Network Engineer Traineeship

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

  • Price: £945 or 8 x £137 monthly
  • Study time: 3-6 months
  • Salary: £18k – £33k

Start Your IT
Career Today

Our online Network Engineer Traineeship is a convenient and cost-effective way to start a new career in IT and to fast-track into the networking field in only 2 years. It’s broken down into 4 simple steps, which consist of online courses, practical live labs, official Cisco CCNA, and CCNP exams.

The initial 3 steps of the training to gain your first IT role can be completed online in as little as 12 weeks of full-time study. Step 4 of the training is then completed whilst you are working and focused on specializing in networking.

Starting salaries for the initial entry-level IT role are £18k – £25k and networking £33k+.

Our expert recruitment team works solely with our own graduates on a one-to-one basis to secure your dream role. With partnerships across the whole of the UK and a pro-active approach to securing interviews, we go above and beyond to ensure you are swiftly placed.

If you do not receive a job offer within 12 weeks of successful completion of your studies we will refund 100% of your course fees back to you.

Our unrivalled job/money-back guarantee gives you full confidence that the Network Engineer Traineeship is the way to go in kick-starting your new IT career.

Success stories

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of our success stories from the 100’s of students who are now happily working in their new career.

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Traineeship overview

The training program is split into 4 easy steps:

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
Networking Bundle + 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 £18K-25K.

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 CCNP exam like in step 1-3.

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.

Step 1
Online Training

You will begin your journey by studying fully accredited courses from reputable industry leaders – Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco. You will be given access to your own study portal which includes video tutorials, presentations, and quizzes, specifically designed to ready you for the practical application of the theory that you will learn. 

Once you have worked your way through the course material, you will take a short online exam consisting of multiple-choice questions in order to ensure that you have a firm grasp of the course material.

Step 1
Online Training

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
CompTIA A+ Exams

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

CompTIA are international leaders in IT certifications and having the CompTIA A+ will not only qualify you as an IT Technician in the UK but across the globe.

90 Minutes per exam, maximum of 90 questions per exam.

Step 4
Networking Bundle + 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 £18K-25K.

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 like in step 1-3.

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.

Course outline

Below you can find the description of each course that you will be studying in step 1 & 4 of the Traineeship. The combination of CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco & ITIL courses is what gives our students the well-rounded knowledge needed to become job-ready.

CompTIA A+ 220-1001

When choosing your IT courses, the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 training course is the ideal foundational qualification to begin a career working with cutting edge information technologies. It covers laptops, desktops, tablets and mobiles as well as providing you with the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Windows, Apple, Android and more.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the first step towards a professional IT support career. This training course includes the globally recognised CompTIA A+ 220-1001 training course, which is the first part of the CompTIA A+. This will cover all the knowledge required to provide computer maintenance support.

Step 1
  • Mobile Devices
  • Networking
  • Hardware
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
CompTIA A+ 220-1002

The CompTIA A+ certification exam with exam code 220-1002 is a part of CompTIA’s new A+ core series (Core 1 and Core 2). This core series was released on January 15th, 2019 and is designed specifically for IT technicians who are interested in IT operational roles and technical support such as troubleshooting and solving IT problems.

The CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1002 covers the installation and configuration of operating systems, expanded security, operational procedures and software troubleshooting.

Step 1
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Software Troubleshooting
  • Operational Procedures
CompTIA Network+ N10-007

Networking has become an integral part of any business as companies of all sizes need to share files and keep communication and collaboration as effective and efficient as possible. All the data on the network also needs to be kept safe to ensure that it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

The CompTIA Network+ course aims to ready students to do just that. IT professionals that have gained the CompTIA Network+ certification have the ability to not only design networks, but also configure, manage and troubleshoot them and the software and hardware that goes along with networking. They will also monitor the organisation’s networks to ensure that they are secure, whether they are cabled or wireless, and have the necessary knowledge to troubleshoot networks, should a problem arise.

Step 1
  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Implement physical security
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks
CompTIA Security+ SY0-601

The CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

Step 1
  • Threats, Attacks & Vulnerabilities
  • Technologies and Tools
  • Architecture and Design
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography and PKI
Microsoft Windows 10 – 70-697

The Windows 10 course is offered by Microsoft, the leading IT corporation in the world today. This course will teach students how to install, support and maintain the Windows 10 operating system which is currently becoming the most popular and widely-used operating system on the market. It will also teach you to identify and resolve issues concerning the security, application and networks on devices that are running Windows 10.

This course is intended for novice and experienced Network Administrators, Desktop Support Technicians or other IT professionals who have a need to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows 10.

Step 1
  • Installing Windows 10
  • Configuring Devices
  • Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Managing Storage, Data and Printers
  • Managing Apps
  • Managing Device SecurityMaintaining Windows 10
  • Troubleshooting and Recovery
  • Deploying Windows 10 Enterprise Desktops
  • Managing User Profiles and User State Virtualization
  • Managing Desktop and Application Settings Using Group Policy
  • Configuring and Managing Client Hyper-V
Cisco CCNA 200-301

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

The Cisco CCNA course is the associate level in Cisco’s certification path and their first step in preparing for a career in IT technologies. The CCNA course validates your skills and knowledge in network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.

CCNA gives you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction.

 

Step 1
  • Routing protocols, including OSPFv2 for IPv4 and OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • VLANs, STP, and EtherChannel (static, PAGP, and LACP)
  • WAN technologies
  • Quality of service (QoS), including marketing, shaping, and prioritization of voice, video, and data
  • Device monitoring protocols, including SNMPv2 and SNMPv3
  • Device management using AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting) with TACACS+ and RADIUS
ITIL Foundation

This ITIL Foundation course covers the IT Infrastructure Library best practices. ITIL is globally accepted as the most widely used best practices for IT service management. This course gives students the necessary knowledge to work in roles such as 1st line Support within IT Service management companies. Companies that use ITIL best practices range from the Fortune 500 market, Government, DOD, small business and is also used internationally. This course covers the 5 main concepts within ITIL: Service Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation and Continual Service Improvement.

This course will interest those that wish to gain a better understanding of the correlation between an organisation’s business needs and how IT services can help to meet those requirements. Gaining the ITIL Foundation certification will place you firmly on track towards a career in IT services.

Step 1
  • The ITIL Qualification Scheme
  • Introduction to Service Management
  • ITIL and the Service Lifecycle
  • Service Strategy
  • Service Design
  • Service Transition
  • Service Operation
  • Continual Service Improvement
  • Service Management Technology
  • How it all Fits Together
Microsoft MCSA 2016

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification is designed to prove mastery of the skills required to administer Windows Server 2016, including installation and implementation of storage solutions, Hyper-V, and Windows containers; networking with DNS, DHCP, IP address management, and advanced infrastructure; and administration of Active Directory Domain Services, group policy, Nano Server, and more.

Step 4
  • Exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • Exam 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • Exam 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
CompTIA Cloud+

The CompTIA Cloud+ is a vendor-neutral certification that provides training in all areas necessary for IT professionals to effectively and successfully deploy or migrate their organization to the cloud, utilizing the most efficient service and deployment models, while also managing cost, compliance, and security-relevant to the organization. It also provides a solid foundation for students who want to continue their education with vendor-specific certifications.

 

Step 4
  • Preparing to Deploy Cloud Solutions
  • Deploying a Pilot Project
  • Testing Pilot Project Deployments
  • Designing a Secure and Compliant Cloud Infrastructure
  • Designing and Implementing a Secure Cloud Environment
  • Planning Identity and Access Management for Cloud Deployments
  • Determing CPU and Memory Sizing for Cloud Deployments
  • Determing Storage Requirements for Cloud Deployments
  • + More
Cisco CCNP

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 course, Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies, helps candidates to prepare for this exam. The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam.

 

Step 4
  • Architecture
  • Virtualization
  • Infrastructure
  • Network assurance
  • Security
  • Automation

Meet your tutors

You are not alone. We give you the support needed to complete your studies with tutors on hand to contact any time you feel stuck.

Leigh
Leigh

I have been studying and working in the IT industry since I was 18. I have worked for a number of different IT companies all around the world, so have gained a massive amount of experience working in different environments.
I always keep myself up to date on the latest technology as well as updating my certifications so that I can provide expert tutor support on the latest curriculum.
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Pierre

I have been studying and working in the IT industry since I was 18. I have worked for a number of different IT companies all around the world, so have gained a massive amount of experience working in different environments.

My passion for IT extends to anything electronic, I am always the go to man for friends and family with anything IT related be it PC’s, Laptops, Tablets or phones!

Recruitment

Our specialist recruitment team will work with you on a one-to-one basis to place you into your new IT role.

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12 week
recruitment period

On completion of your studies, you will be assigned your own personal recruitment consultant. Firstly your CV will be completely reformatted, updated, and tailored to the IT industry.

Your consultant will then actively seek opening positions with our wide network of partner companies and new companies hiring in your area. You will be provided with comprehensive interview prep and techniques ensuring you’re fully confident in the hiring process.

On average our students are hired within only 4 weeks.

Money Job Guarantee (2)
Money / Job
Guarantee

We’ve got you covered. As per our job guarantee, we will place you into an IT position within 12 weeks of completing your Traineeship. The job offer must also be within 20 miles of your home location with a salary between 18 to 25k.

In the unlikely event that we are unable to do so, we will refund all of your course fees back to you with 10 working days. No quibbles, and no fuss.

Example Jobs

IT Technician
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.
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 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.
Engineer
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
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

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

Companies

Our graduates now work with

Why choose us?

We are the most cost-effective and comprehensive all-in-one solution in the UK for you to not only train for a new career in IT but actually start one.

What will set you apart

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
  • £18K-£25K Job Guarantee 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 Cyber Security

Why choose Networking?

  • Rapid Career Development
  • Average starting salary of £33K
  • 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 £50K-70K
Salary

What salary you can expect?

  • IT Technician – £23,000
  • Junior Network Engineer – £33,000
  • Senior Network Engineer – £44,000
  • Network Administrator– £51,000
  • Network Solutions Architect – £75,000
  • Independent Networking Contractor – £90,000+

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