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Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship GOVIA THAMESLINK RAILWAY LIMITED

Govia Thameslink Railway's four-year apprenticeship programme is a great opportunity to earn and learn at the UK's biggest train operating company.

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

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Closing date: 28 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Yearly incremental increases, free travel on GTR services 75% discounts on other rail services, final salary pension, other benefit packages - retail/leisure

  • Working week

    Year one will be college based - the remainder of the apprenticeship will be 9 - 5 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our four-year engineering apprenticeship is a great chance to learn on the job, earning a real salary while you do. You'll gain a nationally recognised qualification with great career prospects.

In the depot, you'll learn a wide range of mechanical, electrical and electronic skills. You will learn fault finding, testing, maintenance and repair, all backed up by college study to make sure that everything makes sense.

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

At the end of this apprenticeship, learners will receive a level 3 Rail Engineering Technician qualification.

GTR's engineering depots are based at Battersea, Brighton, Hornsey and Selhurst with training taking place at all of them.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of the apprenticeship, learners can keep on the path of Service Engineer or take the more technical route into completing project work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & a Science (or equivalent) (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

We're not looking for previous knowledge or experience of engineering or the railway – just commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn

About the employer

We're the biggest train operating company in the UK. Our people choose to work here because of what we can offer you and your career. We're investing in our people, ensuring they have market leading skills. We're working closely with our communities to ensure that we're having a positive impact on the world around us. We run trains every day of the year and we need a great team to make that happen.




Selhurst Railway Station

Selhurst Road

SE25 6LH

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Rail engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Selection and assessments for these roles will commence in October 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Assessments for this role are expected to be completed by January 2022 although we reserve the right to close the role early should suitable applicants be found in advance of this date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Nov 2021