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Railway Engineering Apprenticeships

With plans to invest £25 billion to fund over 200 railway projects nationwide over the next four years, the demand for railway engineering skills has never been greater.

Highly skilled railway engineers and technicians are in high demand in East Kent, with major rail infrastructure, including the UK's only high speed rail link connecting Dover, Deal and Sandwich with London. 

The East Kent Railway has teamed up with the ARC Academy UK to offer an apprenticeship scheme that combines practical experience helping to restore a heritage railway with the technical skills needed for a career on today’s modern railway network.

The apprenticeship scheme is an excellent starting point for careers in track, traction and rolling stock, electrification, signalling and telecoms, and includes on-the-job training with formal qualification.  These include entry level qualifications such as Personal Track Safety (PTS) and Track Induction (TIC), along with NVQs, including:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge (City and Guilds)
  • Level 2 QCF Diploma in Railway Engineering Track Maintenance (City and Guilds)
  • Level 1 Functional skills in Maths and English (City and Guilds)