Network Rail opens apprenticeship scheme as £4bn investment in Scotland continues

Network Rail engineers renewing track at Aviemore.
(Network Rail)

NETWORK Rail has opened its engineering apprenticeship programme with roles available in the Highlands.

It comes midway through a £4 billion investment by the organisation to maintain, enhance and operate Scotland’s railway.

Applicants from all over Scotland are being invited to apply for the apprenticeships in Inverness and Helmsdale. Successful applicants will receive training and on-the-job experience.

After an initial period of online and residential training, Network Rail said the apprentices will then join a depot close to home and be assigned a specialist pathway.

Rachel Hollinger, apprentice, graduate assessment and induction manager at Network Rail, said, “The rail industry is going through one of the largest transformations ever and our engineering apprentices are crucial as we build back better from Covid-19. All Network Rail apprentices gain valuable skills, experience, and nationally recognised qualifications over three years, while being supported by expert colleagues, allowing them to thrive in the rail industry.

“And after completing our apprenticeship scheme all of our apprentices are perfectly set up to take the next step on their career journeys.”

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