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Network Rail Level 2 Operations Apprenticeship

Reference number: SW-001838
  • Salary: £26,485 pa
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Network Rail
  • Location: London Liverpool Street

Our level 2 operations apprenticeship is your opportunity to learn on the job whilst studying for a professional qualification.

Start your career with us and do meaningful work every day at Network Rail.

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About you

You’re 18 years or older

You don’t need any specific qualifications​

Whilst no specific qualifications are required. We look for candidates that can demonstrate the following behaviours:

Calm under pressure

Great communicator

Team worker

Problem solver

Where will I be based?

Our apprenticeship locations are:

  • Colchester
  • Cambridge
  • Ipswich
  • London – Liverpool Street
  • Willesden

Our 12-month programme gives you practical hands-on experience and strong foundations of industry knowledge.

The apprenticeship will prepare you to secure a permanent signaller role and to develop a long term, rewarding career in operations. Over the course of the 12 months, you’ll experience other areas of operations such as incident response, electrical control, planning, maintenance and stations.

You’ll also have a placement with a Train Operating Company to get another perspective of our rail network.

We’ll prepare you for your final assessment in becoming a member of the Institution of Railway Operators to become a qualified signaller.

So take ownership of your career journey and join a company where you’ll do meaningful work every day.

You matter to us

You support Britain’s economic development

A great alternative to full time education by learning on the job

You’ll have opportunities for progression to realise your potential

You gain a professional qualification

Your salary & benefits

£26,485 starting salary

Performance related pay scheme to recognise your work

Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets

My benefits – Our discounted online shopping site

28 days annual leave

A range of pension schemes

What opportunities are available at the end of the scheme?

As well as gaining a signaller qualification, your different experiences on the scheme opens up opportunities across our business. After securing your initial Signalling role, the possibilities are endless.

What is signalling?

Signalling is essentially a sophisticated traffic light system for the railway.

As a signaller at the end of your scheme, you’ll take great care to make sure trains travel safely and efficiently along your part of the network.

Signallers typically work within a signal box. The network runs day and night and so you’ll be comfortable working on a shift pattern basis to keep our passengers moving.

Whilst you’ll be part of a signal box team, you’ll also be comfortable with working on your own for long periods of time.

And when things do go wrong, you’ll use your training, problem solving skills and quick thinking to get our passengers moving safely onwards to their destination.

Watch the video to find out what signals do and how you could play a part as a Signaller in the running of Britain’s railway.

Date posted: 17/12/2020

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