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Pay and benefits for our apprentices

The difference is you - A career as bright and unique as you are

An apprenticeship means the chance to earn a real wage while you learn

We pay you £9,479 during your first year, plus £1,265 for successful completion.

In the second year, this rises to:

  • Age 18 - 20: £12,525.00
  • Age 21-24: £13,331.40 (£13,431.60 from 1 April 2018)
  • Age 25+:   £14,182.35 (£14,250.60 from 1 April 2018)

and £14,924.20 in the third year. During your first year of training there will be a 21 week residential stay at Westwood, Network Rail’s training centre.

While you’re at Westwood we’ll pay for your accommodation, three meals a day (brunch and dinner on Sundays), your work clothing and personal safety equipment. On top of all this, you’ll get 28 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays.

Company benefits

During the scheme, you can claim all our company benefits too, such as discounted train travel to and from work and a pension.

Beyond the scheme

Once you've completed the apprenticeship scheme, the average salary is around £30,000.