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Apprenticeship Opportunity: SCQF Level 6 Engineering Apprentice – Network Rail, Helmsdale

An Engineering Apprenticeship with Network Rail is the first step into an exciting career in the Rail industry. As part of our team, you’ll help shape national projects, embrace the latest tech and learn the skills to succeed.

Our Engineering Apprentices get to team up with experienced engineers at one of our depots, so they can learn what goes into keeping thousands of miles of power lines and tracks up and running and fit for use.

Do well, and once you’ve completed your Apprenticeship, you can set your sights on an unlimited number of career options, with plenty of opportunity to further training as you progress.

If new technology and real-world experience matters to you. You matter to us.

What you’ll be doing

The scheme lasts for three years. You’ll start year one with our training centre based in East Kilbride, before progressing to a placement with an engineering team at your local depot where you will complete years two and three.

Each of our Apprentices will specialise in a pathway relevant to the depot they’re based at. This could see you getting hands-on and repairing our tracks, working with high voltage systems, heights, and specialist tools, repairing major signalling failures, supporting our telecommunications systems, or keeping our power flowing safely and efficiently.

You’ll find yourself out in all weather, around the clock, seven days a week, so you’ll need to be flexible about travelling and working shifts and be up for working in all conditions whilst always having the health and safety of your colleagues at the forefront of your mind.

Who you are matters

You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement.

You’ll need at least National 5s in English, a Science and Maths at Grades A-C, and one other subject at Grades A-C. You also need to be aged 18 or over on, or before the start of the scheme to be eligible to apply.

We look for driven individuals who have a keen eye for detail and the ability to solve difficult problems. You should love working in a team but be comfortable making your own judgements once settled in the role.

You must be aged 18 or older by the start of the programme to apply. This is to make sure we follow health & safety requirements and regulations around shift patterns and working at night for under-18s. There is no upper age limit for the programme.

What you’ll get out of it

After completing the course, you’ll have your SCQF Level 6 in Railway Engineering. You could even have further support and sponsorship from us to attend university and the chance to achieve professional qualifications. Because, when you start your career with an Engineering Apprenticeship, anything is possible.

Many of our Apprentices go on to hold senior positions within Network Rail.

Apply now