UK Network Engineer Apprenticeship

Aggregate function:  Technology
Business Area: 
Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  18 Nov 2023
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.

Network Engineer Apprenticeship


Who We Are 

We’re a global technology communications company that empowers people and businesses to stay connected and thrive in a digital world. With a focus on innovation, sustainability and earning customer loyalty, we leverage cutting-edge technology to offer products and services that enhance communication and improve lives. 

Digital is Vodafone UK’s largest channel for our customers. We are committed to providing #1 Digital Experiences for our customers through sales and service. 


What you’ll do 

At Vodafone Technology, the collective imagination of thousands of engineers and developers brings innovation to the market. We are ONE tech team comprising more than 30,000 people across multiple countries. We are on an exciting journey to build new products and platforms across the UK. Here at Vodafone, we are building the future of a new generation of Telcos, with innovation at the forefront of everything we do. We have an industry leading Government Security team who work with the UK’s Intelligence agencies, Law enforcement, Military and Home Office (to name a few). We are here to ensure we utilize our expertise to develop, deliver and operate new and existing capabilities that protect the public, national security and ultimately save lives every day, all done within a detailed legislative framework. 


Recent successes have included: 

  • Powering all our European operations, networks, data centers and offices with 100% renewable energy, whilst advancing the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. 
  • Launching UK’s first mobile mast powered by solar, wind and battery. 
  • Working with our partners to broadcast the King’s Coronation over a dedicated ‘slice’ of the 5G network. 
  • Becoming UK’s largest fiber to the premises provider, delivering super-fast speeds to consumer and business customers. 
  • Supporting some of the UK’s largest special events, including partnerships with Wimbledon and Glastonbury. 
  • Launching mobile and wi-fi coverage across the London Underground. 
  • Modernizing our network and retiring the legacy 3G network in 2023. 
  • Working with other operators to continue to deliver the Shared Rural Network initiative to extend 4G services for those in rural regions of the UK. 
  • Understand emerging technology in the context of national security and ever-changing threat landscapes. 
  • Supporting Intelligence and Law enforcement agencies in their mission  
  • Protecting the most vulnerable in society, everyday

What to expect:

Each journey in technology can look different, depending on the path you choose but all our streams offer a structured development programme that will stretch and challenge you, as well as build your technical expertise.  

Typical roles include: Solution Architect, Network Demand Planner, LCA TST engineer, Cyber, Radio Planning Engineer 

This role comes with a level 6 apprenticeship to support your learning. The qualification is a Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions BcS and we partner with a fantastic learning provider to support you all the way.  

Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship and have your qualification, we will continue to support your career journey with Vodafone UK.  


What we offer 

  • Competitive annual salary between £22,652 - £24,652 plus annual performance bonus 
  • 28 days holiday plus 3 days charity leave to work on projects of our choice, plus quarterly 'Spirit' days to focus on your wellbeing and mental health 
  • Industry leading learning tools, market leading parental leave policies 
  • We offer flexible working options that enable you to excel in a way that suits your needs. 
  • An extensive and flexible benefits package including employee discounts, enhanced pension contributions and retail discounts 


Who you are   

  • You don't just care about customers; you're obsessed with ensuring their satisfaction. 
  • Your interpersonal skills stand out in a remarkable way.  Your ability to form genuine connections is impressive 
  • You embrace change as an opportunity and work well in dynamic environments. 
  • Your thinking is innovative and forward-looking. You're the one who constantly seeks new, creative solutions. 
  • If you hunger for growth, development, and new challenges, you're our kind of person. We thrive on your ambition. 

Our Spirit behaviors are more than just words; they're our way of life. We're looking for individual who embody these values every day. 

Locations available: Newbury or London 

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.