Apprentice Spectrum Engineering Officer
Salary Details: Competitive
Contract Duration: 2 years
Closing Date: 16/04/2021
Ofcom exists to make communications work for everyone. We regulate the TV, radio and video-on-demand sectors, fixed and mobile telecoms, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. We are also helping to inform the ongoing debate about the future of online regulation.
We use wireless telegraphy every day to communicate over the airwaves, including voice messages, data, remote control, navigation (GPS) or using radar to find the location of objects.
It is the role of Spectrum Assurance to investigate cases of harmful interference and unlicensed radio use and providing advice and assistance to citizens and consumers.
Our culture is shaped by five corporate values: excellence, agility, collaboration, respect and empowerment.
Purpose of the Role
Our new SEO apprenticeship programme offers you a unique opportunity to work in Ofcom, while studying for an Apprenticeship qualification, without paying any fees. At the end of the programme, you will have an apprenticeship qualification as well as three years’ experience working for Ofcom - a great start to your engineering career.
You will combine training with an external provider, on-the-job learning and internal training to enable you to carry out the duties of a Spectrum Engineering Officer after a 2-year period.
Based in our Birmingham or Cardiff office. Permanent roles following the 2 year period could be UK wide (including Northern Ireland).
Requirements of the Role
Skills, knowledge and experience
Must meet entry requirements for HNC. 2 level 3 including maths or physics or BTEC National Certificate level 3 in associated subject.
Diversity and Inclusion
Ofcom is a forward-thinking, inclusive employer and recognises the value of diversity to truly "make communications work for everyone". We welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants whatever their background, especially women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background candidates as they are currently under-represented in our workforce. As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.
We have an agile working model allowing us to have a location-neutral approach to filling our roles. We also support flexible ways of working, wherever possible. Our colleagues are free to move around all our offices, enabling them to work alongside and collaborate with other teams and groups. These initiatives help Ofcom colleagues to work flexibly in way that supports them.