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Aspiring apprentices are invited to an open evening at our maintenance training centre in Bristol

16 April 2013

We're inviting young people and their families from across the West of England and Thames Valley area to our state-of-the-art maintenance training centre in Bristol to experience life as a railway apprentice and meet the people and high-tech kit involved in keeping Britain’s railway running.


Great Western Route

We're seeking 50 new apprentices to join our ranks along the Western route, where billions of pounds are being invested in electrifying and upgrading the railway over the next few years. With this and further investment across Britain, today’s apprentice could tomorrow be part of one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country.

We need more highly skilled people to help us meet the challenges of a busier network and focus on improving performance and increasing capacity.


The apprenticeship is just the start of our learning programme. The Bristol training centre is evidence of the quality of training our people of all levels are offered and we're committed to developing our workforce.

Many of our apprentices go on to be team leaders and managers and take up the opportunity to further their education with a foundation degree in engineering, which we fund and support.

Open evening

Those attending will have the chance to speak to current and past apprentices, engineers and recruiters about the scheme and the opportunities available:

  • 29 April 2013: 18:00 to 20:00
  • Network Rail Bristol Maintenance Training Centre
    Hunts Ground Road
    Stoke Gifford
    Bristol BS34 8PU

If you'd like to attend please confirm your place by emailing us at More information on the scheme itself can be found at

How to get there

The nearest station is Bristol Parkway. Parking is available.

  • Walking route from the station:  
    Exit station and turn right.
    Walk to end of the path and go over crossing and along footpath to next crossing.
    Cross over and the centre is in front of you.