Rail Engineering Operatives provide support to rail technicians and engineers. The engineering disciplines cover the following areas of “the railway” (infrastructure and trains); track (including minor works), electrification, overhead line, signalling, telecommunications and traction & rolling stock.
Apprentices will undertake the core learning and also specialise in one particular discipline. Those working within the occupation of Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of the railway to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers.
The Rail Industry has a high level of safety-critical work activities requiring a disciplined and responsible approach.
Skills learned include:
Applicants will be assessed and interviewed to demonstrate that they have the ability to cover the range required by the apprenticeship standard, at work. In addition, the apprentices are expected to have GCSE in Maths and English or ICT at a minimum of grade 4 or equivalent.