Performing maintenance on telegraph poles is a daily event. However, the intensive training engineers receive before they even leave the office, can be dry and difficult to absorb for those used to working with their hands. A fully immersive virtual reality training environment provides a more engaging, kinaesthetic method of learning. The Telecoms Prototype provides the ability for engineers to train without a trainer, with full and scalable assessment capability. This innovative approach is a great addition to any training programme and can be used as an engaging recruitment method to entice engineers to join your team at career events!