​What is a Telecoms Engineer?

A Telecoms Engineer is a key profession within the telecoms sector that is responsible installing, maintaining and repairing telephone systems and testing and repairing telecommunications cables.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Telecoms Engineer?

From employer to employer the job description of a Telecoms Engineer will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • installing internal cabling and wiring for telecoms systems

  • fixing connecting wires from underground and aerial lines

  • installing telephones, switchboards and coin operated phone boxes

  • testing equipment to identify defective components and making the required repairs

  • testing installation and making any adjustments required

  • connecting cables and testing for any defects

  • locating and repairing faults to lines and cabling

  • Erecting and maintaining mobile telecommunications infrastructure

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​Swindon is a large town in the county of Wiltshire and lies along the M4 corridor close to Reading. As of the 2011 census the estimated population was 185,600. Swindon has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

The £400m Great Stall East development

This huge housing scheme will see 1,500 new homes built, with a selection of 2-5 bedroom private and affordable homes. The scheme will also see two new schools.

Kimmerfields

This project will see a six-storey tower block, which will host nearly 1,000 staff and is to be built with the environment in mind, with staff encouraged to take the stairs and extra electric vehicle charging and bike facilities installed. When it has been built, Swindon Borough Council will buy the £38m building and lease it back to Zurich.

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