Salaries during communications technician apprenticeships will vary, depending on the employer and the age of apprentice. But it will be above the applicable minimum wage (see Apprentice Minimum Wage).
Qualified apprentices usually become communications technicians. At this stage, you can typically expect to get a salary between £20,000-£35,000.
Work your way up to technician leader, and a salary of £40,000-£70,000 is possible.
Unified Communications Engineer main objective to support the creation and maintenance of communications systems. Daily tasks could include installing communications hardware and software to managing routine service requests. You could work independently, in a team, field-based, office-based or remotely.
What can you earn as a Unified Comms Engineer? Depending on the level of skills and experience, Unified Comms Engineer can earn on average between £26,000 - £45,000
Telecoms operators manage incoming calls and transfer them as necessary. They also answer questions, take messages and pass along communication to appropriate individuals. As part of their duties, they also typically organise the telephone directory and may perform some additional administrative tasks.
What can you earn as a Telecoms Operative? Depending on the level of skills and experience, Security Engineers can earn on average between £22,000 - £36,000.
As a Unified Comms Architects you will be involved in the creation of comprehensive communications systems, this means optimising a Unified Communications strategy and roadmap. You will also be expected to play an active part in IT decision making and also provide technical support expertise to key systems and infrastructure.
What can you earn as a Unified Comms Architect? A senior role as a Unified Comms Architect can see you earning on average between £32,000 - £70,000.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include:
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 12 months, with a 3 month window for the End Point Assessment.
For the duration of this training, apprentices will develop a range of IT communications skills in the workplace. An ongoing portfolio of evidence will demonstrate the abilities learned. Support will also be available from an assessor, who will visit apprentices at work every 10 weeks, and check progress every 5 weeks electronically.
Apprentices will receive week-long blocks of full-time training over 12 months. This will take place at the escalla Academy in Crewe.
After completing 12-months of training and development, apprentices will submit their portfolio of work experience – along with a reference from their employer. This begins the end point assessment (EPA) stage. The EPA consists of a week-long project and assessor interview, and will determine the overall grade of the qualification (Pass | Merit | Distinction).
For employers: £15,000 with full and partial government funding available. Levy payments accepted.
For apprentices: Funding is provided by the government and employer, apprentices do not pay to do an apprenticeship.
Funding Band 11 (£15,000).
Apprentices under 19 years of age on the day of signup will receive 100% funding. Companies with less than 50 employees, regardless of the candidate’s age, will receive 90% funding unless the company is an apprenticeship levy payer.
Levy payments are accepted towards this Unified Communications Technician Apprenticeship.
This Level 3 Unified Communications Technician Apprenticeship will provide you with the following technical competencies:
After completing this Unified Communications Technician Apprenticeship, successful apprentices will develop the following technical knowledge and understanding:
Apprentices will also develop the following underpinning skills, attitudes and behaviours: