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Rail Engineering Design Technician Apprentice (Electrical) AECOM LIMITED

We are looking for an Apprentice to join our E&P team in York. As leaders in the sector, our E&P teams provide challenging opportunities in an ever-evolving industry. Our projects are providing improved connectivity for communities and improving the experience of rail commuters.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.30 – 5.30pm one hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

With both international and domestic clients we are committed to providing quality, innovative and sustainable solutions using the latest technology in Electrical engineering whilst taking advantage of our integrated range of services by collaborating with other disciplines across AECOM. We are looking for ambitious, hardworking, enthusiastic apprentice who has computational, mathematical and design skills. Successful candidate will work on a variety of projects from concept design to implementation for clients who operate either locally, nationally or internationally.

Some recent examples of our works include South Rail Systems Alliance, Northumberland line project, Darlington station enhancement etc.

You will use industry leading computer software while working on a variety of different expertise including:

  • Contributing to providing design solutions to problem
  • Production of CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings
  • Assisting with site visits to collect information and provide design support
  • Supporting the administration of projects
  • Assisting with data review and analysis
  • Working towards achieving Engineering Technician (EngTech) status

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

Level 3 Railway Engineering Design Technician Standard

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma which will deliver most of the knowledge components of the Apprenticeship - this will be delivered by York College on a day release basis over 2 years.
  • A portfolio of evidence which will capture the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the workplace and, through a series of regular short reports, demonstrate how they have integrated the knowledge and skills they have acquired to contribute to a work place project.
  • The End Point Assessment which will be carried out by the relevant Professional Engineering Institution and will be based on two elements: A Technical Project with report and presentation and a Professional Discussion (underpinned by the portfolio of Competence based evidence)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Our ADVANCE development programme is designed to help you become your best self with training opportunities to continuously develop your skills and enhance your career. You will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies at college or university, on a day-release, block-release or distance learning basis, fully funded by AECOM.

Professional accreditation is a key component of your development and also important for AECOM’s business success, so we will also fully support you towards accreditation with the relevant professional institute.

ADVANCE’ is a 2.5 year blended learning programme promoting collaboration across all AECOM disciplines, ensuring that our apprentices network with and learn from other apprentices across the UKI business. This includes:

  • Induction to introduce you to AECOM and some of our senior leaders, and to give you a detailed overview of the AECOM business and ‘ADVANCE’
  • An Outward Bound week to develop some core behavioural competencies
  • Training events to develop your skills & knowledge around project delivery, managing yourself, presentation skills, and work winning
  • Online learning, and on-the-job technical development
  • Mentoring within your specific team
  • Support to become a STEM Ambassador and to make use of the 2 paid CSR days AECOM provides each year

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship, there may be scope to contine onto further training such as a Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Creative, Practical, Adaptable, Enthusiastic, Methodical approach, Committed to training


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including English (Grade Grades A*-C / 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or Above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade C or Above) Desired

About the employer

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, construction, and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. We offer strategic consultancy and multidisciplinary professional services in the Engineering & Facilities, Environment & Planning, Infrastructure, Major Projects and Project Management Construction Management sectors. Within the UK it has a team of 650 specialist rail professionals that design rail infrastructure here in the UK and overseas.




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Training provider



Nicola McGivern

Apprenticeship standard

Railway engineering design technician

Level 3 (A level)

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