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Apprentice Rail Systems Engineer

Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA
£19,400.00 annually
Closing date
20 Aug 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Some of the roles and responsibilities will include:

·Supporting the team to deliver safe and affordable design solutions that meet requirements.

·Support from the Civil Design and Environmental Services Consultant (CDES) preparing the Rail Systems scope, drawing on expertise from within HS2 informing and supporting the minimum delivering design work that complies with requirements.

·Identify and assess design risks within the project.

·Ensure technical submissions comply with the accepted format and design requirements.

·Provide technical engineering input, designs, documentation, and responses supporting the hybrid bill through parliament including additional provisions, freedom of information requests, and technical requests.

·Attend public consultation and planning forums, working with local communities identifying priorities.

·Support Senior Area Engineer in liaising with external stakeholders fully capturing their input and balance that with the overall HS2 business and technical requirements.

·Explore opportunities for developing local community benefits and solutions under the direction of the Area Manager.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be working towards a Level 6 Rail Systems Engineering Apprenticeship Degree.

Training will be four days a week on the project and one day a week at college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The expected career progression is:

·Become a qualified Engineer.

·Extend your qualifications by taking on further postgraduate study.

·Join our Chartership Programme to achieve your Chartered status with Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


A Level or equivalent Maths, Physical Science and one other subject (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

This role will be predominantly office based but will be based on the project. There will be a requirement at times to be outdoors on a construction site inspecting and monitoring the engineering works as the project progresses.
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