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Apprentice Rail Systems Engineer BECHTEL LIMITED

Our Apprenticeship Programme will allow you to grow and develop as part of our ‘Early Career Hire’ Talent pipeline within our Engineering team, through our Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering. This will provide you with the experience, training and support needed to become an Engineer.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Some of the roles and responsibilities will include:

·       Supporting the team to deliver safe and affordable design solutions that meet requirements.

·       Support from the Civil Design and Environmental Services Consultant (CDES) preparing the Rail Systems scope, drawing on expertise from within HS2 informing and supporting the minimum delivering design work that complies with requirements.

·       Identify and assess design risks within the project.

·       Ensure technical submissions comply with the accepted format and design requirements.

·       Provide technical engineering input, designs, documentation, and responses supporting the hybrid bill through parliament including additional provisions, freedom of information requests, and technical requests.

·       Attend public consultation and planning forums, working with local communities identifying priorities.

·       Support Senior Area Engineer in liaising with external stakeholders fully capturing their input and balance that with the overall HS2 business and technical requirements.

·       Explore opportunities for developing local community benefits and solutions under the direction of the Area Manager.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be working towards a Level 6 Rail Systems Engineering Apprenticeship Degree.

Training will be four days a week on the project and one day a week at college.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The expected career progression is:

·       Become a qualified Engineer.

·       Extend your qualifications by taking on further postgraduate study.

·       Join our Chartership Programme to achieve your Chartered status with Institution of Engineering and Technology.



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


A Level or equivalent Maths, Physical Science and one other subject (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

This role will be predominantly office based but will be based on the project. There will be a requirement at times to be outdoors on a construction site inspecting and monitoring the engineering works as the project progresses.

About the employer

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals.




Two Snowhill

Snow Hill Queensway


B4 6GA


Peter Miller

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Rail and rail systems senior engineer (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

An online application is made with the submission of a CV. For applicants taken to interview stage, the interview will be held virtually. The interviews will use behavioral questioning. Second stage interviews may take place.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Aug 2022