Track Apprentice at Network Rail

Start Date:
Gosport Nationwide
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£8,618 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:


In Year one you are based down in Gosport. In this year you will most the theory work to give you the engineering knowledge. In Year 2 and 3 it is more work based working with the team to maintain the rail infrastructure

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


I have learnt many new skills for example things such as MMD and Surveying which I never thought I would ever do but really enjoyed it and this course has turned me into a smarter person.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy this program I get to meet new people from around the UK and learn new skills and become qualified in a trade I want to work in. It has made me stronger as a person and has helped me feel better about myself

4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?


I feel very valued by Network Rail as I feel they think that everyone has talent and that I am a needed individual and how they want me to help them suceed.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The program is excellently organised I have known through out the scheme what I am doing and when im doing it. The program is structured to help you and your needs and is at a good pace.

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


The training provider is good at giving us support as well as the VLE all the teachers are happy to help you if you need help and they want you to succede in the working environment.

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


Our Employer supports us financially and oversees the training is to the correct standard and if there is a problem they will help you out to overcome it.

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


The Salary is very good as we do not have to pay for accomadation or food so what we have at the end of the month when we are paid is ours. The pay has made be be able to go on holiday with my friends and treat myself.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many opportunities that are presented to us such as doing a half marathon, football or if you arent that sporty you can do things such as first aid competitions or trips to thorpe park etc.

9. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend?


9b. Why?

It is a great experiance that will further your career and you get to meet amazing new people which you will end up being friends for life with.

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

Be yourself, Be confident with who you are and prove that you want to be on the scheme

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