Engineering Technician at Network Rail

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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


Maintaining and Fault Finding on all railway signalling equipment.

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


Yes, the apprenticeship scheme developed and taught me many new skills which I put to use regularly in the workplace.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Overall it was very good with some negatives however.

4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?


On a lower level and by my immediate managers, very. But the very up the chain you look, the less valued I feel.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well. First Year requires some ammendments howeer.

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


As much as you needed.

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


As much as you needed.

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


It covers the costs for myself fairly. An increase would be welcome so that young people can try to build for the future as well as afford to live.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?



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


9b. Why? *

Apprenticeship scheme offers you all the training you need. There is good job security and plenty future opportunities.

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

Keep your head down and work hard. In Years 2 and 3, get the reports done ASAP and then you will feel the benefits towards the end of the scheme.

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