Railway engineering design technician

Railway engineering design technician

“A railway engineering design technician provides technical support to engineers who design infrastructure and systems for railways”

A railway engineering design technician provides 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. As an apprentice, you’ll be able to specialise in a particular discipline or have a broader skills base. Your work will focus on design, analysis, planning and site engineering. Your tasks will include site surveys; producing design drawings and assisting in the development of technical solutions; using software systems for data gathering, analysis and design; project management and setting deadlines; and taking responsibility for checking the progress and quality of specified technical aspects of construction work on site.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs, including maths, English and science, or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A levels

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum