This Modern Apprenticeship helps you train employees as new entrants, but also provides a way for people already in the role to upgrade their skills. There's a choice of three pathways, offering real scope for employee progression.
Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6. Their qualification will include:
Rail Engineering: Electrification Construction Maintenance at SQCF Level 6
Rail Engineering: Signalling and Telecoms at SQCF Level 6
Permanent Way Installation and Maintenance at SQCF Level 6
There are no specific sector requirements to get on to this Modern Apprenticeship. Individual candidates may find it useful to do basic skills-off-the-job courses. This could help in using hand tools or showing they understand safety and regulations.
Progression and development
After they complete this apprenticeship, employees can do SCQF qualifications at a higher level. This includes the engineering technical apprenticeship. They could also access other vocational and academic qualifications.
How does it work?
Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.
Cost and funding
We contribute towards training costs
We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.
The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.
An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.
Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.
Who pays the apprentice?
Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
How long will it take?
It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.