ISS Labour Rail Track Operative Apprenticeship Birmingham

Duration: 18 months

Certification

Level 2 Rail Engineering Operative Standard

Pre-Requisite Requirements

  • Demonstrate a basic ability with Maths and English.
  • You will need to be passionate about your chosen industry. To be eligible you must be 18 + 
  • There is a pre-requisite Network Rail Medical examination and pre-sponsorship Drug & Alcohol (D&A) screening. Failure to pass the D&A will result in a termination of the role.
  • Desired but not essential – Full UK Driving licence

 

Associated Courses

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Overview

Rail Engineering Track Operative Apprenticeship

Intertrain UK Ltd part of the City & Guilds Group, is a National 'Railway Safety Training Provider' that specialises in rail apprenticeships. Intertrain are working with ISS Labour that are currently wantin g to exctend ther team buy starting a new Apprenticeship oppertunity in the Birmingham location

Apprenticeship Aim

Get your career on track and earn while you learn. The programme is designed so learners will become skilled track operatives. Successful applicants will gain the right skills and knowledge for a successful career in the rail industry.

Intertrain’s Rail Engineering Operative apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for practically minded people. Apprentices learn fundamental skills in the railway industry by undertaking work track side, whilst developing academic skills.

As part of the Apprenticeship you will be under full-time employment and will be working shifts out on track whilst gaining the rail competencies listed below. You will also gain industry specific knowledge and skills required with 'off the job' training.

Please see below the full apprenticeship course breakdown.

Qualifications & Sentinel Competencies you will achieve:

  • Personal Track Safety (PTS)
  • Third Rail (DCCR)
  • Track Induction (TIC)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire & Safety Awareness
  • OLEC 1

Level 2 Rail Engineering Technical Knowledge Qualification

This qualification is mainly classroom based. It provides you with an in depth understanding of the concepts and principles behind how the railway is constructed, why certain materials and installation practices are used and adopted.

City & Guilds Level 2 Rail Engineering Maintenance Competence Qualification

This qualification is based around evidence which you will provide by demonstrating your skills and competence. You will also learn how to undertake practical activities safely and in line with industry standard practices.

Candidates must be:

-          Reliable and punctual throughout

-          Willing to learn new knowledge

-          100% committed to the programme

-          Good/able to work alone and as part of a team

-          Good at following safety instructions

-          Able to work under pressure as well as meet deadlines

-          The role is manual / labour intensive - therefore physical fitness and teamwork is important.

-          There is a pre-requisite Network Rail Medical examination and pre-sponsorship Drug & Alcohol (D&A) screening. Failure to pass the D&A will result in a termination of the role.

-          Desired but not essential – Full UK Driving licence

Apprentices will be employed by rail industry employers, the following opportunities will enable individuals to progress within the rail sector:

-          Continued employment with the UK rail supplier you were initially provided with;

-          Develop your skills further by commencing a Level 3 NVQ; or

-          'Upskill yourself' within the rail sector e.g. gain additional competencies such as Lookout, OLEC 2, COSS and Machine Controller

Please note this is a Contract of Employment based on 30 hours per week and a minimum duration of 13 months. You shall be paid a starting wage of £4.15 p/h increasing to £6.50 p/h with the opportunity to increase your wage with additional shifts.

Our students learn fundamental skills in the railway industry by undertaking work trackside, whilst developing academic skills. This informative apprenticeship, once completed, will enable individuals to work on track as a Rail Track Engineer.

What do our trainees think

OLEC 2, Doncaster

Very well constructed and delivered, outstanding performance on the trainer's part, both in the classroom and out on the track. I would recommend Archie McNeill to anyone who wishes to learn about overheads - a terrific experience.

Zain Ahmad, Coyle
DCCR Initial, Crayford

Lee had an excellent practical and pragmatic approach towards training. I found him to be very knowledgeable, but more importantly he has fantastic knowledge transfer skills.

Umair Khan, Siemens Rail Automation
COSS Initial, Doncaster

I enjoyed the course, it was delivered to a high standard. Kev is an excellent trainer, he is informative and has a great sense of humour. His method of teaching was simplified and thorough - Great!

Thomas Smith, Amey Group Services Ltd
COSS Initial, Warrington

Very well run course, professionally presented. Good reminder of duties and responsibilities.

Mark Harris, ABC Electrification
COSS Initial, Enfield

Vic was a fantastic trainer, his knowledge of the industry is vast and his delivery was second to none. A great course and trainer - thanks!

Douglas Aitken, Balfour Beatty Rail Limited