CNet Training, Trusted Resettlement and Ex-forces Education

25 Years of Delivering Technical Education to the Armed Forces
CNet Training is proud to be The Global Leader of Technical Education for the Digital Infrastructure Industry. This year CNet celebrates 25 years of delivering high quality professional and effective technical education programs to individuals and businesses across the globe. Over the last 25 years, CNet has educated over 70,000 individuals in 45 countries and to 153 different nationalities in 218 program locations and in 19 time zones, including Europe, Asia Pacific, the US, Canada, the Middle East and Africa.

CNet has always supported those who have served and who are currently serving and all those connected with the Armed Forces. Since 1996, CNet has educated thousands of Service Leavers, providing learners with the skills, hands-on experience and qualifications to enter the lucrative network cable and data centre sectors. CNet firmly believes the experience gained in the Armed Forces provides key transferable knowledge, skills and disciplines to work across the network infrastructure and data centre sectors. CNet employs many Ex-forces personnel as well as a number of Reservists. CNet works with the key players across the digital infrastructure industry to discuss the importance of individuals with transferable skills who are perfectly suited for working in a mission critical environment. A lot of industry-leading organisations are now following suit and putting plans in place to recruit and train more Ex-forces personnel as they are also recognising the benefits and values employing Ex-forces personnel can bring to an organisation.

CNet has been awarded Silver in the Defence Employer Recognition Awards that recognises CNet’s ongoing support to the Armed Forces Community in the UK. Following on from signing the Armed Forces Covenant and being awarded Bronze, the Silver award now recognises CNet as an organisation that actively supports the Armed Forces Community and has put positive HR policies in place and shows continued encouragement for our team Reservists.

Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework
CNet is proud to be the originators of The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which forms the benchmark education for the industry across the world. It maps professional education programs to actual career routes and progression throughout the industry, allowing learners to enhance their skills, knowledge, industry recognised qualifications and official certifications as they progress. Many programs are eligible for ELC funding allowing Service Leavers extra help to continue to progress their careers.

Every CNet technical education program has been carefully designed to blend technical knowledge with essential hands-on skills that are needed for the industry. We have an ongoing schedule to regularly review the content of each program to ensure it reflects the very latest changes in technology, in addition to preparing students for possible new and emerging industry trends that are just around the corner. Plus, working alongside major companies in the industry, CNet ensures each program content continues to meet the needs of the industry today and reflects the emerging future trends. We believe that it’s the combination of program design, alongside the quality of expert Instructors, many of whom are Ex-forces themselves, that form the secret of our ongoing success. 

What is the Digital Infrastructure Industry?
The Digital Infrastructure Industry is all about data, how we use it, where we store it and how we connect everything together. With demand constantly increasing for more digital communications and broadband (wifi) connectivity, the industry is booming, and there are so many career opportunities.

Finding the Right Resettlement Program for You
CNet’s resettlement training programs have been adapted to help create clear career opportunities for Service Leavers. Following the completion of the 10-day 

classroom-based Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program, split into 5-day fibre training and 5-day copper training, Service Leavers work with CNet’s experienced and dedicated resettlement team and are placed with an industry-leading cable installation company based in the UK for a 10-day work placement. This provides valuable on-the-job experience. The industry is facing a severe skills shortage, a lot of these organisations are looking for new recruits, so the 10-day placement is comparable to a 2-week interview, getting to know the company, the team and the role. What better way to show your knowledge and skills than being put in front of a team every day for two weeks. We have had some great success with placing Service Leavers directly into full-time roles on completion of their CNCI® training and work placement. Upon successfully completing CNet’s resettlement programs, learners are equipped with the skills and knowledge to start a fantastic and prosperous career within the digital infrastructure industry. 

The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program is the industry preferred certification and is often stated as a must-have within tender documentation for new build and refurbishment projects across the UK. Having this certification and qualification, along with our contacts throughout the sector, can really help to enter the industry. 

CNet has a wide range of other resettlement programs that are available for entry into the data centre and network infrastructure sectors. These include; Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®), Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT®), Certified Outside Plant Technician (COPT®), Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP®), Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®), Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP®), Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®), Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP®), Data Centre Fundamentals and the Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management (MA). 

CNet’s technical team has also matched programs to current military experience and levels to make it easier for Forces Leavers to find the correct education programs to meet their needs.

ELC Funding
CNet’s resettlement programs are available to those who are planning on leaving the Armed Forces and, if eligible, can apply for funding with ELC, which varies depending on years’ service. It’s such a fantastic opportunity for Forces Leavers to gain the very latest technical knowledge and obtain industry-recognised qualifications and professional certifications to kick start their new careers. CNet’s network cable infrastructure technical education programs are the only industry dedicated programs to award both official certifications and internationally recognised qualifications. They provide credentials that are sought and required within job role specifications across the UK and the globe.

At CNet, we understand that selecting where to spend your resettlement grant is a big step. That is why we have a resettlement team who can help every step of the way as you make this important decision. 

Career Opportunities Within the Digital Infrastructure Industry
Everyone relies on the data centre and network infrastructure industry, often without realising. Whether it is to check emails, work remotely, watch Netflix, shop online, use online banking or utilise technology, we all are dependent on these things working seamlessly 24/7. The demand on the industry is increasing rapidly. This means the career opportunities within the Network Infrastructure and Data Centre sectors are really strong. The demand for cable engineers, data centre technicians and project managers is at an all-time high, with not enough people joining the sector to meet increased demands. For those who are able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge with a certification and qualification, the global job opportunities available to them are fantastic.  

Gain Essential Industry and Career Insight
This year CNet has successfully launched a series of Digital Infrastructure Industry Briefings specific for the UK’s Armed Forces Leavers. The half-day briefing events have been created to provide members of the Armed Forces, Service Leavers and Ex-forces with an in-depth introduction to the digital infrastructure industry (network cabling and data centre sectors). The virtual briefings are hosted by CNet’s dedicated resettlement Ex-forces team plus other invited guests, including leading industry organisations, cover the vast array of career opportunities across the industry, typical roles and salaries, plus what it is really like to work in the industry. The briefings also cover the ELC funded education programs that will help individuals to reach their desired goals, an provide an opportunity for the attendees to ask any questions about the industry and career opportunities.  It also introduces the resettlement and Ex-forces team who can help offer guidance and advice regarding next steps.

Feedback from previous Digital Infrastructure Industry Briefing
After having been out of the “trade” for a couple of years, this has been a great insight into opportunities in not only personal development but also to the options for us on leaving the services. Thank you for allowing attendance, it’s given me food for thought moving forward. Thank you!

Thank you very much for your time and effort today, it’s been very productive and given me a great insight into the sector.

CNet’s Next Digital Infrastructure Industry Briefing Event (Virtually) is taking place on Thursday 23rd September 2021, 10 am – 1 pm.

Visit or contact the CNet team to REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE PLACE NOW.

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