Rail engineering (track) apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the rail engineering (track) sector.

The UK has the world’s oldest railway network. Maintaining it requires skilled engineers to look after the many signals, tracks, lights and trains that make up this complex system.

Training opportunities

This apprenticeship covers many areas of the rail industry:

  • passenger rail services
  • rail freight services
  • controlling train movements
  • railway infrastructure.

This includes work in national rail services, the London Underground, European rail services and light rail services (including trams). You could be doing many things, from fixing signals to helping to maintain the tracks.

Types of apprenticeships

You can do either an intermediate level apprenticeship or an advanced level apprenticeship to train as a skilled track operative.

Apply for a rail engineering (track) apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education