Rail Engineering

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Rail Engineering like?

Do you want to build the crucial infrastructure of tomorrow’s world? This apprenticeship was designed to meet the current skills shortage of qualified rail engineers and provide a route into employment. 

Whether you’re a railway enthusiast or simply have a passion for design and construction, there is a job for you in Scotland’s rail engineering sector. The sector covers electrical engineering, maintenance, manufacturing, systems design, transport management and more. Build the latest railway route to connect the country. Re-engineer our diesel fleet with new electrification technology. Revitalise the railway system to keep Scotland’s trains running smoothly. 

Whatever role you choose, your skills will be in high demand in Scotland’s rail industry.

Entry requirements

You don't need specific qualifications to apply for this Modern Apprenticeship. It can be useful, though, if you can show practical experience to an employer. Some courses can teach essential abilities, such as using engineering tools safely and effectively.

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.

How long will it take?

This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 18 months to complete.

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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