Apprentice Fibre Optic Engineer – Ref: 3403JVDM

Role: Apprentice Fibre Optic Engineer

Location: Manchester with National Travel


Job summary:

As a fibre engineering apprentice, you will undertake structured training programs where required in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the business requirements.


Role & Responsibilities: 

  • Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled engineering staff.
  • To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department.
  • To undertake and successfully complete suitable city and guilds courses throughout the training period, achieving the practical skills in order to entitle progression.
  • Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the workspace.
  • To develop the skills to construct or modify fibre networks from verbal instructions and drawings to a high degree of precision.
  • To learn how to maintain Fibre equipment and to keep it in good repair.
  • To maintain documentation over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects that have been undertaken and the skills learned.
  • To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace.
  • To maintain a smart appearance and to act in a professional manner at all times whether on or off the site.
  • To perform any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the post holder.


Skills & Qualifications required:

  • Organised and proactive approach to work
  • Ability to work in a strong team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A high level of diplomacy and customer focused
  • Uses own initiative to develop ideas and practices
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to manage stress and have strong emotional resilience
  • Flexible approach and positive attitude to work
  • Maintaining a high level of integrity and confidentiality is key
  • To learn new computer skills where required.

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