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Apprentice Rail Mechanical Engineer

401 Faraday Street, Birchwood Park, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 6GA
£19,305.00 annually
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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

The apprentice will work under the supervision of several engineers on the delivery of Overhead Line Electrical (OLE) engineering projects. They will contribute to the delivery of preliminary and detailed designs for prestigious rail infrastructure projects.

Typical tasks and activities include:
  • Contributing to designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings and final working drawings under the close supervision of an engineer
  • Drafting technical reports discussing assessment or management of client projects
  • Undertake a supporting role to Project Managers, assisting with document management including drawing registers, hard copy and electronic drawing filing and document issuing (including online collaboration sites)
  • Participating in the resolution of technical issues
  • Becoming familiar with, and compliant with, relevant H & S regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team
  • Building relationships with Clients on projects
  • Undertake on the job training on a range of industry leading tools and procedures, and, along with the learning from their part-time degree course, apply these skills to ongoing project activities

The training you will be getting

Rail and rail systems senior engineer (integrated degree), Level 6 Degree

The apprentice will work towards a BSc Rail and Rail Systems Engineer (Mechanical and Electrical Pathway) degree through our agreed training provider Sheffield Hallum University. This will be delivered on a block release basis.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The Apprentice will continue in the company and on their route to chartership.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 or C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B or above) Desired

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