As an Engineering Apprentice on our 3 year scheme, you’ll work towards gaining a Level 3 Qualification in Traction and Rolling Stock. Here’s what you can expect year by year…

Year One 

You’ll spend much of your first year learning from an approved training partner, where you’ll complete a Level 2 qualification in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) along with some Level 3 learning about the railway and rail engineering. You’ll also work alongside another training provider and your assigned home depot to build your experience, and we’ll even provide accommodation if you need it.

Year Two

You’ll continue your apprenticeship at your home depot by further building your knowledge and working towards your Level 3 qualification. It will involve spending time at the training provider while picking up genuine hands on expertise at your depot.

Year Three

You’ll spend your final year putting the theory and knowledge you have learned so far into practice by carrying out work on a range of systems both at the training provider and at your depot. Throughout the programme, we’ll help you prepare for your final end point assessment, at which point you’ll be passed out as a rail compliant rolling stock technician.

Heres what we're looking for

  • 4 GCSEs with gained or predicted grades A to C or 9-5 including Math’s, English and Science
  • A keen interest in Engineering and the Railway
  • A desire to progress and succeed
  • To live within an hour’s commute of your chosen depot

What will I earn?

Starting rate: £15,567
Year 1 - £16,616
Year 2 - £17,664
Year 3 - £18,713

What happens at the end?

After qualifying as an Engineering Apprentice, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of different career paths. For example, you could apply to work within our Production teams as a Maintenance Engineer, where you could progress to a Team Leader or Technical Engineer role. Alternatively, you could gain additional experience in lots of different environments, from production to safety, before choosing a speciality.

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