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What you’ll be doing as an apprentice

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

We invest a lot in our apprentices – we want you to be the future of our business

We’re vital to Britain's future success, which means we could play a big part in yours. Network Rail looks after 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges and viaducts, and thousands of signals and level crossings.

Every day, we get four million people and thousands of tonnes of goods to their destinations. In the midst of the largest expansion of the rail network since the 19th century, we’re managing more engineering projects than any other UK organisation.

Projects across Britain

Our projects across Britain span from small station improvements, such as expanding disabled access – to creating whole new routes. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of the railway and you could be right at the heart of it. Find out more about our Railway Upgrade Plan.

Apprentice Profiles

Our apprentices talk about their experiences and the different career paths on offer

What it’s like to be a Network Rail apprentice

Your career path

Whichever career path you choose, you'll be working to transform this vast network of rail, signals, electrified lines and telecommunications to get them ready for the future. And all the while you’ll be building experience that will set you up for the future too.

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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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Ready to make your application?
The Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme is open to anyone who will be aged 18 by 29 September 2018. There is no upper age limit.

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