What will the apprentice be doing?
Railway engineering design technicians will use and apply engineering principles and techniques, to make decisions, solve problems, often across a range of disciplines such as signalling, rolling stock, track, systems, civil engineering, communications, electrification or electrical plant.
They will also support in the development and production, analysis and planning of railway engineering designs that inform others, either internally or externally, where designs are utilised to construct, maintain or improve rail systems.
Some technicians will also support in the surveying and checking of progress and quality factors of the technical design works on site.
You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients such as Network Rail, HS2, and many others. You'll study at the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI) on mixture of block release and part-time study to work towards a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. We'll help you to combine your learning experience with real responsibilities in the workplace.
For this apprenticeship opportunity we are recruiting into our Rail Track, Rail Civils and Rail Control, Command & Signalling teams.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
As part of your apprenticeship, you'll study towards the Level 4 High Speed Rail Infrastructure Technician qualification.
You'll study at a local partner college on day release and combine this experience with real responsibilities in the workplace.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
When joining us as one of our apprentices, you'll enjoy the opportunity to study for a paid, professionally-recognised qualification in a discipline that will help you further your career.
Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll have access to our online network. You'll also take internal courses. These cover technical aspects of the business, such as software, but also vital 'soft' skills such as report writing and working effectively.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade B/5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 or more (Grade C/4) Essential