The main purpose of the Network Engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within and organisation or between organisations. They will understand network configuration and administration, cloud and monitoring tools and be able to give technical advice and guidance.



This is a Level 4 apprenticeship.


Typically, 18-24 months.

Entry requirements

This is for employees already working in networking roles, whether newly recruited or already employed. Newly recruited employees should ideally hold a Level 3 or equivalent IT qualification on entry.

Typical job roles

Network Technician, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator


Blue tick bullet Learning modules are certified by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

Blue tick bullet Includes industry recognised qualifications - Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA

Blue tick bullet In addition to their apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Programme overview

Blue tick bullet Learning modules include: Network Principles, Network Systems and Architecture, Network Security

Blue tick bullet Dedicated skills coach to support apprentices throughout their entire learner journey

Blue tick bullet Regular remote sessions using Microsoft Teams

Blue tick bullet Flexible and innovative training methods geared to different learning styles

Blue tick bullet 24/7 access to digital learning content, ensuring apprentices have everything they need to support and accelerate learning

Blue tick bullet Free NUS Apprentice Extra card, allowing apprentices to access discounts on the high street and on other well-known brands

Progression opportunities

Upon completion, apprentices can enter cyber security roles such as Cyber Operations Manager, Cyber Security Specialist, Security Architect, Security Analyst, Risk Analyst.

Funding and financial support

Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to cover the cost of apprenticeship training while a range of government funding is available for non-levy organisations. Other financial support is available for employers and apprentices depending on circumstances. 

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