect the public, national security and ultimately save lives every day, all done within a detailed legislative framework

Recent successes have included:

  • Powering all our European operations, networks, data centres and offices with 100% renewable energy, whilst advancing the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040
  • Launching UK’s first mobile mast powered by solar, wind and battery
  • Working with our partners to broadcast the King’s Coronation over a dedicated ‘slice’ of the 5G network
  • Becoming UK’s largest fibre to the premises provider, delivering super-fast speeds to consumer and business customers
  • Supporting some of the UK’s largest special events, including partnerships with Wimbledon and Glastonbury
  • Launching mobile and wi-fi coverage across the London Underground
  • Modernising our network and retiring the legacy 3G network in 2023
  • Working with other operators to continue to deliver the Shared Rural Network initiative to extend 4G services for those in rural regions of the UK
  • Understand emerging technology in the context of national security and ever-changing threat landscapes
  • Supporting Intelligence and Law enforcement agencies in their mission
  • Protecting the most vulnerable in society, every day

Each journey in technology can look different, depending on the path you choose but all our streams offer a structured development programme that will stretch and challenge you, as well as build your technical expertise.

  • Typical roles include: Solution Architect, Network Demand Planner, LCA TST engineer, Cyber, Radio Planning Engineer

Apprenticeships aren’t what they used to be. These days, they’re a platform for your generation to go on and own the future, and frankly, we love to see it.

The training you will be getting

This role comes with a level 6 apprenticeship to support your learning. The qualification is a BSC Digital and Technology Solutions (Network Engineer) and we partner with a fantastic learning provider to support you all of the way.

20% of your working week will be spent learning with our partner QA remotely. 

Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship and have your qualification we will continue to support your career journey with Vodafone UK.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship and have your qualification we will continue to support your career journey with Vodafone UK.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or Above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A -Levels including ICT and Math (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Don't think you have the skills? Don't worry as this role comes with the apprenticeship programme to help learn and develop you into the role, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

About the employer

We’re a global technology communications company that empowers people and businesses to stay connected and thrive in a digital world. With a focus on innovation, sustainability and earning customer loyalty, we leverage cutting-edge technology to offer products and services that enhance communication and improve lives. Digital is Vodafone UK’s largest channel for our customers. We are committed to providing #1 Digital Experiences for our customers through sales and service




114 Great Suffolk Street



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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

Digital and technology solutions professional

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024