Apprenticeship - Rail Engineering Level 2

Competitive salary


London, UK

The Apprenticeships Team

Ref No: TG01_1637150345

Railway Engineering Level 2

London and South East

Do you want to earn while you learn, so you can gain an industry-specific qualification without needing a student loan? Do you have an interest in the construction infrastructure sector? If the answers are yes then look no further. Whether you are looking to start or change your career, an apprenticeship is a perfect opportunity to join the growing infrastructure industry.

Why join McGinley Support Services?

As one of the UK's largest labour providers, our bespoke multi-disciplined apprenticeship has been specifically designed to give you a variety of skills and knowledge, resulting in a more diverse and broader career progression route. We have and will continue to secure long-term contracts that guarantee a future in a growing sector, supported by a professional and expanding team.

What's in it for you?

Our 13 month Rail Engineering Operative Apprenticeship has been designed so you will become multi-disciplined in P-Way track work and London Underground , gaining a wider variety of skills and knowledge, resulting in a more diverse and broader career progression route.
Over the 13 months, you will take part in classroom-based learning, onsite learning and assessments. All classroom based learning will be in Enfield, North London.

Apprenticeship Benefits
*Gain and develop new skills with on-the-job training
*Earn while you learn
*Be part of an ever-growing industry with excellent career prospects
*Secure employment
*Obtain a practical qualification
*Work towards a nationally-recognised qualification
What qualifications will I achieve?
*Level 2 Certificate as a Rail Engineering
*Level 2 in Maths and English
*As well as specific rail training; PTS, AC, DCCR, ICI, Track Induction, OLEC 1, LU ICI, LU Basic Track Awareness and a large variety of small tools and plant hours
*Further training will be available throughout the apprenticeship

You will be contracted to a minimum of 30 hours per week which will be a combination of training and work placements. You can expect to be able work more placements in a week which will give you the ability to earn more. A typical working week is on average 45 hours per week.

When the railway slows down we work, so the working hours are predominantly nights and weekends. This is not a 9-5 weekday job.

Personal specification
*A desire to work varied shift patterns outdoors in all weathers (nights, weekends and bank holidays)
*Committed to a minimum of 13 months programme
*You should have good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team
*A good attitude towards learning and a self-disciplined, self-motivated, proactive approach
*Have an understanding of the importance to follow instructions, policies and procedures in a safety-critical environment
*Driving License will be an advantage but not essential

Entry requirements
This apprenticeship is open to all candidates over the age of 18. We particularly encourage applications from women, who are currently under-represented within the rail industry. All female applicants will be guaranteed an interview.

Want to find out more?

McGinley will be holding an information session on Thursday 25th November 2021 at 11am where you will be able to meet members of our team and current apprentices to find out what the job is really like. To register your interest please email
How do I apply?

We only have 10 spaces on this apprentice course therefore early application is advised. Interviews will be taking places via video conferencing on the 6th and 7th December 2021.
Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you want to apply for this opportunity to our apprenticeships team at

McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community. We particularly encourage applications from women, those with a disability (that is permissible to a safety-critical environment) and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the infrastructure industries.

We have a fair and comprehensive selection procedure. We regret that if you have not been contacted within five working days that your application for this position has been unsuccessful. However, please check your junk email folder to ensure that an email from us hasn't been blocked by your spam filter. We receive many CVs and are unable to enter into telephone conversations until we have completed our initial selection procedure.

McGinley Support Services is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, having responsibility for dependants, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.

McGinley Support Services is committed to making reasonable adjustments in order for all candidates who are successfully put through to the interview stage to be able to attend.

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