Further education and skills – guidance

Apprenticeship standard: rail engineering operative (approved for delivery)

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

Documents

Apprenticeship standard for a rail engineering operative

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Assessment plan for a rail engineering operative

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Detail

This document is relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is ready to use.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the rail engineering operative standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contact: sue.gill@nsare.org.

The standard for a rail engineering operative was developed by:

  • Alstom Transport UK Limited
  • Amey
  • Babcock International Group – Network Engineering
  • Carillion plc
  • DB Schenker Rail UK Limited
  • DEG Signal Ltd
  • Eurostar International Ltd
  • High Speed Two Limited
  • Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd
  • Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Limited
  • MGB Engineering Ltd
  • Network Rail
  • Siemens Rail Systems
  • Siemens Rail
  • Automation Holdings Limited
  • Signalling Solutions Ltd
  • Stagecoach South Western Trains Limited
  • Telent Technology Services Ltd
  • Transport for London
  • VolkerRail Ltd
  • National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE)

Funding information for employers and training organisations

Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 4

Maximum core government contribution: £8,000

Read the funding rules for apprenticeship standards for further information.