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Network Engineer – Openreach Northern Ireland

  • Company: BT
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Closing Date: 30-06-2022


Network Engineers perform a vital role in our communities by providing the latest broadband technologies that keep families in touch, ensure businesses continue working and help kids learn and play.

Our Network Engineers come from diverse backgrounds with varied experiences and are all passionate about delivering great customer service.

If you have an ability to connect with people, like fixing problems and want to make a difference, then we want you to apply.

Don’t be put off from applying because you haven’t done something similar before – we have the best training in the business to equip you with the new skills you need.

What does a network engineer’s day look like?

You might start your day in a customer’s home reconnecting them to the world. Then you’re off to fix a network problem at a local business. Next, you could be unscrambling the workings of a street cabinet on a village high street or bringing new smart technology to vulnerable households to help them stay in touch.

Each day will be different. You’ll solve different problems for different customers, in different places, and you’ll get to know your patch really well. There is a true sense of community in what we do, so people who connect easily with others and take care to do the best job possible are our perfect match.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

About the apprenticeship you’ll study for.

As a Network Engineer for Openreach in Northern Ireland, you’ll study for a Level 3 apprenticeship in IT Software, Web & Telecoms. If you complete the course successfully, you’ll receive level 3 information technology (IT)

  • This apprenticeship is an 18-month structured programme designed to develop the skills that you need to excel.
  • You’ll spend a minimum of 20% of your time learning and studying. You’ll need to complete one “study work” day a week.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need to achieve (or be on course to achieve) a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 4-9 (C or above) including standalone qualifications in English Language and Maths. You’ll also need a full driving licence with no more than six points and be able to meet our safety requirements by showing you can recognise a range of colours.


Northern Ireland and Belfast:


Apply now or contact student support if you need assistance with your application, we’re here to help!