Traineeship in Railway Track Engineering Operatives - London Vital Rail Ltd

This fantastic employer led opportunity for young people has been designed to support those aged 17 - 24 years, seeking railway engineering employment to gain the necessary employability skills, work experience / rail industry training and certification to enter employment with our recruiting partner employer.
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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Traineeship details

This fantastic employer led opportunity for young people has been designed to support those aged 17 - 24 years, seeking railway engineering employment to gain the necessary employability skills, work experience / rail industry training and certification to enter employment with our recruiting partner employer. 

Due to Safety Critical Working Regulations in the rail sector this vacancy is only open to applicants aged 17 - 24 years plus (those aged 17 years must turn 18 within 12 weeks of applying for this vacancy).

Young people commencing our Railway Engineering Traineeships programme will have an opportunity to undertake a real work experience placement (packed with practical experience and pre on-track railway engineering skills training including PTS and Track Induction).  Our rail delivery model is designed to support young people aged 17 - 24 years seeking sustainable employment to gain the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to move into employment or an Apprenticeship.

During the work experience element of this short programme, applicants will undertake both Network Rail specific training required by the employer.  The work experience and rail training element will be used to further assess Learners for employment post training.  Post training employment will involve weekend and nightshift working. 

NB. The rail sector has a zero tolerance policy on Alcohol & Drugs, and all Learners will undergo a Railway Medical and Alcohol & Drugs test.  It is vitally important that applicants must not have been using any recreational drugs within the last 6 months. 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have not already achieved a first full level 3 qualification;
  • They are unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week.

All Learners will undergo a Railway Medical and Alcohol & Drugs screen, it is vitally important that applicants must not have been using any recreational drugs in the past 6 months.  The rail sector has a zero tolerance policy on Drugs & Alcohol.  Acceptance to training will be subject to meeting eligibility criteria for SFA Traineeships funding support.

Training to be provided

  • Interviewed and selected by our recruiting employer to join Traineeships programme;
  • Network Rail Medical And Alcohol & Drug Screen;
  • Introduction To Railway Engineering;
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS);
  • Track Induction;
  • Level 2 Award In Employability & Personal Development;
  • English & Maths;

High quality railway engineering work experience placement (including PTS & Track Induction training).

  • Training provider

    TRAIN'D UP RAILWAY RESOURCING LIMITED

  • Contact

    Marie McGrath 01259 760680 info@traindup.org

  • Traineeship duration

    20 weeks

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Jul 2017

  • Reference number

    VAC001272393

  • Positions

    12 available


Employer

Vital Rail Ltd

Address

The Mill

Ordsall Lane, South Hall Street

Salford

Salford

M5 4TP

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Desired skills and what this will lead to

Desired skills and qualities

You'll need:

  • to be good at practical and mechanical work;
  • excellent team working skills;

an awareness of safe working practises on the railways.

  • Physically fit and able to pass a Railway Medical;
  • Be energetic and healthy, as the work is physically hard;
  • Have good hearing and colour vision;
  • Be good with their hands;
  • Cope with working in wet, cold, or very hot weather;
  • Work well as part of a team;
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility, as the smooth running of the trains and safety of passengers depends on them;
  • Be able to use tools efficiently;

Cope calmly with emergencies.

What this will lead to

Continued employment post training.