IT Network Engineer Apprentice


Newmarket, CB8 9HE

Closes in 18 days (Tuesday 6 August)

Posted on 12 June 2024


The post holder will be primarily responsible for providing 1st line desktop and infrastructure IT support to Godolphin’s End User community. This will include office-based locations and domestic property locations supported by the UK IT Department.

Annual wage
£20,000 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 engineer (level 4)
Days and shifts to be confirmed (TBC).

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 20 August


1 Year 6 Months

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

Why choose our Network Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship?

Our Network Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship is perfect for learners that are fresh out of an IT education or already employed in the tech sector and looking to take the next step.

The Network Engineer Level 4 apprenticeship programme concentrates on modern network infrastructure, advanced connectivity and advanced security. This enables learners to develop and enhance technical skills and ensure that they have the technical grounding needed to become a skilled Network Designer, Systems Engineer or Network Administrator.

QA’s Network Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship programme enables the apprentice to:

  • Get equipped with the advanced technical skills needed for the role
  • Learn the core networking and server administration skills required to support a traditional on-premises, cloud or hybrid network
  • Dive deep into the management of networks, exploring network hardware and software, network services and routing protocols
  • Get immersed in technical content designed around real skills, aligning to and relevant to employers and the market
  • Combine online learning live event training and on-the-job experience to develop real world skills using cutting-edge technology

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for Register of IT Technicians (RITTech) level 4

Where you’ll work

The Main Office Dalham Hall Stud Duchess Drive




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 engineer (level 4)

Equal to higher national certificate (HNC)

Course contents
  • apply the appropriate tools and techniques when securely operating and testing networks
  • install and configure the elements required to maintain and manage a secure network
  • implement techniques to monitor and record systems performance in line with defined specifications
  • maintain security and performance of the system against known and standard threats
  • apply the appropriate tools and techniques to identify systems performance issues
  • apply the appropriate tools and techniques to gather information to troubleshoot issues and isolate, repair or escalate faults
  • communicate outcomes of tasks and record in line with organisational procedures and SLAs including adherence to customer service standards
  • upgrade, apply and test components to systems configurations ensuring that the system meets the organisation’s requirements and minimises downtime. This should include backup processes
  • record task details whether face-to-face, remote or in writing in line with ogranisational requirements
  • interpret information received from a manager, customer or technical specialist and accurately implement the defined requirements
  • monitor, identify and implement required maintenance procedures
  • implement techniques to optimise systems performance in line with defined specifications
  • organise and prioritise clients or stakeholders’ requests in line with SLAs and organization processes
  • explain their job role within the business context to stakeholders to enable a clear understanding on both sides of what their remit is and convey technical constraints in appropriate language considering accessibility and diversity implications
  • operate securely and apply the appropriate process, policies and legislation within their business responsibilities
  • communicate with a range of stakeholders taking into consideration the organisations cultural awareness and technical ability
  • apply the appropriate level of responsibility when planning and prioritising work tasks
  • apply the relevant numerical skills (Binary, dotted decimal notation) required to meet the defined specifications
  • ensure compliance of network engineering outputs with change management processes
  • select the appropriate tools and comply with organisation policies and processes when upgrading systems
  • 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.


    Desirable qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • ICT (grade Any)
    • Extended diploma in similar subject (grade 180 credits)
    • Apprenticeship in similar subject (grade Level 3)
    • International Baccalaureate in ICT (grade Level 3)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Organisation skills

    About this company

    Godolphin is the world’s largest thoroughbred operation, comprising breeding and racing interests.  Founded in Dubai in 1992, the operation has been built on a foundation of innovation and uninhibited achievement that has led to a legacy of success for horses in Godolphin’s famous blue silks.  Our global headquarters is in Newmarket, which is the epicentre of the UK’s thoroughbred industry.

    After this apprenticeship

    A permanent role will be offered on successful completion of the Apprenticeship, with the option to progress to Degree Level. 


    • A competitive salary, dependent on experience [can range from £20,000 up to £24,000 per annum] 
    • Private healthcare
    • Life assurance
    • Discretionary bonus
    • Pension scheme

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257180.

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    Closes in 18 days (Tuesday 6 August)

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