Rolling Stock Apprentice DB Cargo UK Limited

At DB Cargo UK, we're looking for a Fitter to join our Wagon Maintenance Team at Stoke. As a Wagon Fitter, you'll be responsible for maintaining, overhauling and refurbishing rolling stock in accordance with the relevant regime and specifications. Due to Health and Safety, the apprentice will need to be at least 18 years old.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 7am - 4:30pm (Friday - College release day)

    Total hours per week: 42.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To maintain/overhaul and refurbish rolling stock in accordance with the relevant regime and specification. 
  • This includes but is not limited to – fault finding, rectification work, damage repairs, modification and work arising.
  • To ensure that stock levels are kept and stock is stored correctly.
  • To order/reorder stock as required.
  • To carry out damage reports/overload inspections on behalf of the customer and provide all documentation including photographs when required.
  • To submit quotes and final costs for 3rd party work.
  • Complete all relevant documentation relating to all work carried out on any rolling stock vehicle.
  • To correctly file/store all rolling stock documentation.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (Knowledge)
  • Functional Skills in English and/or Maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate, there may be good internal promotion opportunities to Team Leader, Supervisor, etc., and/or opportunities to move between departments.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Enthusiatic to learn, Interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English or Maths (Grade 3 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, will move to a Mon-Thurs working week with potential of overtime on Fridays. Apprentice must be at least 18 years old due to Health and Safety.

About the employer

We provide freight, infrastructure and passenger charter trains throughout the UK, and freight services to and from mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. We also provide traction and train crew for scheduled passenger operators.


DB Cargo UK Limited


Whieldon Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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