Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Rail Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - WSP Rail Team, Manchester WSP UK LIMITED

We can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting engineering and design projects. We invest in your learning and development and value the ideas and innovation you could bring to our team. So, if you’re ready, we can’t wait to get you involved! Duties include managing integrated safe design, construction, installation, maintenance, renewal, or decommissioning and producing site layout drawings using specialist software.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

    Plus 2 paid days a year for volunteering, cheaper gym memberships & Tastecards , discounts with selected high street retailers, 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), WSP's Cycle to Work Scheme, reduced rates on gadget insurance and other benefits.

  • Working week

    This would be a permanent position working Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Exact working hours are agreed with your line manager, however an example of standard hours is 09:00am – 17:30pm with one hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000116336

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Rail Engineering degree apprentice based in our Manchester office, you will assist in supporting engineers in the production of designs for railway enhancements.

Typical tasks will include:

  • Obtaining record information
  • Producing site layout drawings using specialist software (which you will be trained in the use of)
  • Calculations to provide power for the line
  • Where practical, you’ll get the opportunity to carry out site inspections and see the projects come to life

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

You will attend London South Bank University to study a Rail Engineering degree apprenticeship (on a block release basis) and gain a BEng, and the opportunity to gain your Incorporated Engineer status with your chosen professional institution. You will also be enrolled onto a bespoke internal development programme to support you to attain the knowledge, skills and behaviour that will help you successfully achieve your apprenticeship. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As this is a permanent position, after gaining your degree, WSP will continue to be committed to your learning and development throughout your career with us. You will have the opportunity to work towards gaining chartered status with your chosen institution, as well as the opportunity to pursue your further study and training goals.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English, Maths, Science (Grade Level 5 or above (6 Maths)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels to Include either Maths and Science (Grade Grade BBB or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent L3 to include Maths or Physical Sciences (Grade Grade DDM or above) Desired

About the employer

As one of the world’s leading engineering consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future. We engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We’ve been involved in many high-profile projects like The Shard, Crossrail, M1 Smart Motorway and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.

Employer

WSP UK LIMITED

Address

8 First Street

M15 4RP

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training

Training provider

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY

Apprenticeship standard

Rail and rail systems senior engineer (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


Employer's Application Instructions

We have a three-stage application process, first you will complete a structured application form that will be reviewed by our team. If you are successful at that stage, you will move on to complete a Behavioural Based Assessment, in the form of a series of games and puzzles you will work through on your phone or computer. If you are successful at this stage, you will then move on to an interview or recruitment event with the team you would be working with.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 May 2023