Area of Business
Job ID CMS_3491
About the role
One of the responsibilities of our Network Expansion (Netex) division is the planning and delivery of our high-speed fibre network for consumer and business customers. We have two new apprenticeship opportunities in our team responsible for cable infrastructure:
As a Cable Engineer, you won’t just be responsible for laying new cables for our customers to use, but you’ll have to make sure that they can get through areas without any obstructions too. This scheme won’t see you digging and running cables through customers’ gardens, but you will find yourself:
Installing cables in the underground network, streets, data centres or street-side cabinets
Using specialist techniques and tools like trailer mounted equipment or winches to get the job done
Building and testing new core infrastructure cables to the existing and expanding network
Logging into the Open Reach network to review maps and re-route through blockages
As a Civil Avoidance Engineer, you’ll be responsible for checking for obstructions and resolving blockages that our external partners cannot navigate (even more specialist equipment at your fingertips!). With over 2 blockages on average for every 1km of cable laid, you’ll find yourself busy with these responsibilities:
Checking the quality of contractor/partners work to clear obstructions
Liaising with design teams, contract partners, local authorities and Open Reach to resolve blockages
Logging into the BT network to review maps and re-route through blockages
As a Network Cable Delivery Engineer, working in our team responsible for cable infrastructure, these are two new apprenticeship roles that you will be considered for.
What we look for
You should have a passion for solving problems as you will face different situations each day that will need to be resolved quickly. The ability to organise and handle your responsibilities confidently with little guidance from management is ideal.
We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society, so we’re keen to hear from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. The only barrier to applying would be if you didn’t have the right to work in the UK and were unable to obtain it without our support.
What’s in it for you
During the scheme, you’ll study towards a Level 3 Network Cable Installer Apprenticeship. Not only are you going to build your knowledge, experience and skills, but you can also enjoy some amazing benefits!