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Innovative Academy To Create Next Generation of Fibre Splicers

The first cohort of participants in Svella Connect’s innovative new fibre splicing academy will undertake their training over the next few weeks as they upskill to gain a range of nationally recognised qualifications alongside essential vocational skills.

With external training delivered by PQMS and Citrus Training, the first six colleagues will receive accredited training across areas including overhead, underground, FTTP and fibre splicing.

They will also train within the company’s Build business unit, supported by the internal training department, and benefit from hands-on guidance with the Virgin Media team to learn best practice around planning and testing.

Wayne Marshallsea, who is keen to upskill from his current role as a residential field technician, said: “I want to make the most of the opportunities available to me and progress my career as far as possible in the telecoms industry. I’m keen to upskill, develop new competencies and learn more about the technical side of fibre installations so this opportunity to qualify as a fibre splicer was one that I really wanted to go for.”

Emily Sharpes, Svella Connect L&D Business Partner, said: “Investing in people development and providing opportunities for our colleagues to develop skills and progress their careers alongside Svella Connect is a key part of our vision to be the employer of choice in the telecoms industry. Fibre splicing resource is always required across our business and we’re pleased to be able to meet that demand by upskilling current colleagues.”

Once completed, participants will have gained accreditations including PIA Overhead and Underground, NRSWA, IPATH and One Fibre Network FTTP. They will be deployed on Morpheus and Build projects across all of Svella Connect’s regional areas.


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