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Radio & Rigging

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Radio & Rigging is a brilliant part of BT. You'll need to be comfortable working at heights ranging from 15m to 110m! There are high levels of health and safety involved but you'll get plenty of training to help with the techniques and helping to build your confidence.

Point to point radio works when 2 dishes point to each other via a microwave link. For example, a business in a rural area may not have access to fibre so, instead, they will use a radio link to access the network. Radio & rigging engineers set the radio system up, making sure each radio link speaks to each other. They do this by setting the links to certain frequencies so data can be sent and received through the network.

Radio and Rigging Engineers use various lifting techniques to lift the equipment up the tower or mast they are working on, for example setting up a rigs (pulley systems). You'll also be fixing faults on the different pieces of equipment you work on, making sure that BT's network is in service end to end. Inspection work is vital in making sure the faults are prevented or flagged as early as possible, so that is why you'll be regularly checking all of our links are working as they should be.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved or are predicted 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Maths. In addition you will need to have a full driving licence and you must be able to recognise a range of colours.

Equivalent grades are accepted.

Applications closed for 2017

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