Rail engineering technician
Providing technical support to engineers working on the rail network and trains.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- rail engineering design and technical principles
- using specialist tools, materials and equipment
- installing, testing, maintaining and replacing equipment and components
- identifying, diagnosing and preventing equipment and component failures
- project management - including planning and time and quality management
- specialist electrification, overhead line, telecomms, track, traction and rolling stock, rail system or signalling skills
- health and safety procedures, regulations and legislation within a rail industry environment
- level 3 rail engineering (competence)
- level 3 rail engineering (technical knowledge)
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
Apprentices will meet the requirements for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) by the relevant professional engineering institutions.
- End Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.