Entanet backs young people with launch of new apprenticeship scheme

By Simon Meredith | 14th December 2016

Telford, 14 December 2016 – Leading UK data and voice connectivity wholesaler, Entanet, has announced the launch of its first apprenticeship scheme in conjunction with the Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT). The scheme has resulted in the recruitment of four apprentices across the core business areas of Customer Services and Technical Support.

Tim Roberts, HR Manager at Entanet, said: “We chose TCAT as our apprenticeship partner because of their superior local reputation and their flexibility in tailoring the Customer Services and IT Professional Competence courses to our needs. The four candidates that we’ve hired have settled in extremely well and have demonstrated great skill in learning what each of their roles entails. We’re committed to promoting from within and foresee that each of these individuals will build great careers with Entanet.”

Chief Executive of Entanet, Elsa Chen, commented “The introduction of our apprenticeship scheme perfectly complements our previously established programme of undergraduate placement and demonstrates our commitment to finding and keeping the best young talent in the local area. We’ve been located in Telford for the last 20 years and have no plans to change that as we’re committed to investing in the local economy. As a technology business with a pioneering spirit, we recognise that the best way for us to secure our future with the best is to attract them early in their careers.”

Roberts added: “We’ll be investing in our apprentices, Daniel Saxon (18), Oliver Ginger (18), Jak Mason (18) and Hannah Jinks (17), helping them to achieve both Level 2 and Level 3 in their respective qualifications. Both Customer Services and Technical Support are core teams in our business but there’s significant potential for each of them to progress into different roles once they’ve achieved their qualifications.”

The scheme was established as part of the company’s commitment to investing in the local community and is open to those aged 17 and over wishing to pursue a career in the technology industry. To apply, candidates should submit a CV to careers@enta.net in the first instance.

Picture: (left to right) Oliver Ginger, Technical Support Apprentice, Elsa Chen, CEO, Jak Mason, Technical Support Apprentice, Shannon Thomas, HR Assistant, Tim Robert, HR Manager, Hannah Jinks, Customer Services Apprentice and Daniel Saxon, Customer Services Apprentice.

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About Entanet
Entanet is a leading wholesale voice and data communications provider and operates via a network of wholesale and resale channel partners. It was founded in 1996 and employs over 80 staff at its offices in Telford, Shropshire.

In February 2014, mid-market equity investor Mobeus Equity Partners made an initial £6 million investment to support a £14 million management buyout.

Entanet offers an extensive portfolio of connectivity services, including wholesale and packaged broadband, leased lines, EFM, IP VPNs, hosting and co-location, VoIP and traditional telecoms. The company operates its own fully-resilient nationwide next generation network which enables it and its partners to provide up to 10Gbps capacity to customers right across the UK. In addition, it has further connectivity into Amsterdam and Frankfurt and over 900 peering relationships across Europe.

The quality of Entanet’s services and its commitment to partners has been widely recognised. The company was recently named ‘Wholesale Provider of the Year (Large)’ in the 2015 Comms Business Awards and received the 2015 ISPA award for ‘Best SME Business Broadband’ and CRN Sales and Marketing Award for ‘Best Vendor Account Management Team’. The company has also been listed on a number of occasions in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and other listings of fast-growing, privately-held UK companies.

For more information contact:
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing
Entanet International Ltd
Tel: 0333 101 0000
Email: marketing@enta.net

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