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.
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
- 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
£18,000 to £40,000