Network Cable Installer Engineer Apprentice DGL NETWORKS LTD

VQ Solutions are looking for a hard-working individual to join the team at DGL Networks as a Network Cable Installer. This is a great vacancy for an individual who enjoys a challenge. You will assist qualified engineers in all aspects of fibre optic cabling.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Exact shifts to be confirmed, travel and overtime may be required.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties may include:

  • As an Apprentice Network Cable Installer Engineer, you will learn how to deploy both copper and fibre cabling solutions, including the installation, termination and testing
  • You will be taught not only the fundamental differences between Category 5e through to Category 6A and multi-mode and single-mode fibres but also the way that such cabling is installed, terminated and tested
  • You will be guided throughout this apprenticeship by experienced data cabling installers
  • You will be working with a broad range of hand and power tools, abiding by health and safety legislation is a large part of this role
  • There may be requirements to work evenings and sometimes, away from home, where this is required overtime and stopover allowance is paid

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The majority of our apprentices are offered full-time employment upon the successful completion of their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Be driven to succeed, Enthusiastic, Hardworking


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
Other Driving License (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role and the travel that is included, a driving license and own mode of transport would be desirable. 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. This role will be based around the Wolverhampton area.

About the employer

DGL Networks provides a wide range of services within datacomms and telecoms. From installation to maintenance to the termination of Cat5e and Cat6 cables, DGL Networks is a professional and hardworking team.







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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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