Network Rail
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Engineering Apprenticeship

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

As an engineering apprentice with Network Rail, you’ll have three amazing years on the scheme with the first phase of the scheme a mix of time spent living and learning at our dedicated training centre Westwood, online learning, time at your depot and time and time at regional training centres. Following that, you’ll join a depot close to home where you’ll get out an about on the network specialising in telecoms, distribution & plant, overhead lines, signalling or track.

What we’re looking for

Quite simply, we’re looking for enthusiastic people with the vision to be future leaders for our workforce.

Right now, you’ll be passionate about engineering and committed to further study and learning to help you achieve your goal of becoming an engineer. It’s critical that our apprentices are safety aware, with a strong attention to detail and good problem-solving skills. You’ll be happy to listen and learn from others and work within a team, but you’ll also have the confidence to communicate your own ideas.

The Advanced apprenticeship scheme at Network Rail is open to anyone who will be aged 18 on or before 27th March 2021. There’s no upper age limit.

In order to be eligible for the scheme you’ll need the following academic qualifications:

  • GCSE English language at Grade A*– C / 9 – 4 **
  • GCSE mathematics at Grade A*– C / 9 – 5
  • GCSE science at Grade A*– C / 9 – 4 Or NVQ or BTEC Level 2 or above in an engineering subject
  • One other GCSE in any subject at Grade A*– C / 9 – 4

Please note you will be unable to take holiday during the residential phase of the scheme outside of scheduled holiday dates.

How we’ll reward you

An apprenticeship means the chance to earn a real wage while you learn

In your second year on the apprenticeship scheme your salary will increase to:

  • Age 18 – 20: £13,655 per annum*
  • Age 21 – 24: £14,589 per annum*
  • Age 25+: £15,518 per annum*
  • In the third year of the scheme this will increase to £14,924 per annum*.

*subject to change

During your residential training phase, we’ll pay for your accommodation, three meals a day, your work clothing and personal safety equipment.

On top of all this, you’ll get 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays and access to many company benefits such as a cycle to work scheme, discounts on phone and gym memberships and other retailer discounts including cinema tickets and various places eat.

Additional job details


In addition, you will receive a payment of £1,305 on successful completion of year one.

Contract, dates and working times

Start Date 27 March 2021


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 1 March 2021

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Closing date:  1 March 2021

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