Network Engineer Traineeship

Guaranteed job in IT or 100% of your course fees back

What's included?

  • Accredited training courses from CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco
  • Official Cisco CCNA & CCNP Exams (Worth £689)
  • Livelab for your practical work
  • Expert tutor support
  • Expert CV review
  • £24k-£45k job guarantee within 20 miles of your home
  • 100% of your course fees back if you’re not placed into a role
  • 1 years unlimited access to Step 1-3 & 2 years access to step 4

Start Your IT Career Today

Our Network Engineer Traineeship is the easiest way to start a new career in IT with fantastic career prospects. Our simple four step process will give you all of the training and certifications required to break into the industry. You will first be placed into an IT role with a starting salary of £24k-£45k and then be fast-tracked into a Network Engineer role after 2 years, with an average starting salary of £45k.

We have partnered with some of the biggest IT companies across the UK who trust us to provide them with high quality, entry level technicians. These companies are looking for new starters to move into their Network Engineer teams to help keep up with their growth.

IT is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Networking is key to keeping businesses running, which is why they invest heavily in qualified professionals. Within 4 years of completing the Traineeship you could be earning between £55k-£80K.

Course Outline

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Cloud+ (Step 4)

Windows 10

ITIL Foundation

Microsoft MCSA 2016 (Step 4)

Cisco CCNA

Cisco CCNP (Step 4)

Step 1 - Courses & internal exam

Complete a selection of professional, accredited and industry recognised IT courses by CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco. The training is delivered via multimedia rich video tutorials, presentations and quizzes, through a portal that you study from home.

You can log into the portal at anytime, meaning this can be completed around any full time job. The emphasis of Step 1 is to learn all of the theory before beginning practical training. This takes around six weeks of full-time study or twelve weeks of part-time study to complete.

At the end of Step 1 you will sit a short online multiple choice exam to showcase your understanding of the courses before moving onto Step 2.

Step 2 - Livelab

Our cutting edge live lab will give you the practical hands-on training that you will require from the comfort of your own home. Live-Lab is real computer equipment networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet.

Our hosted platforms are configured to imitate real world configurations by providing sufficient hardware not only to carry out tasks, but also test the impact of those changes. From the browser you gain administrative access to the relevant devices giving you complete control to carry out either your own configurations or follow the lab guides to configure specific technologies that are required for the relevant CompTIA exams.

Step 3 - Cisco CCNA Exams

You will finally be prepared for the official Cisco CCNA Certifications. We will firstly release extensive mock tests for you to practice on and once you are ready we will book your official exams.

Cisco are international leaders in IT certifications and having the Cisco CCNA+ will not only qualify you as an IT professional in the UK but across the globe.

The exam is one exam lasting 120minutes long.

Step 4 - Network Engineer Training + Job Placement

Once you have completed the initial three steps, we will then place you into your first role as either an IT Technician/IT Support specialist, with a starting salary of anywhere between £24k-£45k.

While working within this position, we will release Step 4 of your training which is specifically designed to qualify you to move into the Networking sector. You will have two years access to complete Step 4, which consists of Networking courses, Live lab and official CCNA exam, as outlined below.

Once you have gained the two years experience within the IT industry, as well as completing step 4 of your training, we can then place you into a role as a Network Engineer.

Networking Courses

Your second batch of courses are specifically designed to give you the knowledge, skills and certifications required to move into a Network Engineer role, this will happen once you have the required two years experience working as a Technician.

You will be completing the following courses;

–  CompTIA Cloud+

–  Microsoft Server 2016

–  Cisco CCNP

Live Lab

While working in your IT Technician role you will be able to gain some valuable hands-on experience. Our hosted Cisco hardware is based on widely deployed Cisco products including Cisco 2900 series routers and 3750 series layer 3 switches and ASA5512x firewalls (see hardware list for complete listing of the products in the lab).

From the browser you gain access to the console port of each of the devices giving you complete control to carry out either your own configurations, or follow the lab guides to configure specific technologies that are required for the relevant Cisco exams.

Cisco CCNP Exam

The final step is the official Cisco CCNP exam.

Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies v1.0 (ENCOR350-401) is a 120-minute exam associated with the CNP and CCIE Enterprise Certifications. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual-stack(IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation.

The exam will be sat at your local Pearson Vue testing centre.

Job Placements

Here are some of the companies that our candidates are working for now

Once you have completed all of the mandatory training in step 4 and have the required two years experience in your first IT position, you will be ready to be placed into a Network Engineer role.

We have partnered with a number of large IT companies who have a massive shortage of qualified Network Engineers. Overall, the employment outlook for new network engineers is very favourable. Jobs in the field outnumber candidates, keeping the unemployment rate for network engineers around zero.

In this role you will have a salary of £33K+, please see the full job description below.

Position 1
IT Technician (0-2 Years)

Job Overview

IT Technician required to join our Field Services team, which will involve working on site with our clients, helping to deliver a broad range of IT support solutions, along with providing brilliant customer service at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Presenting the proposed solutions to the clients over the telephone and face to face and explaining the industry jargon in a clear, confident and concise manner.
  • Designing, building and testing hardware and software for inclusion into systems both at our facility and on site. Installing and maintaining systems.
  • Problem solving both before and during installation.
  • Ensuring that during on site project work customer requirements are met wherever feasible. Providing professional and competent pre and post-sales support to customers. Writing and delivering documentation, application guides, manuals etc.
  • Training the clients staff on the operation and maintenance of the systems. Supporting colleagues with internal IT issues.

Position 2
Network Engineer (2+ Years)

Job Overview

As a network engineer, you’ll have responsibility for setting up, developing and maintaining computer networks within an organisation or between organisations. You’ll offer support to users, who can be staff, clients, customers and suppliers, and troubleshoot any problems that arise. This may, in some cases, involve designing new networks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish the networking environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation and defining, documenting and enforcing system standards
  • Design and implement new solutions and improve resilience of the current environment
  • Maximise network performance by monitoring performance
  • Undertake data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments using information from multiple sources
  • Report network operational status by gathering and prioritising information and managing projects
  • Configure routing and switching equipment, hosted IP voice services and firewalls

Why choose us?

We are the only company in the UK who will provide you with professional training, official certifications and a job guarantee or money back policy. You will also be on the fast track into a Network Engineer role after 2 years!

What do we provide?

  • Accredited training courses from CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco & ITIL
  • Official Cisco CCNA+ & CCNP Exams (Worth £689)
  • Livelabs for your practical work
  • Expert tutor support
  • Expert CV review
  • £24k minimum starting salary within 20 miles of your location
  • 100% of your course fees back if you’re not placed into a role
  • 1 year’s access to step 1-3 & 2 years access to step 4

Why choose Networking?

  • Rapid Career Development
  • Average starting salary of £45K
  • Fantastic career opportunities
  • One of the fastest growing sectors in the UK
  • A career for life
  • Salaries increasing 6% per year
  • Average salary for Networking professionals is £65K

What salary you can expect?

  • IT Technician – £26,000
  • Junior Network Engineer – £40,000
  • Senior Network Engineer – £60,000
  • Network Administrator– £65,000
  • Network Solutions Architect – £75,000
  • Independent Networking Contractor – £90,000+

Success Stories

The support throughout as well as the quantity and quality of the training content is nothing short of impressive. From start to finish and even after finding you a job they are one call or E-mail away. Everyone can throw a bunch of online courses your way and leave you to it, but this traineeship offers so much more than that. As an IT Engineer at Fujitsu, my role mostly involves working closely with a huge variety of clients. It’s very challenging and fulfilling at the same time. I think it has opened the doors to a world of opportunities in the industry.

Georgi ShterevIT Engineer @ Fujitsu UK

I think the inclusion of the CompTIA A+ exams makes it a very attractive package. The exams consolidated much of what I learned in the video courses, in topics such as hardware, networking, security and troubleshooting, and are a well-known qualification in the industry. I work in a busy IT department in a charitable organisation and support a large number of end users. Although it can be pretty intense, it’s a rewarding role and I’m constantly learning new skills.

Robin KilsbyICT Service Desk Analyst @ Nacro

Octopus is a forward-thinking company who is keen to promote internally along flexible career pathways. They were interested in my CV because of the CV-rebuild and my background in customer service. I wouldn’t have been able to pass the interview stage without the knowledge I gained from the Traineeship (I distinctly remember being asked in my first interview what DHCP stood for, and I easily chirped “Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol!”). I see myself still working for and advancing within Octopus over the next five years.

Matt FulbrightService Desk Analyst @ Octopus Labs

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