Rail Engineering Operatives provide support to rail technicians and engineers. The engineering disciplines cover infrastructure and trains, track (including minor works), electrification, overhead lines, signalling, telecommunications and traction & rolling stock.
As an apprentice, you will undertake the core learning and also specialise in one particular discipline. You will be 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. These employment opportunities include Track Operative, Overhead Line Operative, Electrification Operative, Traction & Rolling Stock Operative, Signalling Operative or Telecoms Operative. A Rail Engineering Operative may work on site or in a depot or in a technical office.
The skills you will learn include;
There is also a code of behavioural conduct that you will be taught which includes acting professionally demonstrating dependability, determination, honesty and integrity, respecting others, acting ethically and contributing to sustainable development, sustaining a risk aware attitude so as to help reduce risks by checking information, concentrating on the task and be actively aware of changing circumstances on activity or task in hand.
You will be assessed and interviewed to demonstrate that you have the ability to cover the range required by the apprenticeship standard at work.
In addition, you will be expected to have GCSE in maths and English or ICT at a minimum of grade 4 or equivalent.