Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Level 3

Shape the future of your workforce

Providing Technical Support for Rail Engineers

Rail Engineering Technicians provide technical support to Rail Engineers. Apprentices will undertake the core learning and also specialise in Traction & Rolling Stock.

Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of The Railway to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers. A high level of safety critical work is involved in Rail Engineering, therefore activities require a disciplined and responsible approach.

Qualitrain Engineering Academy delivers one Specialist specific option:

Traction & Rolling Stock (T&RS)

Core Knowledge
Apprentices will learn the following core knowledge:
Core Skills
Apprentices will learn the following core skills:
Specific Knowledge & Skills
Traction & Rolling Stock

Understanding of vehicle design, construction, maintenance and operation. Working knowledge of the traction and rolling stock systems, sub systems and components which include mechanical, electrical, process controller and fluid power equipment. Systems include traction, wheel sets, brakes, train protection, air conditioning and ventilation, customer information, doors, vehicle trim and fittings Able to find, diagnose and correct faults, identify potential faults & defects within electrical circuits and maintain and renew a range of types of traction and rolling stock. Able to use a range of fastenings including crimping and torque correctly.

Entry Requirements

There are no official entry requirements for this qualification, however individual employers are able to set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.

Level 3 Apprenticeship
Additional Information

Route: Engineering and manufacturing

Minimum duration to gateway: 36 months (this does not include EPA period)

Maximum funding: £24000