As a teenager, Charles loved technology and would help out family members with their gadget problems, not realising it was a potential career.

On leaving school he initially apprenticed in welding, but the firm closed down. Eventually he applied for the Maintel apprentice scheme, which mixed work with a Cisco college course and an NVQ. He’s happy with his choice.

“It’s really interesting. Before you start doing this, you assume telephones just work. Nowadays I can’t get over the sheer size of the infrastructure that goes into a basic phone call”.

Now, as a qualified Communications Engineer, he takes initial customer calls and resolves as many as he can. Those he can’t, he passes on to more senior technicians.

Sometimes they even talk him through the solution so he can keep learning and progressing towards the next career level.

“I enjoy the technicalities. The deeper you dig, the more you discover”.

Click here to find out more about technician career opportunities at Maintel.

Charles - Career Pathway

  • 2011
    Apprenticeship in Welding
  • 2012
    IT and Cisco Networking
  • 2013
    Apprenticeship at Maintel - Coventry College Cisco NVQ
  • 2015
    Full time Communications Engineer, Maintel

IT operations technicians

IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.


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Communications Engineers / Trainees

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Infrastructure Engineer - Unified Communications

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Infrastructure Engineer - Unified Communications

DWP Digital,


Industrial Valve ware-house and sales person

Everyvalve Ltd,


Services Supervisor

Covertxt Uk Ltd,


Finance Team Administrator

City Technical Services ,


Part Time Administrator - Saturdays

AMG SS Ltd t\a ,


Technical Administrator

Anderson Recruitment Ltd,


Programmes Editor

Ministry of Defence,


Administrator

Osborne Appointments,


Mobile Product Managers

Badoo Limited,


Sales / Tendering Engineer

Blackburn Starling & Co.Ltd,


Marketing Communications Executive

Jonathan Lee Recruitment,


System Integration Analyst-Communication Applications

Jafsman UK Ltd,


Controls Systems Engineer

Greencore,


Server Support Engineer

Morson International ,


RF Test Technician

Carbon60,


Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Travail Employment Group,


Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Travail Employment Group,


044881 Research Associate in Scalable Dynamic and Distributed inference

University of Edinburgh,


Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Travail Employment Group,


Gas Engineer

Saltire Facilities Management Limited ,


Principal Design Engineer

Safran Landing Systems,


CNC Machinist

WCM Europe Ltd,


Service Desk Administrator

Halsall Heating,


RF Systems Engineer

Carbon60,


Project Manager

Mosaic Recruitment Ltd,


Multi-Skilled Engineer

Contract Personnel Ltd,


2nd Line support, 1st line support, technical support, helpdesk, servicedesk

TalentSpa Limited,


Chief mechanical and Maintenance Engineer

Muthu Hotels,


Multi-Skilled Engineer

Contract Personnel Ltd,


Part-time Marketing & Communications Executive

Key Appointments UK Ltd,


Mobile Plant Engineer

Path Recruitment Ltd,


Senior Unity Developer

Product Madness UK,


Engineering Manager

Scantec,


PLANT/MAINTENANCE FITTER (Employed or Self-employed)

Parker Plant Hire Ltd,


Project Manager

Hays Specialist Recruitment,


CNC machine Operators, Trainees - various roles

TribePost Ltd,


CNC machine Operators, Trainees - various roles

TribePost Ltd,


Bailey & Mackey Limited

TribePost Ltd,


Simulation Engineer

AISL,


Design Engineer

AISL,


Operations Management Graduate

Tarmac Trading Limited,


Technical Administrator

Omega Resource Group Ltd,


Mechanical Engineer

Linx Printing Technologies Ltd,


Senior Mechanical Project Engineer

Linx Printing Technologies Ltd,


Customer Service Representative

Osborne Appointments,


Section Engineer

Anglo Technical Recruitment,


Hire Desk Controller

CVWOW,


Shift Manager - Bradford

Works UK Ltd,


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