Railway Engineer Degree Apprentice

Recruiter
Amey Group Plc
Location
Station Square, 1 Gloucester Street, Swindon, SN1 1GW
Salary
£18,000.00 annually
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
VAC001569807
Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
January
Duration
Permanent
You can grow your career in almost any railway engineering discipline by choosing a degree pathway in either:
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Track & Civil Engineering

  • Year one of the programme is common on both pathways and then from year two onwards you will follow in your specified Engineering discipline. You will be supported and mentored throughout the programme and will see your career thrive within our diverse and dynamic business.

    Responsibilities 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
    • Applyingyour expertise in a regulated sector to assess and manage risk to avoid railway asset, equipment, process and systems failures


    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Good communication skills
    • Good time management
    • Problem solving skills to develop into skilled engineers


    Personal qualities

    • Energy
    • Creativity
    • Maturity
    • Resilience


    Desired qualifications

    To apply you will need to have a minimum of one of the following:
    • One A level pass in a relevant scientific/technology subject.Two AS Level passes are equivalent to one A Level Pass
    • An advanced VCE Award in an appropriate engineering/manufacturing/technology topic
    • An EdExcel/BTEC/SCOTVEC National Certificate or Diploma in a science or technology-based subject
    • A pass in the preparatory year of the Extended Degree Programme in Engineering and Mathematics or other suitable science/technology-based foundation or access course containing an appropriate level of mathematics, with an overall mark of at least 40%
    • Equivalent qualifications will be considered/accepted


    Future prospects

    This is the start of an exciting and fulfilling career in the rail industry, which is continuing to grow as rail travel is continuing to increaseyear on year and our ageing infrastructure is in constant need of improvement and enhancement.

    On successful completion of the Degree Apprenticeship Programme, not only will you have a Bachelors degree in Railway Engineering from a leading university, but on completion of the End Point Assessment, you will be deemed to have sufficient experience and knowledge to apply to be registered as an Incorporated Engineer (I.Eng) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

    This is a Professional Engineer status recognised by the Engineering Council, which can take several years to achieve after graduation from a traditional degree course.

    Further, due to the unique combination of academic and work based learning, on achievement of I.Eng status, you will be automatically promoted to Assistant Engineer level, leapfrogging the position of Graduate Engineer, and will be encouraged to develop yourself further to gain Chartered Engineer Status.

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