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Apprentices begin three-year track to success
29/10/2010 | Channel:
Skills & Training
Network Rail’s award-winning advanced apprenticeship scheme took on 201 apprentices across Britain in September after receiving a staggering 4150 applications.
The trainees have begun a three-year programme to become skilled maintenance engineering technicians.
The apprentices will spend a year training alongside the Royal Navy at Europe’s largest engineering training facility at HMS Sultan in Hampshire. Here they will learn both the technical skills required to work on the railway as well as attending leadership courses. They will continue their training for two further years on-the-job at depots across the country, returning to HMS Sultan for additional courses and learning. The apprentices specialise in track, signalling and telecoms, electrification and plant, property works and mechanical locking.