Apprentice L4 Network Field Engineer NODEONE LIMITED

Velocity Academy have an exciting new opportunity for an Apprentice Network Field Engineer with Node One, a Network Company based in Leeds. The field engineer apprenticeship role in our team is of a technical in nature and mainly involves working with networking equipment such as switches, routers, firewalls and wireless access points.

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18,000 - £20,000 per annum (DOE) • A reliable vehicle (Car allowance of £350 per Month will be paid in addition to salary)

  • Working week

    8-hour shift, day shift, flexitime, holidays, night shift, overtime, weekend availability, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role is largely customer site based across the UK (and into Europe) and activities are varied. The role would suit an individual who enjoys travelling, new technology exposure, has a can-do attitude and works well in a team.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

The role involves day-to-day responsibilities including:

  • Attending urgent data network service affecting fault calls
  • Conducting wireless networking surveys and new networking equipment installations (These would all be initially under supervision)

Regular travel across the UK to customer sites is expected and part of the role, and a car allowance or equivalent is included in the package.

The field service team-members also participate periodically in an out-of-hours rota (This would apply after a suitable bedding in period) (which includes an allowance), and report to our service desk during normal working hours. No specific times per day apply to any particular activity as these are all task-specific and most are reactive/intervention in nature. Overtime can be applicable to onsite out-of-hours work where customer charges are applied.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide 24x7 rota based on-call support to customers as part of the field engineering team
  • Be reactive to our internal service desk and assist them with supporting our customers both onsite and offsite
  • Be responsible for your site visit reports including quality, accuracy and timeliness
  • Working with the service desk manager, keep relevant technical and industry certifications up to date
  • Be willing to participate in up skilling for new technologies and products we are required to support in the field
  • Be prepared to travel to customer sites regularly
  • Maintain your issued toolkit and assets to a high standard
  • Maintain a high level of courtesy and professionalism with customers at all times


  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and maths)
  • Cisco CCT or CCNA. Where not already in place, the business will support the candidate in terms of achieving CCT minimum certification during probation periods
  • Candidate must be fluent in English. Other language skills considered a plus
  • Candidate must have a valid passport and UK permitted driving licence - due to network servicing and attending fault calls
  • Candidate must pass local background and security checks

The training you will be getting

Training to be provided:

Velocity apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, they will provide the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace and to expand future career prospects.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their programme.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Level 4 Network Engineer qualification, with training in how to:

·        Install, configure, and test appropriate network components or devices securely to well-defined specifications whether physical or virtual

·        Optimise and maintain the performance of network systems or services in line with well-defined specification whether physical or virtual

·        Investigate and problem solve to address technical performance issues in networks to return the network to successful operation and escalate as necessary

·        Consider the impact and risks when implementing network changes in line with work activities and escalating as required by organisational policies

·        Communicate technical network requirements effectively and professionally with a range of stakeholders ensuring stakeholder relationships are maintained

For a full list of programme modules visit:

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The role offers long term security and the possible opportunity to progress into a permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English & Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

We are currently looking for a data networking engineer to join our thriving field engineering services team. Our company is a channel-only services business. We deliver our services (both professional consulting services and field engineering) to IT re-sellers, distributors and manufacturers including HP and Cisco. We predominantly deal with data networking, including WiFi, switching/routing and firewalls etc.





2 King Charles Street



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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



Apprenticeship standard

Network engineer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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