Alex Burns, the UK’s First Ever Completer of the BCS Level 4 Network Engineering Apprenticeship

Sep 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Alex Burns, of Stack Group – A PCM Company, is the first person in the UK to complete the new BCS Level 4 Apprenticeship in Network Engineering.

Alex joined the 3aaa Liverpool Academy over a year ago, where he completed his IT Level 3 Apprenticeship. He then became one of the first Apprentices to enrol on the Network Engineer Standard.

Whilst on his Network Engineer Apprenticeship, Alex worked on network designs, copper cabling, fibre optics, Wi-Fi, lasers, CCTV and radio bridges - learning the technical skills during his academy days to assist him in his day-to-day activities.

Mark Darnell, Technical Sales and Support Manager of the Stack Interconnect division commented on Alex’s achievement:

“I have seen Alex’s character, confidence and ability grow vastly over the course of his Apprenticeship. His growing abilities have meant that he is becoming an ever increasingly important member of my Network Engineering team. Having personally witnessed the level of work Alex has put into this, I am immensely impressed that he has achieved a distinction. Alex is an example to all that hard work really does pay off. It is also great kudos to Alex and Stack Interconnect – A PCM Company, that he is the very first BCS Network Engineer Apprentice.”

Alex is thrilled with his result and proud that he is the first person in the country to complete and get a Distinction for the Level 4 BCS Network Engineer Apprenticeship. He gives a special thank you to his employer for the dedication, enthusiasm and support he has received during his Apprenticeship, saying:

“Stack Interconnect – A PCM Company - has been a great place for me to learn everything I needed to know to not only succeed in my Apprenticeship, but in building a career for myself. With a fantastic learning environment, I have been able to rapidly learn all the technologies I have needed to succeed and continue to develop.”

Congratulations on your achievement Alex, from everyone at PCM UK.


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