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Fibre Engineer

An excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our expanding business at SWS Broadband.

Fibre Engineer - Circa £37,000 + vehicle

• 25 days holiday per year + statutory Bank Holidays rising by 1 day per year of service, to a maximum of 30 days per year (January – December + 1 day for your birthday when it lands on a working day
• Pension: Contribution – 5% employee & 3% employer
• Company sickness scheme
• Hybrid working where stated (job dependent)
• Free parking

An excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our expanding business at SWS Broadband, where we take pride on being able to combine both professionalism and having a genuinely friendly family working culture, and the use of leading-edge technology is crucial to our working practices. SWS are continuously evolving to support and invest in our people to build a high performing culture that delivers our objectives, our values and our vision.

• Previous experience within FTTP
• BT Openreach PIA accreditations SA002/SA001 (Safety UG and OH); S8 (PIA Cable Installation Overhead); S7 (PIA Sub Duct and Cable Installation UG); K8 (UG Test Rod & rope); PIA Safe Working In Civils SA006; PIA SA010 Work In Medium Risk Confined Spaces; Core Drilling - CD1
• Demonstrable knowledge of the Openreach PIA network quality standards
• NRSWA operative ticket (street works)
• NOPS Smart Awards card
• Full clean driving license, preferably including towing
• Dumper ticket and experience
• First aid qualification
• Site health and safety qualification and experience
• MEWP licence would be desirable
• Strong teamwork ethic
• An innovative thinker with the ability to be resourceful and with good problem solving skills

• Working as part of a team ensuring that all requirements are transported to site on schedule
• Completing risk assessments prior to any works commencing on site
• Adhering to instructions to carry out work and following method statements provided and maintaining vigilance to identify activity to enable the site to be operating smoothly and efficiently
• Ensuring that work is carried out with minimum disruption to the public
• Using a tablet to read and record site data; e.g., photograph as built and upload to tablets
• Ensuring health and safety is always paramount and PPE is appropriate for each task
• Complying with Health and Safety regulations, including appropriate use of SLG, PPE and other tools and equipment, as well as maintaining a safe works site at all times.
• Reporting all strikes, accidents, incidents to management
• Completing risk assessments prior to any works commencing on site
• Civils Avoidance
• Ensure equipment used is fit for purpose
• Conduct daily plant check using relevant documentation
• Using utility detection equipment
• Using gas detections equipment
• Setting up work site in line with NRSWA

Since 2005 SWS Broadband’s mission has been to provide high-speed broadband services to rural communities which are comparable to the services found in cities. Using leading-edge technologies to future-proof homes and businesses, we are currently rolling out new fibre broadband, which allows customers to choose a selection of packages with speeds from 30Mbps to 900Mbps.

SWS Broadband recently received a significant injection of capital from Tiger Infrastructure Partners and is now part of Global Connectivity plc. As a result, we are now able to expand our business operations, and build upon our successful, professional team, with the aim of utilising the excellence and experience of potential new recruits.

Drawn from the local communities we serve, our committed and talented current workforce enjoy what they do, understand SWS Broadband’s vision and in so doing, have helped us to reach this exciting stage in our development.
The opportunities at SWS Broadband will increase as the business grows, offering new employees the room to learn, progress and time to succeed.

Your career at SWS Broadband could take you anywhere, from installing fibre broadband points in some of the most picturesque areas of the UK, to providing support to our valued customer base, or designing and delivering creative marketing campaigns.


LocationShrewsbury – Role will be site-based as per geographical requirement

Salary£37,000 p/a

RoleFibre Engineer


HoursFull Time
40 hour working week


How to applyPlease Contact: Steph David - Recruitment Manager

Tel01743 623874