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Apprentice Locomotive Technician HARRY NEEDLE RAILROAD CO LTD

The Apprentice will work alongside experienced colleagues to carry out testing, fault finding and rectification of locomotives, plus the static testing of locomotives on the loadbank in accordance with the Companies and Customers Technical specifications and procedures, plus the Rail recognised Industry Standards in a safe and efficient manner.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,000.00

  • Working week

    The apprentice will be expected to work Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000066933

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The apprentice Locomotive Technician will be expected to prepare the locomotive and surrounding area for the testing, fault finding and rectification to ensure all colleagues are aware of the work being carried out and are protected from entering the site and locomotive whilst under test.
  • The apprentice will learn how to carry out a planned fault-finding procedure sequence to ensure all systems are checked and proven in a logical manner.
  • To report and record any non – compliance with the vehicles VMOI.
  • Repair to ensure component parts when tested meets with the VMOI criteria.
  • To be prepared to travel to site (national) to carryout fault finding tasks with experienced colleagues as and when required.
  • To comply with on-site requirements to meet their criteria of a safe system of work.
  • Ensure all work is undertaken in accordance with the Companies and Customers Technical specifications and procedures, plus the Rail recognised Industry Standards.
  • Apprentice will in time be accountable to ensure all work sheets are legible, completed, signed off and available for examination.
  • Ensure all activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner.

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

  • The apprentice will undertake the Level 4 Railway Enigneering Advanced Technician apprenticeship standard
  • The apprentice will attend the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (Doncaster Campus) on day release
  • Other industry relevant training will be provided as required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the appiclant would be considered for a full-time position and potential to enrol onto Level 5 Rail & Rail Systems apprenticeship or alternative pathways dependent on the needs of the business.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Interest in railways

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Level 3 Electrical/Mechanical/Rail engineering (Grade Pass) Desired
A Level or equivalent Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

As part of the HNRC team, the apprentice will learn various maintenance and overhaul skills on a wide range of locomotives and learn the various standards and quality requirements of the rail industry and the company to complete these tasks. As such applicants should be prepared to travel to site (national) to carryout fault finding tasks with experienced colleagues as and when required.

About the employer

Harry Needle Railroad company Ltd is a leading storage, leasing and maintenance company based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. With sites in Staveley & Worksop. Such has been the growth of the company that we have recently expanded wit the acquisition of a 15 acre site in Workshop, including wagon repair depot from DG Cargo ltd for Light & heavy locomotive maintenance, alongside cold and warm storage for rolling stock. The company serves a wealth of customer and rail sites across the UK, having development a workforce of industry experts, with the ability to provide exceptional technical knowledge and service.

Employer

HARRY NEEDLE RAILROAD CO LTD

Address

Harry Needle Railroad Company Ltd

Rail Maintenance Depot

Babbage Way (Off Sandy Lane)

S80 1UQ

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Training

Training provider

NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR ADVANCED TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Contact

Apprenticeship recruitment team

enquiries@ncati.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Rail engineering advanced technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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