Network Engineer Level 4


Supporting networks for your business

Who is it for?

Those who support communication networks within or between organisations, providing high levels of operational support in order to maximise performance and systems availability for their users.

You need to be aged 16 and over with preferably 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or higher including Maths and English. A Level 3 Apprenticeship or equivalent experience is essential.

What will I learn?

Whilst undertaking this apprenticeship you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills undertaking a key role within your company.

  • Industry qualification training covering:
    • PETA Network system and architecture (8 days)
    • PETA Network Principles (8 days)
    • PETA Security fundamentals (5 days)
    • PETA Server fundamentals (5 days)
    • 10 Quality of Life (QoL) training days
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)

When can I start?

Right now! Our apprenticeships team work with local employers to make apprenticeships available throughout the year. New vacancies are added to the PETA website every week and it’s really easy to apply - so why wait?

Course Overview

This apprenticeship develops the Duties, Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the following areas:

  • Install, configure, and test appropriate physical or virtual network components or devices securely
  • Acquire and analyse network performance data to monitor network activity
  • Optimise and maintain the performance of network systems or services
  • Investigate and problem solve to address technical performance issues in networks
  • Undertake physical or virtual upgrades to a network
  • Interpret requirements and technical specifications to delivery network systems or services
  • Maintain accurate logical records in line within organisational policy
  • Use operational data to manage weekly work schedule in an efficient and cost-effective way
  • Consider the impact and risks when implementing network changes in line with work activities
  • Communicate technical network requirements effectively and professionally to stakeholders
  • Practice continuous self-learning to keep up to date with technological developments
  • Consider the requirements of the wider digital context in which they operate
  • Deliver and manage a high-quality service under pressure
  • Escalating as required following service level agreements or organisational policies
  • Ensure all network engineering activity complies with organisational policies, technical standards, health and safety legislation, data security requirements, professional ethics, privacy, and confidentiality
Additional Information

During your apprenticeship you will receive:

  • An induction to the programme to make you feel welcome and to help you understand how the apprenticeship works
  • Day release training at our Training Centre to help build your knowledge and skills
  • Training in the workplace to help you learn the job role and to become a valued member of the team
  • Regular progress reviews to help with your development and to ensure you remain on track to successfully complete your apprenticeship

The vast majority of your learning will be undertaken whilst you are working. In order to successfully achieve the apprenticeship 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training which takes place at our PETA Training Centre in Cosham, Portsmouth.