Colas Rail Ltd

Rail Engineering Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Colas Rail Ltd (Employer)

Colas Rail Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,000.00
40.0 hours per week You will be contracted to work a maximum of 40 hours per week Your roster will include up to 39 separate weekends out of 52 weekends. Your hours will be rostered and will include working at night, on the weekends and during Bank Holiday Shifts TBC
36 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Rail engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
27 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Rail Engineering Technicians provide technical support to Rail Engineers. The engineering disciplines cover the following areas of “The Railway” (infrastructure and trains); track (including minor works), overhead line, electrification, signalling, telecommunications, traction & rolling stock and rail systems.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Supporting the Lead Engineer and Technical Officers in all technical matters associated with the planning and construction of the allocated multi-disciplinary sites.

Co-ordinating, with the guidance and support of the fully qualified Technical Officers and Engineers, all aspects of construction and associated works with the other disciplines.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Rail engineering technician Level 3 Standard apprenticeship.

During your Apprentice Scheme you will attend block release training and learn the more advanced skills of your technical specialism. You will support Lead Engineers, Supervisors and Team Leaders to deliver high value contracts for our customers and they will support you throughout your journey

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the Rail Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprentice Programme, there will also be the option to progress onto the Rail Engineering Technician Level 4 Apprentice Programme.

Reality Check

Personal qualities •Committed to a two/three year programme •Happy to work shifts (weekends, nights and bank holidays) •Have a positive approach to work and learning •Ambitious and drive •Enthusiastic •A desire to continually develop and grow •Team player •Good communication skills (written/verbal) •Great time keeping

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 and above) Essential
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