New apprenticeships Railway Engineering Design Technician

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This apprenticeship is designed as a three year programme, to prepare learners new in their job role, to become fully competent as Design Technicians in the Railway Industry.

It is endorsed by Professional Bodies Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Railway Engineering Design Technicians provide technical support to engineers who design infrastructure and systems for railways. The engineering disciplines involved include signalling, rolling stock, track, systems, civil engineering, communications, electrification and electrical plant. Some may have a broad skills base and others may specialise in a particular discipline.

It is suitable for learners with no prior experience in their job role, as the apprenticeship includes a taught knowledge qualification and a programme to develop and assess the required skills and behaviours.

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Mandatory requirements

In order to meet the apprenticeship standards, apprentices must:

  • Minimum of Level 1 English
  • Minimum of Level 1 Maths


There is a recommended qualification.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering


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