Rail Engineering Technician – Learner Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is for…

…those working, or aspiring to work,  on site, in a rail depot or in a technical office. 


Rail Engineering Technicians provide technical support to engineers working on the rail network and trains. Those working within the occupation of Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of The Railway to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers. The Rail Industry has a high level of safety critical work activities requiring a disciplined and responsible approach.

Key information

Level: 3

Duration: 36 Months

This standard is ideal for

New hires
Aspiring staff in the other roles
Existing staff

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Employers who recruit candidates without English or Maths at Grade C or above must ensure that the candidate achieves a Level 2 equivalent standard prior to taking the end point assessment. 

Example knowledge, skills and behaviours

•   The scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical and design principles that are required to support the maintenance, renewal and construction of The Railway. 

•    Keep themselves and others safe by adhering to safe working practices.  

•    Understand and comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, including safe access to work locations. 

•    Work reliably and safely, often without close supervision, to approved industry standards and safe working practices.


“I have learned so many new skills and gained so much experience and knowledge from my apprenticeship with Educationwise Academy. My tutor Duncan has played a massive role in supporting me.”

Abdul Mowoevvv  – L2 Community Activator Coach

“A great range of courses available that fit the needs of our business, and the growth and development of it. Knowledgeable tutors with a solid background in the courses they lead, sharing of practical examples with learner’s enabling them to develop understanding further.”- Nick Eccles, SB Sports.”

Nick Eccles – SB Sports

“Having that link between the business and the education helped so much. I have learnt a lot especially once I had the hang of what was expected and how to get work to assist in managing my time and not being overloaded.”

Lauren F – CSHO Apprentice