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Railway Engineering Apprentice

Job Reference:

Job Location:
Leicester, Leicestershire

30 hours per week initially

£2.73 per hour (Apprenticeship)

Based in Leicester

Full Time Apprenticeship


Job Description:

ARC Academy is currently recruiting for Railway Engineering Apprentices to join their team in Leicester.

You don’t need to have any previous experience of working in the Railway Industry or as a Railway Engineer as full training and support is provided by this employer and the expert Apprenticeship Training provision at ARC Academy.

This is a Rail Apprenticeship job opportunity so you will be working towards a Level 2 QCF Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance.

The Role

You will complete a 3 month induction period covering PTS, TIC and Small Tools. You will also gather evidence towards the QCF and Technical Certificate. Functional skills will be completed within six months of starting the apprenticeship. You will attend monthly workshops after the induction period to progress through the QCF and Technical Certificate.

You will need to be committed to learning and gaining new knowledge, motivated to develop yourself and progress through the career ladder. You must be able to work as part of a team and adhere to health and safety rules of the track. You must have the ability to listen to feedback and follow direction.

Once you have achieved the apprenticeship, you may be required to work shift patterns including weekends.

The job can be based at various locations on the railway track.

Work Experience

A minimum of 10 weeks real working experience on the live heritage sites covering all types of activities that you will come across in relation to track maintenance, you will be mentored during this period by a highly experienced supervisor.

Final stage:

Assessed as competent and released to the work force to complete the remaining 8 months of your apprenticeship with your employer, receiving mentorship from an ARC qualified assessor every 4 weeks. You will be assessed against the National Occupational Standards and feedback will be provided on strengths, weaknesses and Training Needs.


An extensive work-based induction programme including full training plan, continuous coaching and mentoring and regular one to ones including formal reviews, development of core skills, time management, punctuality and progression to higher level qualification.

Apprenticeship training will include:

• Level 2 QCF Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance City and Guilds
• Functional Skills level 1 in English and Maths if required
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Level 2 Certificate in Underpinning knowledge Railway engineering City and Guilds:

Unit001 Engineering Industry
Unit 002 Engineering Technology
Unit 003 Maintenance Technology
Unit 004 Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment

This provides learners with all knowledge required to develop their performance skills of the track.

Railway competencies:

• PTS and TIC - certified
• Small Tools Training - certified

Qualifications required

No qualifications are required as full training is provided

Learning Provider Description

What is so different about ARC Academy UK LTD? Well, we’re different from most training providers. ARC Academy UK LTD works with a network of key employers to create a programme which is unique to their sector of work and built around their vision and their business needs. We are experts in Railway and Construction vocational training and specialise in developing training programmes to deliver qualifications key to any business.

Job Ref: APP0154
Post Title: Railway Engineering Apprentice
Location: Leicester
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £2.73 per hour
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £2.73 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. 
Type: Full Time Apprenticeship

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