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2023 apprentice opportunities

If you are searching for a career that will nurture your ambitions, VolkerRail is undertaking an apprentice recruitment drive, with a range of rail specific apprenticeships available, including engineering, signalling and electrification.

VolkerRail offers a range of site and office-based apprenticeship opportunities. Whether you’re looking to develop your industry experience, changing profession, or if you are just starting out on your career journey, our apprenticeships will see you work alongside experienced professionals, whilst undertaking classroom-based learning, through a formal college programme, to obtain a nationally recognised qualification.

Our current apprenticeship opportunities include: ·

Our apprenticeships vary in qualification levels, from level 3 (NVQ), which takes up to three years to complete, to level 6 (degree), which takes up to five years to complete; each tailored to suit the needs of the individual

Roles are based across multiple locations, including Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Leeds and London, with study undertaken at various colleges and universities.

VolkerRail will support you through training and any additional career development, and appoint a mentor, who will take an active approach to guiding you through your apprenticeship, helping to relate learning back to daily duties.

Commenting, Paul Tichiaz, HR director, said: “Providing first class apprenticeships plays a key part in helping VolkerRail bridge the skills gap within the rail sector. Once you join, we will help you build your career and provide you with the opportunities needed to develop and achieve your ambitions.”

Logan Dunn, electrician, recently completed his engineering apprenticeship and said: “Before I joined VolkerRail I was at college, but I didn’t feel like this was the right environment for me anymore, so I joined VolkerRail as an apprentice, and it was the best thing I ever did.

“An apprenticeship is the best way to learn new skills and a trade, whilst gaining real-life work experience. It also gave me a great deal of confidence, both on the job and personally, and when I completed my course, I was over the moon; it was the best feeling I had ever experienced.”

Malaika Jamil, engineering apprentice, is specialising in civil engineering, and said: “I would 100% recommend an apprenticeship, as you get lots of experience that you probably wouldn’t get if you chose university full time.

“You also get to meet new people and go out on site. It’s great to go out and look at everything up close and see all the drawings come to life.”

To learn more about each of the vacancies listed above, please click the links. Alternatively, to see what other vacancies we have to offer, please click here.

Please note, for site based positions, applicants will need to be 18 years old or older, on or before 29 September. For certain apprenticeships, applicants may be asked to attend an assessment day, which will be held in May.