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Job Description

Network Engineers will set up and maintain communication networks between computers, this could be in a single office, multiple offices or separate organisations. They will also diagnose and fix problems with network software and provide on-site help to the users.

Entry Requirements

You may be able to get into this role through an apprenticeship, or degree apprenticeship.

You could take a course to learn the skills needed to install and maintain computer networks, or a foundation degree, HND or degree in computing.

If you already have qualifications and experience in related areas like IT support, service and repair, you may be able to move into network engineering.

Career Path and Progression

With experience you could progress to network management jobs or you could move into other areas of IT like project management, information security or consultancy.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Network manager
  • IT support technician
  • IT security coordinator

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • The ability to identify and solve technical problems
  • A good understanding of your employers business
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to explain technical issues to non-technical staff
  • Attention to detail

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £40,000

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