CNet has announced the launch the first government apprenticeship within the network cable infrastructure sector across England and Wales.
The company says it has
fully planned and prepared the content of the CNCI Apprenticeship which provides
both the apprentice and employer with a full itinerary of activities to follow
and implement. It introduces the concept of an ‘apprenticeship in a box’,
designed to take care of the time-consuming planning often associated with apprenticeships
and on-going professional development.
The CNCI apprenticeship has been put together
as the result of a close collaboration between major companies from the network
cabling sector. It recognises network cable installation as a role and provides
industry approved certification which standardises technical education for
network cable installers.
is available to all across England and Wales, with the apprentice benefitting
from on and off-the-job training and activities such as mentoring, shadowing,
internal training and specialist external education programs.
must pass a practical assessment and professional discussion to successfully
complete the CNCI apprenticeship, which ensures that the learner is fully
competent and ready to work independently within the industry.
completion of the apprenticeship, learners will be able to confidently install,
test and certify copper and fibre optic cable installation across a variety of
environments, working to the correct standards and best practices. Learners
will also be taught how to install with confidence and competency smart building
technology including wireless access devices, CCTV cameras, door access
controls and biometric security systems.
CNet Training’s CEO, says, “The network cable infrastructure sector is beset
with significant skills shortages. The Certified Network Cable Installer Apprenticeship
has been long awaited and is a significant event within the sector. The CNet
team has worked incredibly hard to get this off the ground and approved. It’s a
massive step forward in the sector and I hope by offering this ‘Apprenticeship
in a Box’ concept it will motivate companies looking for new junior recruits to
train as everything is ready for the learners to just get going and start learning
straight away. The Apprenticeship will inspire a generation and encourage them
into the sector by offering a career opportunity following school education. A
benefit of the Apprenticeship is that it will ensure that all learners are
trained, educated and certified properly from day one and therefore gives them
a great starting point to a great career in the sector.”