Apprentice Network Cable Engineer - Sheffield NG BAILEY GROUP LIMITED

We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic people to join our IT Services team in Sheffield. Here you will learn from the industry’s best, working on everything from office blocks to nuclear power stations; banks to hospitals; New installations and enhancements to existing building infrastructure. No two projects are ever the same.

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

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Closing date: 25 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, working hours are 7am to 5pm, shift dependent on the project.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Read and understand layout drawings.
  • Complete survey activities and produce schedule of works.
  • Use small hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers etc.
  • Operate electrical tools such as combi drills, impact drivers etc.
  • Install the cable management systems needed for securing cables safely to the fabric of the building, such as box trunking, conduit, cable tray and cable basket.
  • Complete fire stopping using industry leading products
  • Install communication cabling (e.g., fibre optic cables, Copper data communication cables (such as Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a and cat7)), POTS, fire alarms, emergency alarm systems. 
  • Pull, Lay, lace, label and terminate cables correctly
  • Inspect, test and commission completed installations using the latest communication cable test equipment
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of communication circuits and equipment 
  • Test, and fault-finding methodologies on existing network links.
  • Define circuit boundaries and responsibilities

The training you will be getting

  • You will train at one of the top performing colleges or training providers in the country
  • Level 3 - Network Cable Installer apprenticeship standard
  • Block release at a college - travel and accommodation will be provided 
  • A comprehensive 3 year training programme to support additional training is in place 
  • You will regularly attend in house training and development as part of the programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once qualified there is the potential of a permanent position within the company. If you successful gain a permanent position there are many opportunities to advance your career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Excellent timekeeping, Are keen to learn, Safety Conscious


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other Subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other Subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science based subject (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

- Work indoors, outdoors and occasionally at height - Be prepared for early starts and travel away from home when necessary - Have normal colour vision

About the employer

NG Bailey is the UK's leading independent engineering and services business. Our vision is ‘to be the best – creating exceptional environments for present and future generations’. We work across a variety of sectors within the building and infrastructure industry, and our innovative, responsible and forward-thinking approach allows us to work on fantastic ground-breaking projects. Our company has two divisions, Engineering and Services, which together we bring buildings and infrastructure to life.




Carbrook Hall Road

Meadowhall Business Park

S9 2EQ


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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Mar 2024