Apprentice Signalling Designer

Milford House, Milford Street, Swindon, SN1 1DW
Competitive salary
17 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Key to maintaining our status and developing for the future is developing our people and providing them with industry best practice training. To do this Atkins is looking to recruit apprentices for our Swindon and York offices. As a Signalling Design apprentice you will work in our Swindon/York office but be sent for fifteen 2 week block releases over 2 ½ years to the High Speed Railway College in Birmingham where you will join with other signalling design apprentices to study for a level 4 qualification. When not studying at college you will work within your local signalling design office assisting the signalling design teams in those locations.

To support the Signalling Design team in day to day duties throughout the project lifecycle from inception to completion including:
  • Use CAD to produce or alter existing drawings
  • Recording of incoming/outgoing correspondence and design documentation
  • Maintenance of computerised databases
  • Use of databases to find design drawings
  • Producing design packs for construction and test
  • Creation and management of trackers/registers for Design deliverables
  • General admin support to the signalling design team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Thorough with good attention to detail
  • IT literate
  • Attention todetail and accuracy

Personal qualities

  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • An aptitude for using computer applications including Word and Excel
  • Good Communication skills and the ability to work within a team
  • Self-motivated, willing to learn and flexible
  • Fit and able to work trackside
  • Methodical and ordered

Desired qualifications

  • At least 5 GCSEs or equivalent including a minimum of a grade B OR 6 in mathematics and a C OR 4 in English Language
  • Three A Levels Grade C or above (ideally one being in a a science, mathematical or technology related subject) OR a BTEC National Diploma in an appropriate vocational area (e.g. Engineering or the Built Environment)

Future prospects

There is the possibility of a permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate, in addition to possible progression on to a Level 5 Higher apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The flexibility to travel and stay in Birmingham for 2 week block releases will be required. Atkins will provide accommodation and subsistence for the time spent in Birmingham.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).For more information please visit:

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