Many people working in rail start with an apprenticeship.
This allows you to:
- Combine on-the-job training with classroom learning.
- Study from intermediate (GCSE equivalent) to degree level.
- Earn at least the National Minimum Wage while you train.
Apprenticeships take between one and six years to complete, and there’s several types of apprenticeships. Finding the right course for you will depend on existing experience, qualifications, and your choice of job role.
Each apprenticeship will have different entry requirements depending on your chosen role and level.
When your apprenticeship is complete and you’ve gained your qualifications, your employer may offer you a full-time position or discuss a higher-level apprenticeship.
Whether you want to work in finance, engineering, customer service, management – there’s plenty of apprenticeship paths available in rail.
If you’re hungry for more information, see a list of apprenticeship schemes in rail here: