High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Higher Technician Apprenticeship

Birmingham, West Midlands
Competitive Salaries
05 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017
Role Type
Start Date
24 months+

The National College for High Speed Rail is a new specialist training institution in Birmingham and Doncaster, dedicated to the future of the UK's rail and engineering industry.

Our doors are opening in September 2017, offering a smart alternative to university by training students with state-of-the-art technology and facilities, on courses developed with employers.

High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Higher Technician Apprenticeship

If you want to get straight to work, but combine earning a salary with studying, one of our Higher Technician apprenticeships might be for you!

These courses combine on-the-job training and studying towards the equivalent of a foundation degree. You’ll also get paid while you learn, and with a high speed rail employer as a mentor you can be sure you’ll be building the skills that will help you get a job after you finish your course.

All apprentices will focus on:

Core knowledge - overall picture of high speed rail in the UK, context and different specialisms, characteristics of leadership and management, health, safety and welfare, sustainability and environment

Core skills - working with stakeholders, standards and regulations, limiting risk, embedding core knowledge into projects

Behavioural elements - customer focus, self-management, leadership, collaboration, acting as an ambassador

After a 12-week set of core modules, you’ll go on and specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Track systems
  • Command, control and communication (CCC)
  • Power
  • Systems engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Rolling Stock

Entry requirements

This is a Level 4 apprenticeship. The typical duration is 36 months, depending on your previous experience and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competences. Applications will most likely be assessed on an individual basis, with input from a prospective employer. Typically an apprentice might be expected to have achieved appropriate A-Levels, a BTEC National Diploma in an appropriate vocational area, other Level 3 vocational qualifications, or other industry experience.

You can express an interest in an apprenticeship directly with us, as we will work with employers to advertise vacancies as they arise.

We will evaluate every application on its individual merits, so even if you don’t hold the exact qualifications, please do still get in touch with us.

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