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Rail Systems Engineering Degree Level Apprenticeship

10 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2NU
£20,700.00 annually
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What you will do in your working day

Key duties will include:
  • The development of work proposals that properly describe the rail engineering requirements, scope and operational performance targets
  • Robust challenges to/from colleagues, making use of their specific rail expertise, in order to monitor and manage the business and technical remit and thereby optimise results.
  • Manage all rail engineering and development activities so that they are affordable and safe.
  • The quality, accuracy and timely delivery of work in a railway/safety critical context; proactively identifying solutions to problems and areas for improvement
  • Applying their expertise in a regulated sector to assess and manage risk to avoid railway asset, equipment, process and systems failures.
  • They may work in a technical office, remotely or railway operational/engineering worksites

The training you will be getting
  • Rail and rail systems senior engineer (integrated degree), Level 6 Degree
  • You will attend university one day a week
  • You will have the full support of your wider team, as well as a line manager, mentor and buddy, and a dedicated learning & development team
  • Functional skills English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship Standard is at Level 6.

This Apprenticeship Standard aligns with the current edition of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) at Incorporated Engineering (IEng) level. The experience gained and responsibility held by the apprentice on completion of the apprenticeship will either wholly or partially satisfy the requirements for IEng.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C) Essential

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