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data cabling engineer

What does a Data Cabling Engineer do? 

A Data Cabling Engineer is required to design complex cable plans for telecommunication systems, lay, install and test fiber cables and networks, patch panels and solve technical engineering issues relating to cable systems. 

Data cabling positions can range from a focus on research, developing new data cabling equipment for telecoms and data systems, to working out in the field, integrating computer and internet networks with comms equipment.  

What skills does Data Cabling Engineer have? 

Data Cabling Engineers are ideally required to have PASMA, IPAF and CSCS Card, a foundation degree, BETC HNC/HND in engineering or a similar course. It's also beneficial for a Data Cabling Engineer to have an understanding of fiber optic technology, competent math skills, high attention to detail and the ability to stay calm under pressure.  

What can a Data Cabling Engineer earn? 

Data Cabling Engineers can earn between £20,000 - £40,000 depending on experience. 


Other Data Cabling Engineer roles include Structured Cabling Technician, Audio Visual Engineer, Fibre Optic Engineer, Data Centre Technician, Commissioning Cable Engineer.

 

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birmingham

Birmingham is a major city in the West Midlands that holds much rich industrial history, with multiple landmarks from the 18th Century Industrial Revolution that show its past as a manufacturing powerhouse.

Due to its central location in England, Birmingham is a major transport hub, with Birmingham Airport and Birmingham New Street, the busiest railway station in the UK outside of London. Birmingham also boasts having more miles of canal than in Venice, with its impressive canal system that remains from the industrial revolution.

In the present day, it is considered a metropolitan city, and the second-most populous city in the UK.
As the UK’s second-largest city, Birmingham boasts having more software developers, programmers and software architects than any other region. Over recent years, digital technology businesses have transformed the employment landscape in Birmingham, driving productivity and re-imagining traditional industries and there’s no sign of it slowing down

In 2019 Birmingham city has been chosen to be a testbed area for the 5G telecom networks, with the first-ever 5G rail station launched at New Street and it is also set to host the 2020 Commonwealth Games.