Network Cable Installer Apprentice



Closes in 5 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 June 2024


VQ Solutions require a Network Cable Installer Apprentice to join Equate Group, a leading supplier of IT, telecoms and connectivity solutions. As specially in fully managed IT services and consultancy, cyber security solutions and hosted and on premise telephony, the role will enable you to learn fibre and copper installation.

Annual wage
£15,000 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Network cable installer (level 3)
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


1 Year 1 Month

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • 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 mentor reviews
  • In addition you will be eligible to apply for registration as a full member of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals on completion

Where you’ll work




HP22 6BN


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Network cable installer (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Install copper cabling components for Local Area Networking (LAN). Carry out maintenance tasks on copper cable networks. Can identify, locate and repair common faults
  • Install fibre optic cabling components for Local Area Networking (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure. Can identify, locate and repair common faults
  • Carry out testing on copper cabling in accordance with equipment manufacturer's procedures, and compliant to industry standards, interpret results and rectify failures
  • Carry out testing of fibre optic cabling using an optical loss test set (Tier 1), an optical time domain reflectometer (Tier 2) and fibre inspection tool in accordance with equipment manufacturer's procedures, and compliant to industry standards
  • Analyse copper and fibre test results and provides certification to the customer
  • Prepare, constructs and installs telecommunications equipment cabinets, either pre-built or from flat-pack. Arrange and install fixtures and fittings appropriate for the intended use. Correctly selects network equipment components for installation into cabinets, differentiating between switches and routers
  • Work at height in a safe manner and is competent in the use of Mobile Equipment Work Platforms (MEWPs) and can assemble, dismantle, use and inspect prefabricated low-level access towers
  • Reduce the danger of working in confined spaces by implementing appropriate health and safety procedures, using and maintaining personal protective equipment
  • Carry out network cable installation within the public highway to the standards required by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
  • Analyse plans, make decisions about equipment types and quantity, and accurately predict time frames
  • Assess the requirements for cable containment by type and size to build a pathway suitable for routing data cables. Install containment systems in a safe manner, using the correct tools and methods for cutting, shaping and mounting tray, basket trunking and conduit
  • Install end-point equipment i.e. CCTV camera, Wireless Access Point, Access Control etc using appropriate fixings and media
  • Interpret the customer statement of requirements to determine the correct quality of components to be used in the cable network
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills to quantify equipment requirements and timelines for tasks to be carried out
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders in the customer's organisation including the customer, the Construction Design and Management (CDM) co-ordinator, the project manager and the Information Technology (IT) security officer
  • Work diligently to maintain cyber security by applying processes and procedures aimed at protecting data confidentiality
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade Minimum 4/C)
    • Maths (grade Minimum 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Physical fitness
    • Good time management
    • Flexibility
    • Enthusiasm

    Other requirements

    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

    About this company

    Since being founded in 2007, Equate Group has moved from strength to strength. We now supply telecoms and IT services nationwide with excellent results. Our team is like a family and our combined knowledge gives us the flexibility and skillset to stay up to date in a digital world that is quickly evolving. We live and breath IT and telephony. Our mission is to provide highly tailored IT and telecoms packages to help support our clients development and to compliment this with first class service, leaving our clients feeling both rewarded and cared for.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Previous apprentices have progressed onto a Level 4 Network Engineer qualification

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Amanda Mackenzie

    01423 740 006

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255306.

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    Closes in 5 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

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