Network Engineer – The Romero Catholic Academy

Network Engineer – The Romero Catholic Academy

We are committed to providing outstanding Catholic education to our 3,500 pupils and students, here in North East Coventry, as well as providing an environment and culture within which both pupils, students and staff can flourish as members of a faith community.

Our vision is to become “A Beacon of Excellence for Catholic Education.”

This is only possible through the commitment and engagement of our pupils, staff, parents and parishes.

Being part of the family of eight schools within a multi academy company brings about many benefits. As well as offering a seamless journey of learning from 2- 19 years for all our children and students, we have strong relationships across the schools to harness and share the very best practise in education across the partnership. This is developed further with access to two Teaching Schools to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. This enables us to have a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system.

Through our centralised MAC operations, we are able to provide support, infrastructure and help to deliver the economies of scale and efficiencies that being an Academy can yield. A skilled team provide much valued support to our schools to enable our school leaders to focus on their core purpose of teaching and learning.

We are immensely proud of what our pupils, students and staff do in all of our schools and are committed to working with them all both individually and collaboratively to continue improving to strive for the excellence they all deserve.

An internal technical role offering a range of technical support and network maintenance services across the organisation

To assist existing technical teams with on-site support / installations and offer remote training services.

Based initially at St Patricks Catholic Primary School and St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School. Although the postholder will need to have the means and flexibility to work at all Romero schools

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Server+

An internal technical role offering a range of technical and networking support services across the organisation.

To assist existing technical teams with on-site support / installations and offer remote technical services.

  • Provide client technical support
  • Run diagnostic network testing and implement systems to optimise network performance
  • Ensure all network infrastructure meets accepted standards
  • Provide installation, configuration, system upgrade & set-up services
  • Provide remote support to end users
  • Report on network maintenance activities
  • Optimise use of network related software
  • Support the organisation in any infrastructure development work being undertaken
  • Support administration

Training to be provided:

As a Primary Goal apprentice, you will have access to:

  • Comprehensive digital pre-apprenticeship induction programme (including health and safety, safeguarding, PREVENT, technical and curriculum specifics)
  • Level 4 Network Engineer apprenticeship standard
  • e-learning training materials
  • Specialist vendor and technical certificates- e.g. CompTIA
  • Access to practice labs to develop technical competency
  • Monthly assessor visits and competency checks
  • Support desk (technical and pastoral)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Key Skills development
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities module

Desired Skills:

  • Must have IT specific qualification at either A-level or Level 3 Apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications
  • Relevant experience in an IT and/or networking related role
  • Experience in a technical support environment
  • Full clean driving license and use of own vehicle

Technical knowledge of:

  • WAN and LAN networking technologies
  • Fault finding and technical troubleshooting
  • Networking infrastructure- switching, routing and firewall

Desired Personal Qualities:

The individual must be self-motivated and prepared to working in a busy environment with the ability to work unsupervised. They will also be a strong fit within our company and have the ability to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally. To this end, s/he will need at all times to be:

  • Highly motivated, results-oriented and have a clear focus on business growth
  • Tenacious and proactive; articulate and numerate
  • Ability to work as part of a team & under own initiative
  • Capable of dealing at all levels (internally & externally)
  • Strong commercial / negotiating skills
  • Positive in outlook with a willingness to support and aid colleagues and customers
  • Passionate in offering the best quality of service possible to our customers
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses his or her own performance
  • Credible with a professional demeanour, comfortable in dealing with people at all levels
  • A team player with strong and empathetic communication skills; having the ability to see things from all people’s points of view
  • Well-presented, business-like and keen to gain new experiences, responsibilities and accountabilities as the company continues its growth
  • Tenacious and proactive, articulate and numerate and able to work both as part of a team and under his or her own initiative.

Desired Qualifications:

Must have IT specific qualification at either A-level or Level 3 Apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications

Future Prospects:

This role brings an exciting opportunity to be part of a company entering a phase of rapid growth. The role will be working as part of a highly motivated team with vast amounts of experience covering all aspects of converged voice and data networks. This presents opportunities to progress within the organisation and further professionally develop.

Things to consider:

The Romero Catholic Academy is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring that all partners, staff, job applicants, customers and suppliers are treated fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background including gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic origin, religion/belief or disability).

Working Week:

Specific hours each day to be determined prior to appointment

08:30am – 4:00pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Paid hours per week:

35 hours per week

Weekly Wage or Hourly Rate:

National Minimum Wage (

Expected Duration:

24 months

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

For further details and how to apply please visit our Apprentice Providers website here