What will the apprentice be doing?
As a rail engineering apprentice based in Birmingham you will assist in supporting engineers in the production of designs for railway enhancements in the trackside Mechanical & Electrical team. Typical tasks will include obtaining record information, producing site layout drawings using specialist software, and calculations to provide power for the line. Where practical, you’ll get the opportunity to visit site, carry out site inspections and see the projects you're working on, coming to life.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will attend London South Bank University to study a Rail Engineering degree apprenticeship and gain a BEng, as well as your Incorporated Engineer status with your chosen professional institution. You will also be enrolled onto a bespoke internal development programme to support you to attain the knowledge, skills and behaviour that will help you successfully achieve your apprenticeship.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
As this is a permanent position, after gaining your degree, WSP will continue to be committed to your learning and development throughout your career with us. You will have the opportunity to gain Chartered status with your chosen professional institution, as well as the chance to study towards a Masters degree.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including english, maths, science (Grade Level 5 or above (6 in maths)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels, to include either maths and physics (Grade BBB or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Ext L3 Civil Engineering including further maths (Grade DDM or above) Desired