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Rail Engineering Technician Apprentice Level 3, Central Rivers, Barton Under Needwood ALSTOM TRANSPORT UK LIMITED

The depot carries out various maintenance and overhaul activities. Maintenance activities range from daily safety inspections, routine exams, corrective maintenance and reliability modifications. We also specialise in hotel standards work, which includes all customer facing defect inside and outside of the train i.e. Paint repairs.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will undertake a planned rotation within appropriate departments in order to gain the skills, and competence to complete the Standard requirements. In addition you will attend education both part time and on block release to achieve the Knowledge, Behaviours and, Competencies as required by the apprenticeship. Attendance outside of standard work patterns should be expected.
  • Become trained and competent in carrying out daily and safety exams Carry out general depot duties e.g.Line of Routes
  • Provide technical support to the depot teams in the provision of primary fault finding/reporting
  • Be responsible for managing the 5S standards across the depot
  • Provide corrective maintenance (Electrical or Mechanical)
  • Provide preventative maintenance (Electrical or Mechanical)
  • Provide secondary fault finding
  • Positioning of fault data into shared drive facility
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the Train Care Centre quality and safety procedures
  • Ensure work is performed in a safe and effective manner and in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), Electricity at Work Regulations (1989), Railway Group Standards, and relevant Alstom Procedures.

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

  • Training will take place on block release at College
  • Mandatory and role specific training will take place at the depot
  • You will complete the Rail Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship standard which will include a knowledge and a competency qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On successful completion of your Apprenticeship subject to business need we would expect to put you into your first role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 Subjects including Maths, English & Science (Grade 5 to 9) Essential

About the employer

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading engineering company where you will be working alongside qualified and experienced staff. Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.




Central Rivers

Barton Under Needwood

DE13 8ES

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Rail engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2023