Apprenticeship vacancy

Level 4 Network Engineer

Title – IT Network Engineer Apprentice

Location: Birmingham

Hours per Week –  37.5 hours a week

Salary – £18,000 – £20,000


Please contact Gemma on or call 01213121708

About the company:

This company is a privately-owned company with its head office based in Birmingham. The company came into existence because of the belief and passion of individuals who strive to deliver high class bespoke solutions demanded by todays IT trends. Our business is built on the ethos of transparency and honesty within the company and with our clients. The practices and processes we have adopted are built on clear communication and collaboration honed over many years of experience.

Our success comes from employees who possess many years of experience backed up by professional competencies. We’re partners with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Dell, HP and we are a Microsoft Approved Education Partner.

This company provides a range of IT solutions tailored to the needs of private, public and third sector organisations – from troubleshooting, adhoc advice and guidance on your IT strategy to complete management of your IT. We have consultants and technicians based in Birmingham and around the country. We pride ourselves in the customer satisfaction feedback we receive based on the products and high standard of services we deliver. Should you wish to speak to any of our current customers to take up references please do not hesitate to contact us.

We want to work with you to firstly fully understand your requirements and expectations from IT in your organisation and then build on that by resolving any issues you may currently have so that we can concentrate on the positive impact IT can have deliver. Our success is based on our reputation for providing expert and unbiased advice which, when translated into an actual solution, makes complete business sense, is fit for purpose and future proofed.

Brief job description:

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Network Engineer apprentice with an IT Department, based in Birmingham. You will be working with clients to help set up networks and optimising IT.

Job Description:

To assist the IT Manager in maintaining the IT department and facilities and ensuring all internal customers receive a high level of IT Support.  To go out off site to other clients and help with Networking trouble and issues.


Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Work on and off site and Networking Server Issues
  • Dealing with computer errors and software issues as and when they occur
  • Supporting staff with system errors
  • Carry out ad-hoc duties as directed by the Head of IT
  • To deliver and set up ICT & Media equipment and support technologies in meeting roomsWork with Google Analytics
  • Some software development work as appropriate for the student
  • Installation and configuration of hardware and software
  • Building and re-building laptops and server systems on request
  • Personal development of IT skills and capabilities
  • Any other reasonable duty or request



  • Completed IT Level 3 – Apprenticeship Qualification or Similar Equivalent
  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)


 Essential Experience:


You will have previous knowledge of Networking and will be able to trouble shoot Network Server issues.


E.g. – If a client’s server were to go down, would you know how to support and resolve these issues?


You will be highly technically aware, and ideally have understanding in areas including:


  • Microsoft Server and Desktop operating systems
  • Office 365
  • Windows 10
  • Core Microsoft server roles (Exchange, IIS, AD, DNS, DHCP, SharePoint)
  • Provisioning and management of Office365 and Exchange Online.
  • System virtualisation
  • Backup technologies
  • Server hardware maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Hardware firewalls and router configuration
  • Switching
  • System and network monitoring
  • Endpoint protection technologies

Other desirable experience:

  • SQL databases
  • Apple Operating Systems and Hardware


Skills Required:

  • An effective problem solver with an aptitude for understanding processes and investigating issues
  • Be good at IT and/ or enjoy working with computers and want to make it a career while training in an employed environment
  • Learn better by a practical approach
  • Competent in Microsoft Office
  • Good telephone skills
  • Data input skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of MS Applications including but limited to Office 2016
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Strong assessment skills
  • A passion for providing excellent customer services at all times
  • Strong communication skills with people at varying levels


Personal qualities:

  • Personable
  • Practical
  • Have a keen interest in technology
  • Bright, outgoing personality with a positive outlook and strong team-working bias
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skilled in identifying and balancing the needs of the individual, the client and the organisation, remaining calm under pressure, whilst maintaining the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and keen to develop, with a willingness and desire to learn


Future prospects:

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Training to be provided:

The Estio Training programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive eight weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated Skills Development Coach who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 4 Network Engineer Standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • Network Principles
  • Network Systems & Architecture
  • Network Security


Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.