Network Rail engineers working on the tracks

Applications open for Network Rail apprenticeship programme

Network Rail’s engineering apprenticeship programme has opened to applicants, with roles available in Inverness and Helmsdale.

Between 2019 and 2024, Network Rail Scotland has outlined more than £4bn in investments to maintain, enhance and operate the railway network in Scotland.

Applicants from across Scotland are being invited to join the programme during Scottish Apprenticeship Week (which has been running between March 1, 2021 and March 5, 2021).

As an apprentice engineer, they will be involved in the delivery of a number of key national projects, while learning and receiving expert training and on-the-job experience that will help them progress in their career.

After an initial period of online and residential training, these apprentices will join a depot close to home where they’ll be assigned a specialist pathway and work to deliver on passenger and freight rail projects.

Rachel Hollinger, Apprentice, Graduate Assessment and Induction Manager at Network Rail, said: “The rail industry is going through one of the largest transformations ever and our engineering apprentices are crucial as we build back better from Covid-19.

“All Network Rail apprentices gain valuable skills, experience, and nationally recognised qualifications over three years, while being supported by expert colleagues, allowing them to thrive in the rail industry.

“And after completing our apprenticeship scheme all of our apprentices are perfectly set up to take the next step on their career journeys.”

Those interested in the Network Rail engineering apprenticeship scheme can apply here.

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