A brilliant first 12 months…
Interested in taking on the best 12 month training and learning programme to kick-start your successful career as an engineer?
This is an opportunity not to be missed. It’s not just a job we're offering you, it’s a career with a tailored training programme as well as incredible hands-on experiences. Don’t be put off from applying because you haven’t done anything similar before, you'll get loads of support, and if successful, after the first year you’ll have achieved a qualification for IT and Telecoms professionals*.
Here’s what the first 12 months might look like:
Our first class training for the role begins right away with a two week induction at our flagship training site - Yarnfield Park near Stafford. In the first week we’ll get you ready for the role; giving you the equipment you need and the health and safety training that’ll be the foundation of your whole career with us. Week two we’ll get you started; you’ll have a full induction to Openreach and take our interactive customer training which will include learning how to provide great customer service – this will be hugely important throughout your career. By the end of week two you’ll even have climbed a pole or two. The first few weeks will involve some residential training.
Week three to around week 12 will involve a mixture of classroom learning in our dedicated training centres and practising out in the field with an experienced engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain some great insight into the role and raise any questions you may have with your coaches or experienced engineers. The mixture of learning inside and out in the field will allow you to maximise your training by practicing what you’ve been learnt as you go along.
After about three months you’ll be on the road as a confident trainee engineer, out in your van and working in the field. This is when you’ll really develop, refining your skills, whilst still receiving all the support you need.
Once you have completed the full 12 months you’ll have gained your qualification and set up for a successful career with us. The opportunity to grow and progress your career as a field engineer will be in your hands. We have exciting career pathways for you to consider in relation to your professional aspirations that are truly rewarding.
*English and Welsh joiners will complete BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals (QCF) and Scottish joiners will complete a diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 5
A satisfying job
Ask any of our new joiners and they’ll tell you about the confidence boost you get from doing a job like this. It’s satisfying solving problems and providing new services to our customers.
We have tremendous opportunities for personal development, building new skills and working in a wide variety of roles.