CNet Training

Over the last 25 years, CNet Training has educated thousands of service leavers, providing them with the necessary skills, hands-on experience and much sought-after certifications and qualifications needed to enter the digital infrastructure industry (comprising and network cable infrastructure and data centre sectors). 

CNet firmly believe that the experience gained throughout the military brings a wide variety of sought-after transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace, ones that are especially valuable in working within the copper and fibre optic cabling environment and throughout the data centre sector. CNet employs several ex-Forces members and Reservists as part of their own workforce, and they work with the key players across the digital infrastructure industry ensuring Service Leavers have the right contacts when they are transitioning to civilian life. 

For those Service Leavers with an interest in finding out more about the opportunities there are throughout the network infrastructure (copper and fibre optic cable installation) and data centre environments, CNet’s next virtual half-day Digital Infrastructure Industry Briefing event on May 12th should be added to your diary. The event has been created to provide Armed Forces personnel, Service leavers and ex-Forces, with an in-depth introduction to the digital infrastructure industry. It will provide information on CNet’s main resettlement education program, perfect as an entry to the industry and will explain the pathway to pursuing a career from a resettlement perspective, demonstrate the various career opportunities and salaries that are available and provide information on Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) funded education programs, that can assist those interested to achieve their career goals.

The CNCI® program teaches everything Service Leavers need to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and competency in copper and fibre optic network cable installation. Following this program there is a real opportunity to gain employment as there is an additional 10-day work placement with a cable installation company which many see as a 10-day job interview. 

Following the CNCI® program, or for those with existing cable installation skills, there is an entire program portfolio specially designed for ex-forces career progression, using ELC funding. Each program is designed to reflect the knowledge and skills requirements of actual career progression routes within the industry. In addition, the content of each program has been designed with leading companies throughout the industry itself, thus ensuring the knowledge gained is sought after by those operating within the industry. 

The briefings go on to cover the ELC-funded education programmes that will help individuals to reach their desired goals and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask any questions about the industry and career opportunities. 

CNet’s resettlement team, alongside guests from leading industry organisations, will talk through the wide variety of career paths that are available, the typical roles and the salaries that are attached to them and what a ‘day in the life’ might look like for some of the key roles. They will also talk about what it is really like to work within industry leading data centres and network infrastructure organisations and what to expect in transitioning to the industry from the Armed Forces.

With many of the CNet Team having served with the Armed Forces, there should certainly be no shortage of assistance and advice. Clint Sherratt, technical developer at CNet Training, said “I have been working for CNet Training for the past two years, having served with the R Signals for 24 years. Being ex-Forces, it is fantastic to be able to work for a company that is so supportive of the Armed Forces. Not only with the support to its own staff and active Reservists, but also in providing robust resettlement training programmes and career support for Service leavers and ex-Forces. I find being able to share with others my knowledge, experience and personal journey in transitioning from the Armed Forces to a career in the digital infrastructure industry is very satisfying, and I am thankful CNet gives me the opportunity to do so.”

With the network cable installation sector suffering from a skills shortage, individuals who can evidence their cable installation skills are highly desirable, at a time when industry-leading organisations are putting plans in place to recruit and train more ex-forces personnel after recognising the benefits and values they can bring to an organisation.

For those looking to make the May 12th Digital Infrastructure Industry Briefing, 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 Training is an international and award-winning provider of network infrastructure and data centre education programs, delivering them in locations across the world and via live Instructor-led remote attendance classes. They also design and deliver vendor-specific programs for many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions.

Such is CNet’s commitment to the armed forces community, last year the global leaders in technical education were awarded Gold Covenant by the Ministry of Defence in this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

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