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  • Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme

    Unleash your inner engineer

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  • You can now register your interest in our 2017 Advanced Apprenticeship Schemes.

    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.

  • What you'll be doing - Feature Content

    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 - Featured Content

    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 - featured content

    About the scheme

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

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    Events - Featured Content


    Keep up to date with open days and events near you.

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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 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.