Rail engineering operative
Providing support to technicians and engineers working on the rail network and trains.
2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Typical length
- 12 months
- Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- general rail engineering design and technical principles
- using specialist tools, materials and equipment
- helping to install, test, maintain and replace equipment and components
- helping to identify, diagnose and prevent equipment and component failures
- specialist electrification, overhead line, telecomms, track, traction and rolling stock, rail system or signalling skills
- health and safety procedures, regulations and legislation within a rail industry environment
- level 2 rail engineering (competence)
- level 2 rail engineering (technical knowledge)
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
- take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.