Pendersons Group

Nvq Railway Engineering level 2

The UK has the world’s oldest railway network. Maintaining it requires skilled engineers to look after the many signals, tracks, lights and trains that make up this complex system. Our apprenticeship provides the necessary knowledge and understanding to enable progression into work within the rail industry and includes both classroom learning and practical experience within a simulated railway environment at our Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

The programme is ideally suited to someone who is looking for a career in the Railway Industry.

Learners will need to be physically fit as working within the railway industry requires a lot of heavy lifting and manual tasks which can be physically demanding. The railway operates 365 days a year and requires engineering staff to work outdoors at all times of the day and in all weather conditions.

On completion of the Apprenticeship, an individual may continue working as skilled Track Operatives. From this point, they can go on to become a team leader and supervisor and eventually into management positions.

Qualifications at this level can help to progress in a wide range of rail engineering roles, including:

  • Skilled track operative
  • Track inspector
  • Protection master
  • Leading track operative
  • Traction and rolling stock technician
  • Signalling technician
  • Signaller
  • Track maintenance supervisor
  • Senior technician in telecoms.

Alternatively, completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship may support progression onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Rail Engineering.

To start your apprenticeship experience Apply Here