Network engineer

Network engineer

“A network engineer designs, installs, maintains and supports communication networks within an organisation or between organisations”

The primary role of a network engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. You’ll need to maintain high levels of operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers. You’ll develop an understanding of network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and learn to give technical advice and guidance. Among other duties as a network engineer, you’ll design simple networks from a well-defined specification and apply appropriate security products and processes; install and configure network components, including switches, routers and firewalls; optimise the performance of network systems and services; and monitor, test and adjust network systems and performance to meet accepted standards.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths, ICT and science

Entry requirements: A-levels, a level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification, or relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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