Network Engineers are responsible for all aspects of an organisation’s communications network. They need to be able to understand how to set up a network, configure cloud software, and provide users with technical advice and guidance.
Candidates on this apprenticeship will learn how to ensure the networks they create remain operational and available to all staff. They will learn how to design simple networks and will be able to install and configure network components such as switches, routers, and firewalls.
Good communication skills are important to Network Engineers, as they will be spending time troubleshooting issues and working with users to understand any issues that occur.
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 18 months to Gateway, with a three-month window for the End Point Assessment (EPA).
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A Levels, level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
This leads to a Level 4 Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.
A portfolio of work
A final project
An employer reference
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