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. 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

This is your opportunity to start your career in engineering! Our teams work on exciting projects across the UK and our Engineering Technician apprentices are key members of those teams. At Colas Rail UK, we make the investment in training and development, to nurture the next generation of future engineering talent to fulfil their ambitions.


What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice you will be integral in the maintenance of our railway, supporting our engineers and technical teams in all technical matters associated with the planning and construction of multi-disciplinary sites.

Dependant on your specialism you could be working to erect overhead line structures, maintain our fleet of vehicles or installing and maintaining signalling equipment; every day will be different and you will get the chance to see how your planning really comes to life on the railway!

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

Rail engineering technician Level 3 Standard apprenticeship.

Each apprenticeship will have a combination of learning through block release dates at a college or training provider, as well as bespoke ‘On the Job’ training – developing you through the key competencies of your specialism, which you will need to deliver on site for one of our many contracts. This will meet both the knowledge and experience requirements of your Apprenticeship Programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We understand that your career is personal and individual to you. On successful completion of the Rail Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprentice Programme we will work with you to look at what your future career looks like. Maybe you are looking to undertake further study or work towards Chartership, whatever your career ambition we will support you to achieve it.

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