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Network Engineer

Improve your business’s network maintenance and support

Your Network Engineer will work across various projects to improve the business’ network, systems admin and security. Your apprentice will maintain high levels of operation for communication, configuration, network administration and monitoring tools.  Your apprentice will be able to give technical advice and guidance to optimise your business’ systems.

Who is it for

This programme is ideal for a mid-level role within Network and Systems Engineering sector in the business. The Network Engineer Apprenticeship will provide the business with the support needed to improve their business network configuration, infrastructure and systems.


  • CompTIA Network+
  • BCS Network Systems and Architecture
  • BCS Network Security
  • IT Network Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship


London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

Topics covered

  • Designing and implementing functional networks
  • Configuring, managing, and maintaining essential network devices
  • Using devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Load Balancing Failures
  • Storage Protocol Failures
  • Hardware Failures
  • Types of security threat (virus, malware, DDoS attacks, Trojan, worm, etc)
  • Mitigating security threats (security policy, securing the perimeter, physical security, securing the network etc)
  • Network Infrastructure Components
  • Features of Client-Server Operating Systems and Applications
  • Components and functions of virtualised systems
  • Features of Middleware

Eligibility for the Network Engineer apprenticeship

Apprentices must meet the following critera:

  • To be at least 16 years old
  • Have English and Maths GCSEs at grade C (4) or above
  • The right to live and work in England
  • To be able to commit to a full-time job plus the apprenticeship training
  • To not hold a prior IT (or similar) qualification at level 4 or higher