Apprentice Radio Network Engineer - Advanced (Level 3)

telent Technology Services Ltd (Employer)

The It Skills Management Company Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,000.00
37.5 hours per week Your times of work can vary depending upon the projects that you are working with. Typical hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm with an hour of lunch, but this can be different depending upon the project.
18 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Information communications technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
8 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Mission Critical Networks. Spanning the globe carrying trillions of bits of data. They don’t happen by accident. How big? How many users? Which product to use? How long will it take? How will it be secured? How much power will it need? What if a link fails? How reliable is it? The Radio Engineer works out all those details and more.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The Radio Network provides links that bring solutions together, CCTV, alarms, alerts, signalling, voice calls, sensors, communications. Telent wants to invest in you to teach you the skills to be able to design Radio Networks for real situations.

As a Radio Engineer Apprentice working for Telent you will work to create and execute radio technologies into customer solutions.

You will learn a variety of Radio solutions including:

  • Survey Reports
  • RF designs
  • Onsite systems support
  • Project Documentation
  • The role will require you to travel and work away from home as well as in a Telent office to meet the demands of our projects. ​​​​​​​

Typical Deliverables

This is a development role and as such the role and the responsibilities will grow with you.

Within the role you will:

  • Learn the requirements and skills needed to become a Radio Engineer
  • Use the latest radio frequency design tools
  • Learn the customer requirements and the expectations of designs
    Specifically focus on learning the business requirements in Telent for Radio Engineering
  • Maintain and input data accurately into customer project files within Telent
  • Liaise with senior system engineers to resolve design queries
    Interpret customer requirements, requests and translate to a working solution
  • Update Visio and CAD drawings
  • Identify anomalies and work with Senior Engineers to solve them
  • Create real-life solutions in the radio labs at Wellingborough
  • Attend reviews to verify solution details are accurate
  • Ensure designs are completed in-line with requirements and “Right First Time”
  • Help produce design drawings and documentation
  • Help produce a Bill of Materials associated with designs
  • Provide technical support
  • Help produce initial equipment configurations to enable staging and testing activities
  • Collate and produce as-built documentation and associated test results
  • Report progress at regular intervals to the Lead/Senior Engineer

This role will work regionally so a vehicle will be provided to enable you to travel to undertake this apprenticeship. You will work remotely from home, from our Telent office in Wellingborough and out on Site so travel will be an aspect of this role.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprenticeship is Typically an 18-month duration
Starting salary of £14,000 which will increase throughout the duration of the apprenticeship
You will work with us and our chosen training provider Intequal
On completion of the scheme, you will have a Level 3 Information Communications Technician qualification
You will also gain industry recognised vendor certifications alongside the standard qualification
On completion you will be a fully qualified Telent field engineer and can integrate into the full-time workforce
The apprenticeship is a managed scheme with a mix between apprenticeship portfolio work, classroom & virtual classroom learning, onsite shadowing, and vendor exams

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We want you to become an expert in your field as a radio engineer. We'll continue to progress you as far as you want to go.

Reality Check

The Telent field force work UK wide and travel as a key and necessary part of being a field engineer. Even as an apprentice you will travel throughout the country to ensure you learn as much as you can throughout the scheme. So be prepared to travel as part of this role.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Full Driving Licence

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade 9 to 4) Essential
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