Posted February 08, 2019 08:02:20 The network engineering apprentice programme (NEP) provides a unique opportunity for young people from different backgrounds and cultures to work together to build a stronger and more competitive network.
Network engineering students from a wide range of backgrounds and educational backgrounds are often overlooked by many universities, and are often under-represented among the most senior engineering graduates.
However, there are now opportunities to make a difference by working together as part of a network engineer apprenticeships team to design, build and maintain a high quality network in a short time.
What are the qualifications you need?
The NEP is an apprenticeship program, meaning you can learn the skills and knowledge required to be a network engineering professional.
You must be a UK citizen, 18 years or older and have completed at least two years of work experience in the field of network engineering.
You can apply by emailing the following links:NEP-apply.nep.gov.uk/jobsNetwork engineers need to have a solid foundation in network engineering, as well as a good understanding of the technology and networking tools they will be working with.
You can learn more about how to apply here.
You will be required to:A minimum of one-year technical qualifications are required, including at least one year of networking experience.
Network engineers must have a minimum of six months experience in a network and web development environment.
A minimum amount of work time will be needed per week, including:Monday-Friday: 12-15 hours, including work from home and from home-based computer or mobile device use, depending on the location of your workplace (including from home)Tuesday-Thursday: 8-12 hours, from home to work, including web, email, Skype and email for remote workThursday-Saturday: 12 hours, working from home, including computer, email and mobile device usage, depending from locationWork must be completed on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and can be performed on a laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or computer desktop.
Work will be done on a regular basis, from 8am-6pm, during the school holidays.
Network Engineers are also expected to meet other requirements including:Working with students from the NEP-funded Engineering Internship Programme (EIP), a training scheme for engineers and others looking to become network engineers and have a positive impact on the local community.
The training is aimed at both UK and overseas students, but all applicants must complete the course.
You must be able to work from the UK and UK-based university campuses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to work independently on a permanent basis.
You may apply in any year (except during summer break).
You will need to meet the following requirements:Minimum work experience and qualificationsThe course is designed to help you build and improve a strong network within the UK.
You will need at least a six-month technical qualification in the relevant area.
The course will require you to learn how to design and build the infrastructure of your network, how to connect your work with the wider network and how to manage and protect the network against attacks.
The technical skills will include:Working remotely to build and manage your own infrastructure, as a team, as part the wider project, or as a project manager, for example.
Network Engineering Network engineers must be well-suited for a range of engineering tasks including:In addition, they must have:Network engineers are required to have the following skills: