Group UK Network Engineering Apprenticeship (Level 6)

Aggregate function:  Technology
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Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  24 Feb 2024
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Apprenticeship type: Level 6 Network Engineering

Start date: 16 September 2024
Duration of programme: 32 months
Location: Birmingham OR Newbury
Application close date: 29 February 2024

Did you know that Vodafone was the first company to launch standalone 5G and is providing businesses with their own private networks to power industry 4.0 applications? Millions of people and businesses are connected through Vodafone’s network, and our teams are the ones who deliver giga-fast speed and innovation to our customers.  

We are among the top five internet providers globally and one of the largest operators of submarine cables. We’re continually building and enhancing our best-ever network that connects millions of people and businesses across the country. Staying at the top requires commitment and fresh new talent, which is why we’re looking for apprentices like you to join us. 

What you’ll do

  • Be part of the team that delivers network engineering services and provide unparalleled support to our critical strategic accounts.
  • Innovation plays a leading role, and you will assist in continuing to evolve our architecture of 5G, Oran & Cloud.
  • Get hands on with the network installations and commissioning.
  • Be ready to monitor the Monitor and manage data networks and associated systems, always staying one step ahead of potential disruptions.
  • Build collaborative and professional relationships with teams to create and develop new network solutions for commercial products such as TV.

Who you are

  • Curious about technology and innovation and want to develop a deeper understanding around network engineering.
  • You get excited about solving complex problems and are ready to go deeper to find the root cause of the problem.
  • Have strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, able to work effectively across different groups of people.
  • Great attention to detail, can easily spot patterns and link them together to find a technical solution.
  • Thrives under pressure and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

What’s in it for you
Hands-On Education: You’ll gain a combination of virtual classroom and on-the-job learning alongside industry leaders in all things networks who will share their knowledge with you.
Training and Development: Expect to receive training in Network Design & Troubleshooting, IP-Based Network Switching Systems, Cyber Security, Unified Communications, and more.
Skills & Tools:  You’ll develop into a Network Engineering expert who can plan, design, build and test networks, identify security risks and troubleshoot problems.
Earn & Learn: Apprenticeships at Vodafone are your platform to kick-start your career in a company that’s ready to invest in you. We create a safe place for you to learn in a diverse and inclusive workplace with a salary + benefits that we’re sure you’re going to love!
End Result: You’ll have a BSc (Hons) degree in Digital and Technology Solutions with Network Engineering as a specialism alongside years of world class industry experience.

More reasons to join us:

  • We offer flexible working options that enable you to excel in a way that suits your needs.
  • Competitive annual salary of £22,650 - £24,650 plus annual performance bonus.
  • 28 days’ holiday plus 5 days’ charity leave when you can volunteer for a cause of your choice.
  • Quarterly 'Spirit' day to focus on your wellbeing and mental health.
  • Industry leading learning tools, market leading parental leave policies.
  • An extensive and flexible benefits package including employee discounts, enhanced pension contributions and retail discounts.

Eligibility to Apply
Age: There is no upper limit, but you must be at least 18 years old on or before 16/09/2024
Qualifications: GCSEs in English & Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications and 3 A Levels including ICT or Maths gained by August 2024 or equivalent qualifications*
Residence: To have the right to work in the UK and to have lived in the UK and/or EU for three years or more.
Disqualifiers: You must not currently be enrolled into full time education, and you must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject (e.g. a degree or masters in a similar subject).

Together we can
We know that everyone is unique, with multiple aspects to their identity and different experiences behind them. Recognizing this is fundamental to how we approach inclusion at Vodafone. Similarly, our networks work collaboratively, share best practices and take a truly inclusive approach to amplify the voices of all our people and communities. We’re proud of our networks and will continue to champion individuality through them: ‘Multicultural Inclusion Network, Black Professionals Network and Friends, Gender Equality Network, Women in Business Network, LGBT+ Friends Network and VodABILITY Network’.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request as part of your recruitment journey, for example, extended time or breaks in between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, or assistive technology, please refer to the Accessibility section of our Careers website ( under Career Support, for guidance.

Apply now!
Ready to shape the future and be part of a world-class specialist team? Apply now and let's start this journey together.

*Equivalent qualifications include but not limited to a level 3 Apprenticeship in a similar subject, an International Baccalaureate Higher Level at Level 3 including Maths or ICT or a BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits) in a similar subject

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.