Apprenticeships

Intertrain are offering training courses for those who would like to work in the Railway Industry. They offer Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships in a number of locations throughout the UK, these include Barrow Hill, Birmingham, Burton-Upon-Trent, Chelmsford, Colchester, Doncaster, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and London at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London.

Intertrain’s progression route to be an Employed Railway Engineering Apprentice

The Pre-Apprenticeship course is delivered by Intertrain at all of the locations above.
Start date: Ongoing (throughout the year)

Course Details:

The course is delivered over a consecutive 11 week period, 5 days per week. It provides the necessary knowledge and understanding to enable progression into employment within the rail industry and consists of both classroom theory learning and practical experience attained within a simulated railway environment.

Practical work is undertaken to demonstrate knowledge and understanding attained and is very "hands on" allowing the learner to acquire personal skills for basic railway engineering tasks.

The course is ideally suited to someone who is looking for a career in the Railway Industry.

If this is you, you will need to be physically fit as working within the railway industry requires a lot of heavy lifting and manual tasks which can be physically demanding. The railway operates 365 days a year and requires engineering staff to work outdoors at all times of the day and in all weather conditions.

Course objectives:

  • Classroom and practical experience including training and developing competency in the use of hand tools and some power tools commonly used in railway engineering.
  • Employment to work on the railway infrastructure is subject to passing a medical examination and alcohol & drugs screening (a legal requirement to work on the railways). Successful candidates will go on to complete the Personal Track Safety and Track Induction courses to allow them to work on the railway infrastructure. These railway industry standard qualifications compliment the City and Guilds training course and are required for work on the railway.
  • Core Health and Safety Training (Manual Handling, Fire and First Aid Awareness).
  • Subject to successfully completing this course you will be given the further opportunity to be interviewed by a Railway Industry Employer which could progress into a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance (Permanent Way).
  • It is a pre-requisite that this underpinning knowledge qualification is completed before progression is offered.

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum entry requirement is Entry 3 in Maths and English and you must be between the ages of 17 and 24.

To be accepted onto one of our apprenticeship programmes you will need to complete a pre-apprenticeship. To apply for an interview, please fill out the short form on the right and upload your CV. One of our staff will contact you to arrange an interview. Once you have been accepted you will need to pass a Medical and Drugs & Alcohol examination, which everyone has to have to work in the Railway Industry.

If you are interested in joining the Intertrain Railway Apprenticeship Scheme or Pre-Apprenticeship then please fill out the short form on the right and upload your CV.

Intertrain Railway Apprenticeship Scheme

Intertrain are offering Apprenticeships for 17 – 24 year olds who would like to work in the Railway Industry. They offer Apprenticeships in a number of locations throughout the UK, these include Doncaster, Barrow Hill, Colchester, Chelmsford, Burton-Upon-Trent, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and London. You would be required to work 30 hours per week at one or more of these sites.

Apprenticeships allow you to:

  • Gain qualifications required to work on the railway infrastructure.
  • Get paid while learning.
  • Boost your career prospects.

What will I learn?

During the apprenticeship scheme, you’ll gain qualification for the following:

  • Dismantling and installation of railway assets and components
  • Preparation and safe use of tools and equipment
  • Personal Track Safety when working on or near the line
  • Track Induction
  • Using safe and effective working practices
  • Manual and mechanical lifting and moving techniques
  • Effective methods of communication
  • Application of analytical methods to engineering situations
  • Application of fault finding techniques
  • Inspection of railway infrastructure
  • Uses, requirements and properties of engineering materials

How long does it take?

The Apprenticeship programme usually takes 18 months to complete.

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum entry requirement is Entry 3 in Maths and English and you must be between the ages of 17 and 24.

To be accepted onto one of our apprenticeship programmes you will need to complete a pre-apprenticeship. To apply for an interview, please fill out the short form on the right and upload your CV. One of our staff will contact you to arrange an interview. Once you have been accepted you will need to pass a Medical and Drugs & Alcohol examination, which everyone has to have to work in the Railway Industry.

What next?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be qualified to work in the railway sector as a competent track person.

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