A career that can take you anywhere

Apprenticeship Scheme

An Apprenticeship with Wildanet is an introduction to the world of work and gives you the chance to learn from experts as you earn, whilst being supported by the Wildanet Training Academy.

  • A pension plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Mentoring and support throughout your programme
  • Accredited qualifications
  • Community activities

When applying for an apprenticeship with us, there are things that you can tell us about to support your application. It’s not just about your grades. For example, we’re working hard to remove the digital divide throughout Cornwall and Devon. Maybe you have a view on why this is important and why you want to support our mission? Perhaps you have experience of working in a team, that could include sports teams, or volunteering, or maybe you’ve managed a project or event?

All of this helps to support your application and helps us to understand you as a person, and the qualities you can being to the team.

At Wildanet, we want to provide high quality training and education

Whether for individuals, business’ or for communities. We are here to deliver memorable learning opportunities, that are accessible to all within the South West. Our Academy provides choices and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We have an extensive network of partners to deliver bespoke leadership and/or tram training events. We are creative, adaptable and responsive. We will work collaboratively to meet your needs. We work on a cost recovery model, so we will never overcharge you for any programmes that we develop for you.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring fast, reliable internet to homes and businesses in communities throughout Cornwall.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to erode all digital inequality, removing the digital divide wherever we may find it, we will work tirelessly to deliver digital connectivity to all.

“I’d like to say anyone thinking of a job in telecoms or a job at Wildanet, go for it. You will not regret it!”

Ellis, Wildanet Apprentice

“Wildanet’s apprenticeship scheme allowed me to focus on my personal development whilst learning on the job”

Maf, Wildanet Apprentice

“Working at Wildanet has been amazing! I am getting support from my manager & coworkers while studying”

Aaron, Wildanet Apprentice

“For me it’s a career at the end of the day, whereas previously I’ve always just had jobs”

Wayne, Wildanet Apprentice

Wildanet’s Technical Academy is a state-of-the-art training facility for the south west. Our purpose-built facility is equipped to deliver training throughout the full life cycle of fibre technology, from building the infrastructure to completing an installation at a customer’s home.

Our Technical Academy provides SMART award accredited training for individuals working on the UK’s National Telecom Access Network. We focus on delivering fibre throughout the south west both under and over ground. We also offer Health and Safety courses, for example using tetra ladder systems and working on buildings of multiple occupancy.

Why the Wildanet Academy?

As a growing business requiring access to specialist skills, Wildanet faced its own challenges accessing the right training at the right location and price for our workforce. It seemed even harder being based in the south west, requiring significant travel and over nights stays away from home for our colleagues - so we decided to build our own Academy.

Fully equipped with a pole field and underground chambers, we can deliver every aspect of training required to build an internet infrastructure and much more! Now it is built, and operational, we want to share this amazing facility with our wider community. Whether that is simply hiring the facilities or developing comprehensive development programmes for your teams we are here to help.

Based in Liskeard, the Academy is close to public parking, the railway station and bus routes. The building is fully accessible to all, and surrounded by beautiful green space to lunch or relax in.

Our Academy is delivered in partnership with specialist training providers, and we hope to be able to extend the use of the facilities to community partners who are striving to increase digital skills within the South West.

What our Academy can offer you:

  • Apprenticeship programmes throughout the business for new and existing employees.
  • Engagement with local employment support agencies to attract talent throughout the South West.
  • Work experience opportunities.
  • Graduate programmes - early entry into professional roles.
  • Supported work programmes for the long-term unemployed.
  • Champion the Women in STEM programme.
  • Educational funding for existing colleagues.
  • Ongoing support through our firm-wide training programme.
  • Technical training for our engineers and build partners.
  • Comprehensive onboarding programme.
  • Individual personal development plans.
  • Bespoke leadership programmes to develop the leaders of the future.

Professional Development

We have also developed partnerships with leading training partners throughout the south west, enabling us to support your team’s growth through innovative leadership programmes and team building sessions through to delivering mandatory health and safety training.

We have an extensive training provider network with the capacity to deliver a variety of development opportunities, from leadership through to Health and Safety requirements for business. You can also rent our facilities to deliver your own programmes if it is just the space that you need.

Partnering with Truro & Penwith College

Our innovative new partnership with the nationally acclaimed Truro and Penwith College has seen the introduction of the South West’s first Telecoms Field Operative Apprenticeship programme, enabling us to provide entry-level careers in Cornwall’s fast-growing tech sector.

It has also enabled Truro and Penwith College to adopt the brand-new programme into the curriculum while adding bespoke elements and teaching models to directly support Wildanet’s mission and well-paid, quality career opportunities.

Wildanet backs initiative to encourage more women into tech jobs in Cornwall

Wildanet is playing a key role in a new initiative aimed at helping women gain the knowledge and skills they need to take a first step towards a career in Cornwall’s thriving tech sector.

As one of Cornwall’s leading tech businesses and a vocal advocate for digital inclusion, Wildanet was proud to offer its support to the Digital UPLIFT programme and recently held an in-person event and online seminar from its Liskeard-based headquarters and Training Academy, focusing on the topic of network engineering.

How to apply

For more details and to apply, please complete the enquiry form below or email us at apprenticeships@wildanet.com