Giganet creates jobs by opening a training center in Fareham


A FAST growing ISP has opened a training center in Hampshire.

Giganet’s comprehensive fiber optic training center in Fareham will include a recreation of a home broadband installation for staff to train on.

Giganet has grown from 25 to 139 employees in 10 months and plans to have 200 employees by the end of the year, with an apprenticeship program to be launched.

It says internet service providers (ISPs) compete for full fiber installation engineers when there aren’t enough to meet demand.

From July, it will recruit and train its own engineers, who will be able to work on their territory.

Jarlath Finnegan, CEO of Giganet, said, “Creating a space dedicated to training people in our business is invaluable. Our mission is to be the best ISP in the UK, and to do that we have to be absolutely confident that we are providing the best possible service.

“The training center is critical to our learning program and future hiring plans to give our staff a comprehensive understanding of the equipment we install and the gigabit capability it offers – helping every employee, whatever his department or role, to understand the business and customer better.

The Giganet Training Center will provide new and existing staff from all areas of the company with opportunities to learn what their technicians and engineers are doing on-site. The training aims to help customer-facing personnel better understand the customer’s transition to full fiber, the company says.

Staff will see the entire process, from laying cables to repairs, at ground level or overhead.

The company, based at Parkway in Fareham, provides FTTP (Gigabit-cable Fiber to the Premises) broadband across the UK, with its own build of comprehensive fiber networks focusing on underserved areas of Hampshire, Dorset , Wiltshire and West Sussex.

The company’s recent growth has been fueled by a £250m injection last year from investment firm Fern Trading.

The training center also includes rest areas and video conferencing facilities in two training rooms.

Giganet home customers can get speeds of up to 900 megabits per second (Mbps), with business services up to three gigabits per second (Gbps).


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