Railway engineering design technician apprenticeship

Provide technical support to engineers who design infrastructure and systems for railways

A railway engineering design technician will prepare and produce railway engineering designs and provide technical support when planning the construction or maintenance of new or existing rail infrastructure, or their respective systems. You’ll make decisions and solve problems in areas such as signalling, rolling stock, track, systems, civil engineering, communications, electrification and electrical plant. During the railway engineering design technician apprenticeship, you’ll be responsible for the delivery, quality and accuracy of the work and designs you complete, ensuring they are delivered within agreed time and resource limits, compliant with industry and regulatory standards, and to client specifications, including health, safety and wellbeing. Working alongside a range of professions, the majority of their time will be spent working in an office environment, with the potential for occasional work on railway sites, visiting customers or suppliers.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Science, maths

Entry requirements for the railway engineering design technician apprenticeship: Five GCSEs, including maths, English and science, or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A levels

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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