Lightning Fibre – the leading local alternative network for Full Fibre broadband in East Sussex – is looking for new staff.

It is undertaking a major recruitment drive to attract Trainee Installation Engineers. Based from its Polegate HQ, you’ll cover the whole of East Sussex.  Full training and support will be given.

What is the role?

Our FTTP installers are not just ordinary installation engineers, they are our secret weapon to connecting homes to a full fibre broadband network.  As this is a customer facing role you will need to have a great attitude and be good with people. Since every home is different, you will need to think outside the box, problem solve and, most of all, the ability to leave our customers feeling great about our service.  

Will l be given a vehicle?

Yes, you will need a full UK driving licence and – upon completion of your training – you will be issued a vehicle for work use (subject to availability).  

How long is the training and what will l learn?

We will teach you the skills you need to complete Full Fibre installations to homes and businesses to the required high standard. You’ll learn fibre blowing, splicing and full fibre installation techniques.  Yo’ll be on an exciting and steep learning curve – you will not just learn the fundamentals of the job but also, we will ensure you have completed the required Health and Safety courses and achieved the required accreditation – and all of this in just one month.  After training you will be shadowing our experienced installers until you are ready to do your first install.

Will l be paid for training and is this a permanent job?

Yes, you will be paid throughout the training period and upon successful completion of your training you will join our permanent in-house installation team.

Anything l should be aware of?

Yes, from time to time our install team do encounter spiders or they may need to climb up poles so this role is not deemed suitable for those suffering from arachnophobia or vertigo.

How do l apply

Please send us your CV and include your expected salary to and if you are successful we will notify you by email by the 21st February 2022. You must be available for a half day on the 1st March 2022 to attend an onsite assessment day.