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Network Engineer Apprentice

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 200594 | Contract type: Fixed Term Contract | Business Unit: IT System Engineering (on-site or remote)


Network Engineer Apprentice


Salary: 18,000

Start date: 4th September 2023

Location: Hatfield

Programme length: 24 Months

Contract type: Fixed term

Application process: This will involve an online application and an interview. Please also note there will additional screening require from our training provider.


Our team

During this apprenticeship, you will be part of the Core Platforms team with the Group Information Services (GIS) department. The team is split into two areas, Central Infrastructure and Network Services. 

The role of Central Infrastructure is to design, build and operate the core infrastructure located in our central data centres and wider branch locations. Supporting our internal and external customers, their systems, and applications, though innovation, continuous improvement and best of breed solutions and services.

The role of the Network Services team is to design, build and operate the global Computacenter network infrastructure located in our central data centres, global configuration centres and all branch locations. Providing highly available and secure connectivity solutions for both our internal and external customers to safely consume all our core systems and services though innovation, continuous improvement and best of breed solutions and services.


About the apprenticeship Programme

For the duration for your programme, you will be studying towards a level 4 Network Engineer qualification. Throughout your apprenticeship you will dedicate 80% of your time in work and 20% studying toward your qualification.


What you’ll be doing

Learning and understanding the technologies used within Computacenter, you will also:

  • Learn why and how certain technologies are used
  • Understand how to monitor the performance tools used to manage the Computacenter network
  • Follow the processes in place required to maintain the service provided. For example, change process, incident management and problem management
  • Planning and executing upgrades on technologies internally


What should you bring with you?

As well as a strong interest in IT you should be able to demonstrate the following.

  • Minimum of two GCSE’s graded 4–9 (C-A*) including English language and Maths
  • A level 3 qualification in an IT-related subject
  • Good Communication skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Ideally have some networking exposure e.g Cisco networking courses. However, this is not essential


What we can offer you:

What we can offer you:

Whilst this is an 18-month contract and we cannot guarantee a permanent job at the end, if you work hard and push yourself in work and on the programme then there is every chance of securing a fantastic role at the end of the apprenticeship. 

During your apprenticeship, you will have access to the following:

  • Ability to get involved in a variety of different inclusion programmes including our internal Future Talent Community and Employee Impact Groups for Gender, Ethnic Diversity, Accessibility & Well-being, and LGBTQ+ where you can play a key role in helping to shape things like company policy and procedures, training and development, and social events
  • Assigned to a mentor and a buddy to support you throughout the programme and beyond
  • Flexible employee benefits scheme, corporate discounts from well-known retailers, an employer pension and great work-life balance arrangements
  • The opportunity to work for a company that is leading the way with its sustainability Strategy: ‘Winning Together for our People and our Planet’ and who also helps customers to meet their sustainability objectives through some of our solutions, helping drive change on a global scale.
  • A close-knit apprentice community to support and develop you throughout your programme. This also includes office-based lunches/socials, and a monthly apprentice community call with guest speakers, games, and training sessions.
  • Opportunity to get to know your fellow apprentices across the country.
  • Investment in your personal development by having the opportunity to attend additional training courses, which could include workshops on subjects like presentations or building your confidence.


Please note that for successful applicants, offers will be conditional on passing additional eligibility checks with our training provider.


For more information, please visit and also take a look at our LinkedIn and Instagram to see what you can be part of! #CCFutureTalent

Current information for our applicants

Join us and you will be joining an exciting and inspiring work environment where our can-do culture will empower you to actively shape our digital future. All while you build an amazing career! Our business is technology, but fundamentally we’re people dealing with people. Our interest in our talented people is genuine and extends beyond just their skills and experience. To us, your personality, character, and perspective equally matter, and we know that our people do their best work for our customers when they bring their authentic selves to work. Here, at Computacenter, people really do matter! 

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