Network Rail Apprenticeships

About this apprentice employer

Join us for three fascinating, surprising and career-advancing years as an apprentice

Expert training, earn while you learn and a lifetime of engineering possibilities. When you're transforming Britain's vast railway network, you get more than just an education. Over three fascinating, surprising, career-advancing years as an apprentice, you'll gain the kind of skills that can set you up for life.

Apprenticeships at Network Rail – more than just an education

You'll have three amazing years on our apprenticeship scheme. Your first 21 weeks will be spent living and learning at Westwood, our training centre in the Midlands. The rest of your scheme will be spent working from a depot close to home. Specialising in electrification and plant, overhead lines, signalling, telecoms, track or off track, you’ll receive expert training.

Whichever career path you follow, you'll spend your first 21 weeks at Westwood developing the technical knowhow and leadership ability you’ll need for the many exciting challenges ahead.

You'll be working towards an NVQ Level 2 , ILM Level 2 and Level 3 Engineering Award so there'll be a mix of academic work as well as hands-on practical experience.


  • NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations#
  • Level 3 Engineering Award
  • Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Level 2