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  • Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme

    The difference is you

  • We have now extended the closing date to apply for our March 2017 Apprentice scheme until the 30 November. Locations will be closed as we receive sufficient applications so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you are interested in joining our September 2017 intake then please register your interest.

    Expert training. Thousands of pounds in your pocket. And a lifetime of engineering possibilities. When you're transforming Britain's vast railway network, you get more than just an education. Over three fascinating, surprising, career-advancing years as an apprentice, you'll gain the kind of skills that can set you up for life.

    We invest a lot in our apprentices because we want you to be the future of our business. There's lots of information on the website to help explain what you'll be doing on the scheme and what to expect. We recommend you take some time to read through the sections to make sure this is the right opportunity for you before applying.

    With so many opportunities available, we understand that making the right choice can feel like a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve developed a Match-me questionnaire. Completing the questionnaire will provide you with an overview of what it’s like to work at Network Rail, and at the end we’ll give you an indication as to whether you are likely to be a good match for one of our roles or not. In order to take the quiz you will first need to register as a new candidate, however this does not mean you are under any obligation to go on and submit a full application.

    Take the Match-me quiz

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    What you’ll be doing

    From track to electrification and plant, discover the range of training on offer and hear more from our current apprentices.

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    Pay and benefits

    As an Advanced Apprentice, you’ll earn while you learn, with free food and accommodation during the period of your residential stay.

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    About the scheme

    Our three year scheme includes a residential stay at Westwood, our National Training Centre in the Midlands and more than two years hands on experience at a local depot.

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    Westwood Training Centre

    Westwood has bespoke engineering training equipment to meet the requirements of the BTEC and NVQ qualifications that form an integral part of the programme.

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    FAQ - Featured Content


    You’ll probably have lots of questions, so look here to see if they’ve been answered.

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  • Apprentice scheme accolades 2015-16
  • The difference is you

    We’ll support you with extensive training and development, the opportunity to gain professional qualifications and expert guidance to help you reach your full potential in a rapidly growing industry.
  • The Value of Apprenticeships

    We're continuously impressed by the performance and positive attitude of our 2,000-strong past and present apprentice employees. To mark 10 years of our Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, we decided to dig a little deeper into their professional and personal achievements to find out the real value of apprenticeships. This report outlines our findings.