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CNet Training: your Gold-level training provider

CNet Training: your Gold-level training provider


09 Aug, 2021

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

Recently, CNet was awarded the prestigious Gold Award in the MoD’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The ERS recognises organisations across the UK that have an ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces community. These businesses and charitable organisations sign a written and publicised voluntary pledge of support to the Armed Forces, which is known as an Armed Forces Covenant. 

The Gold Award indicates that CNet has shown as an organisation that it is an exemplar within the digital infrastructure industry, through proactively demonstrating its Forces-friendly credentials as part of its recruiting and selection processes as an employer of Armed Forces leavers, and through its robust resettlement training programmes for Service leavers and ex-Forces personnel.

CNet strongly believes that the experience gained throughout military careers can bring a wide variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace, ones that are especially valuable in working across the network infrastructure and data centre sectors. The global technical education provider employs several ex-Forces members and Reservists as part of its own workforce, and works with the key players across the digital infrastructure industry to highlight the importance of the transferable skills that ex-Forces personnel bring, and why these make them perfectly suited for working in a mission-critical environment. 

A lot of industry-leading organisations are now following suit, putting in place plans to recruit and train more ex-Service personnel, as they too are recognising the benefits and values that employing them can bring to an organisation.

Says Clint Sherratt, technical developer at CNet Training: ‘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 feel proud of the fact that CNet’s efforts have been recognised by gaining the Gold Award. 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.’

CNet’s data centre and network cable infrastructure technical education programmes are the only industry dedicated programmes in the world to award both official certifications and internationally recognised qualifications. They provide the credentials that are sought after and required within job role specifications across the UK and beyond.

This year, CNet is running a series of virtual half-day Digital Infrastructure Industry Briefing events, specifically for UK Armed Forces leavers. These have been created to provide Armed Forces personnel, Service leavers and ex-Forces, with an in-depth introduction to the digital infrastructure industry (network cabling and data centre sectors). The virtual briefing events – which will be hosted by CNet’s dedicated resettlement team and other invited guests, including leading industry organisations – will cover the vast array of career opportunities across the industry, typical roles and salaries, plus what it is really like to work in the industry. 

The briefings will also 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. They will also introduce CNet’s Resettlement and ex-Forces team, who can help offer guidance and advice regarding the next steps. 

When is it?

The next Digital Infrastructure Industry Briefing takes place on Thursday 7 October from 10am to 1pm.

How to register

Click here to sign up or contact the CNet team to register for your free place now. 

Click here to find out how CNet can support you during your transition to civilian life and help you for many years after, and here for information about the Defence Employer Recognition Award Scheme.

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About CNet Training

International award-winning technical education company CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programmes since 1996. Today, it is the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, and is the only industry dedicated education provider in the world to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications. These qualifications start at level 3 and culminate in the world’s only level 7 master’s degree programme in Data Centre Leadership and Management.

A significant part of CNet’s history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to plan technical education, qualifications and certifications to meet ongoing individual and business needs.

CNet delivers classroom-based technical education programmes led by expert instructors, in locations across the world and via remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are in the world. In addition, it also delivers distance learning programmes.

Alongside its impressive client list of multinational organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies, including the Data Centre Alliance, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7x24, BroadGroup, Green Grid and Pearson. CNet is also trusted by many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions to design and deliver their specific training and education programmes.