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Apprenticeship standard: network operations

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the transport sector.


Apprenticeship standard for network operations

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks over the course of this parliament.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the network operations standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact:

The standard for network operations was developed by:

  • Virgin Trains
  • Northern Rail
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Transport for London (TfL)
  • South Eastern Railway
  • First Group PLC
  • Southwest Trains
  • Stagecoach
  • First Great Western
  • Crossrail
  • Berrys Coaches
  • Webber Bus
  • Merseytravel
  • Arriva Plc
  • Atkins
  • Arup
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • CH2MHill
  • Curtins
  • Highways Agency
  • Hyder Consulting
  • Leeds City Council
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Odyssey Markides
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Peter Brett Associates
  • WSP
  • Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation
  • Transport Planning Society