26147578-D221-41F9-ABB7-6885ACDF18E59F891113-ECA4-4515-88FC-982D0EA7E7FACookie notification7FB51430-02DF-4280-A563-E7BFD99CA3FDF47A8801-4306-4881-9294-84749C550F38FF4A50A0-E663-4209-9CD3-74D9B638DE9A
Apprentice in training centre break out area

About our advanced apprenticeship scheme

Apprentices on Network Rail's Advanced Apprenticeship scheme

Apprenticeships at Network Rail – more than just an education

You'll have three amazing years on our apprenticeship scheme. Your first 20 weeks will be spent living and learning at Westwood, our training centre in the Midlands. The rest of your scheme will be spent working from a depot close to home. Specialising in electrification and plant, overhead lines, signalling, telecoms, track or off track, you’ll receive expert training.

Hands-on projects and dedicated support

We'll help you get the kind of skills that can set you up for life. It’s the beginning of an epic career journey that can lead to varied career options. You'll have the chance to study for further qualifications and gain chartered membership of a professional engineering institute.

Apprentices completing task in workshop

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.

More information
Apprentices laughing in classroom

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.

More information
Front of apprentice training centre

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.

More information
Group of apprentices talking in training centre breakout area

FAQs

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

More information