Operations Apprentice
GB Railfreight
Eastleigh, UK
3d ago

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10 / 5 / 2021 5 : 26 AM)


Kick start a career on the Railway and become an Operations Apprentice.

Are you safety conscious, hands-on and an outdoors person looking for an earn whilst you learn opportunity that will see you kick start a rewarding career, in a growing company.

We have some brand new Operations Apprentice opportunities based in :

  • 1 x Toton
  • 1 x Peterborough
  • 1 x Felixstowe
  • 2 x Ferme park
  • 2 x Tonbridge
  • 1 x Eastleigh
  • Your starting salary will be £16,000 per annum based on a 40 hour week. Your working time will be formed of a mix of on the job training, productive working time as well as a mix of learning interventions which are carried out by an industry expert Apprenticeship Provider.

    Your salary will increase to £18,000 p / a after completion of your first year and you will have the opportunity to fill a Rail Operator (RO) position at the end of the 2 year Apprenticeship in one of the RO catchment areas, with the potential to earn over £32,000 per annum.


    About the Apprenticeship

    This opportunity will offer you the chance to gain a good foundation of knowledge about the railway environment, developing problem solving skills and gaining a solid understanding of railway safety standards.

    Whilst learning you will gain trackside experience and perform Weedspray duties which ultimately ensures tracks are clear and safe to run for service during peak seasonal times.

    We are offering a 2 year Apprenticeship which will see you complete an Engineering Operative NVQ and complete your PTS alongside performing trackside weedfree activities.

    You will perform shift based duties that require you to travel with each circuit operating the seasonal modules and equipment via a handheld remote control handset (Cattron).

    You will required to perform basic fault-finding and system resets. You will also manage our ticksheet obligations, a critical contractual requirement of ensuring payment from our customer.

    Safety is our biggest priority and we will provide you with a range of training to give you the skills to do your role and show you how to use equipment via remote control.


  • A-C or 4-7 Grade in English and Maths
  • UK Manual Drivers licence
  • Successfully complete a Pre employment Train Working medical
  • Flexibility to cover a varied shift pattern
  • Interested?

    The closing date for applications is 1st June 2021

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an Open Day at our Peterborough office late June where you will find out more about the roles and GB Railfreight.

    Candidates you will also undergo several team and individual assessment activities as part of the selection process.

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