Rail and rail systems engineer apprenticeship

Help maintain railway tracks and equipment

A rail and rail systems engineer will have a strong understanding of how the railway works and will specialise in a specific aspect of the railway. This can include civil engineering, rail track, rail signalling and control, rail systems and integration, rail traction and rolling stock, rail telecommunications, network and digital, and rail electrical, mechanical and building services. The main role of all rail and rail systems engineers is to ensure the railway runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. This includes supporting work on the integrated safe design, construction, installation, maintenance, renewal or decommissioning of assets and equipment. During the rail and rail systems engineer apprenticeship you could work in railway worksites or in a technical office and key duties will include planning, processing, maintenance and production of railway assets and equipment and taking action to avoid system failures. Other job titles could include rail civil engineer, rail project engineer and telecoms engineer.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science, engineering

Entry requirements for the rail and rail systems engineer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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