Rail Degree Apprenticeship Programme

Amey Group Plc
Station Sqaure, 1 Gloucester Street, Swindon, SN1 1GW
£18,135.00 annually
24 Nov 2020
14 Jan 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The course, which has recently won the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award at the Rail Industry Supplier Excellence (RISE) Awards, provides the perfect opportunity to kick start your career. Year one is the same course content for everyone and from year two onwards, you'll specialise in one of the following rail engineering disciplines: Electrical & Mechanical Engineering; Track & Civil Engineering or Signalling & Telecoms.

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

  • 112 UCAS points from A Levels or BTEC which must include a Maths-based subject plus another Science/Technology subject, e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Engineering (actual or predicted)
  • Or completion of a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship
  • GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

Future prospects

  • A fully funded Rail Engineering BEng degree course at Sheffield Hallam University backed by on the job vocational training in one of our professional design offices
  • A structured development path leading to a professional engineering position on completion of the programme
  • A competitive starting salary (from £18,135 per year) rising in line with your progress and achievements
  • An opportunity to work on real life engineering problems through your work experience on live rail projects from day one
  • A mentor to support you through your study to becoming a professional Engineer

Things to consider

  • A competitive starting salary from £18,135 per annum, and you'll have annual salary reviews based on your performance. This programme offers you the opportunity to be fast-tracked to an Assistant Engineer position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • A fully funded Rail Engineering degree course at one of England's top Universities
  • As an Amey employee, you'll be eligible for our wider benefits and rewards for example, Professional subscriptions, our Employee Assistance Programme, Save with Amey - a fantastic discount scheme for all employees and not to forget our Amey Flexible Benefits Programme where you can opt for benefits that suit you
  • You'll receive mentoring and guidance from the industry experts you'll be working closely with
  • We as a business will support you every step of the way; you'll have a manager to mentor your progress, a buddy to guide you whilst on programme and access to a dedicated Early Careers community to support you
  • To support with your personal development, you'll take part in webinars with the wider Apprentice community as well as Wellbeing events to ensure you're getting the support you need

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