Signalling Apprentice at Network Rail

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£12,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2015

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


The first 9 months of the apprentiship is spent down at HMS Sultan in Gosport leaning electrical principles, maths, fault finding and several other subjects to help you progress when you start on the railway. Following this nine months each apprentice goes to their respective depots for a number of placements. I'm a signalling apprentice and have been working with the maintenance and faulting teams for the best part of a year.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have, learnt how to fault find and how to maintain certain assests on the railway.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


the program is very enjoyable. I enjoy working with all he differant teams and leaning new things on a day to day basis.

4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?


The company wants to progress apprenties to become the next managers on the railway, so yes i feel valued.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It is very well organised, with regular email updates and deadlines for everthing.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Every 12 weeks I have a review with my line manager and I get all the support i could ask for.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Every 12 weeks I have a review with my line manager and I get all the support i could ask for.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I feel very lucky to be in a position were I can learn and earn money. So my salary makes me very happy.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


In the third year we spend 1 week in the county side on an expedition with the ILM team.

9a. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

The apprentiship has helped me progress so yes.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail? *

Be confident and get well ahead on your assignaments.

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