After her A levels Alison went on to university, she was the first in her family to go. After a few months she made the bold decision to leave university. She then started an apprenticeship at BT Openreach.
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DescriptionTelecommunications engineers install, maintain and repair public and private telephone systems and maintain, test and repair telecommunications cables.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Apprenticeships and traineeships combining work experience and practical training are available at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3.
- Installs internal cabling and wiring for telephone systems and fits and wires junction and distribution boxes;
- Fixes connecting wires from underground and aerial lines to premises and connects cable terminals to inside wiring;
- Installs telephones, switchboards and coin operated phone boxes;
- Uses testing equipment to locate defective components of circuitry and makes any necessary repairs;
- Tests installation and makes any further necessary adjustments;
- Assists with the erection of wooden poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines;
- Connects cables and tests for any defects;
- Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment;
- Erects and maintains mobile telecommunications infrastructure.
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