Rail Apprenticeships

Course Information:

Through an apprenticeship scheme, students can benefit from a practical, hands on experience of working in railway engineering whilst gaining qualifications and earning a wage. Further enhancing your employability within the rail industry.

Applying for a railway apprenticeship is a great way to advance your career and, here at Real Skills, we supply courses for both young people and adult learners.

No matter which career path you choose in the rail industry, our railway apprenticeships allow you to earn whilst you learn – providing you with broad foundations and invaluable experience across the industry, opening you up to numerous rail careers. We can help you to get the skills you need to get started.

In offering a wide range of rail apprenticeships, our expert trainers can help to develop rail-focused engineering skills for life. We make sure candidates have the best opportunities – building on knowledge and experience.

Entry requirements: To be accepted onto one of our apprenticeship programmes you will need to complete a pre-apprenticeship. Please contact us for details of how to apply. Once you have been accepted you will need to pass a Medical and Drugs & Alcohol examination, which everyone has to have to work in the Railway Industry.


To apply for one of our railway apprenticeships, you need to complete a pre-apprenticeship, and to be accepted on our training scheme, we request the following:

  • medical, drugs and alcohol examination
  • GCSE Maths and English – level C and above or equivalent
  • availability to work shifts – weekends, nights, bank holidays, etc.
  • enthusiastic
  • team player
  • punctual
  • positive approach to work and enthusiasm to learn
  • good verbal and written communication skills

Course objectives: Our railway engineering apprenticeships allow students of all ages and abilities to benefit from practical, hands-on experience. Applying for one of our apprentice schemes, will enhance your employability within the rail industry and furnish you with knowledge of:

  • Using safe and effective working practices
  • Personal Track Safety when working on or near the line
  • Track Induction
  • Dismantling and installation of railway assets and components
  • Preparation and safe use of tools and equipment
  • Manual and mechanical lifting and moving techniques
  • Effective methods of communication
  • Application of analytical methods to engineering situations
  • Application of fault finding techniques
  • Inspection of railway infrastructure
  • Uses, requirements and properties of engineering materials


Our rail engineering apprenticeships provide you with a real insight into what a career within the rail industry is really like. Our experienced trainers will share their expertise to enrich your knowledge and understanding.

After 3 years on our apprenticeship scheme, you will be able to work within the railway sector as a competent track person, having achieved the NVQ Level 3 qualification in railway engineering and vital skills.

How to apply

For more information about how to apply for rail apprenticeships, please contact us by completing the online enquiry form.

For more information about our rail engineering apprenticeships, call 0151 257 6969 or email info@real-skills.co.uk. On hand 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, we will do everything we can to help.

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