CALOMI is a very interesting and demanding role. There's a lot more to it than just provides with customers.
At first you'll be doing simple jobs like provides and SI, which is jumping pairs in the cabs through the Dslam, which is fibre.
Every job will be different and challenging. It requires a bit more thinking and skill. You'll be fault finding and fixing them.
UG training is something that can happen in this role, eventually. Once UG trained you'll be able to walk the node, find and fix the reason why your customer isn't connected. You'll also do joint remakes like FVR do once UG trained.
On the service delivery side (D side), it's the CALOMI who call the shots. As an FVR engineer, we work around the CALOMI helping them. CALOMI are the main ones and are prioritised tbh. They dictate what needs to happen to keep the customer happy.
There's plenty of overtime in this role also. Especially years down the line and you're skilled to the max with UG and broadband
infrastructure delivery (ID) from what I know is a very tedious and boring role, but I have no experience in this role so take my opinion with a pinch. Same as cablers who work in gangs pulling cables through mechanically everyday. FVR is boring also, no thinking involved tbh. No real problems or challenges CALOMi who run into a problem with a customers pair. Trying to locate where it's dis to then get a battery fault and once fixing that they get a HR fault and so on lol
The ID guys who started when I started only had a few weeks training at Yarnfield and were straight out on the tools, unlike us who had weeks and weeks of training
Edited by Dippa (Tue 20-Feb-18 07:47:12)