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Technical Apprenticeship in IT & Telecommunications Level 4

BT’s network is at the heart of everything we do; from sending a text, to air traffic control systems. Our network is constantly evolving and we’re at the forefront of technology development that will provide the basis for the next generation of cutting-edge mobile networks and services.

Our Network Engineer Apprentices play a key part in ensuring our networks are designed, tested, built and maintained with fresh, new, innovative ideas in mind. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in a range of areas including testing the latest networking technology, upgrading the existing network and the planning, installing and running of network elements.

You may also have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of mobile networks and the technologies that underpin them playing a key part in supporting and maintaining high levels of stability and performance of the biggest and best mobile network in the UK.

Once you complete your training a wide variety of roles will be available to you within BT.

Training & support

Throughout the course of your apprenticeship you’ll gain a wealth of invaluable experience. You’ll also be taught job specific skills such as how to plan, design, build and test a simple network applying appropriate security products and processes.

You’ll learn how to identify the key characteristics of a new network service, how to analyse traffic intensity and estimate traffic loads and how to determine the minimum capacity required to meet network requirements.

You’ll have the opportunity to design, build, test, configure and optimise a distributed network including switches, routers and firewalls as well as analyse performance and troubleshoot typical problems.

You’ll also be trained to identify and evaluate security risks, then incorporate relevant security products and processes into network designs to increase resilience and dependability.

Entry requirements

To join our Technical Apprenticeship in IT & Telecommunications programme you’ll need to achieve 108 UCAS points or Scottish Highers at Grade BBBB. Equivalent qualifications are accepted.

Please note: All of our apprentice schemes are subject to eligibility criteria.  

Locations

Edinburgh

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