Network rail apprenticeship scheme now open

Network Rail is recruiting for future rail leaders through our apprenticeship scheme. Applications are now open for a September 2020 start and will close when all places have been filled.

We would be grateful if you could share this information with your contacts and publicise on your communication channels to help us raise awareness about the apprenticeship scheme.

Our apprentices receive expert training, earn while they learn and develop skills for life. What’s more, they have the opportunity to build a career at one of Britain’s biggest employers.

Applicants will need to be available to start their apprenticeship scheme with us on 29th September 2020 if they apply for this intake.

We currently 26 Apprentice positions at various locations throughout Scotland.  

Whichever career path the apprentice takes, they’ll spend their first 24 weeks at Westwood, Network Rails’ training centre in Coventry developing the technical knowhow and leadership abilities they’ll need for the many exciting challenges ahead. During this time, apprentices will also have periods of time away from Westwood to carry out additional training. For example, they will visit their depot/route for a local route induction and meet their teams.

For the rest of the programme apprentices will be able to put their training into practice and will join an engineering team at a depot close to home. They’ll be out and about on the network, learning alongside more experienced colleagues. Apprentices can specify a preferred depot close to home at application stage, however it should be noted that we recruit based on demand of discipline and delivery needs. 

A Network Rail apprenticeship is just the beginning of an exciting career journey that can lead to varied career options.

For further information about the Network Rail apprenticeship Scheme please visit our website, email the apprentice recruitment team at  or post a question via our Facebook page (NetworkRailCareers)

Candidates can also WhatsApp our virtual careers advisor with any questions they may have: 07789336038