Rail Infrastructure Operators support and regulate the safe operation of the rail network.
Industry professionals use signalling control systems and electrical control systems, and they're able to respond to incidents that affect the network. They're required to work closely with controllers, train drivers, maintenance staff, power companies and the emergency services.
In your career you might work in a small control location, a major operations centre, or be required to 'go trackside'.
This apprenticeship covers core content in safety, quality and customer service. There are then options to follow specialist vocational routes including those as:
- Signalling Operator
- Electrical Controller or Incident Responder
- Traffic Manager
- Electrical Control Operator
- Route Controller
- Incident Controller
- Service Controller
- Service & Infrastructure Manager
- Power Controller
- Incident Response Manager
- Mobile Operations Manager
You'll need to have achieved Level 1 qualifications in English & Maths before joining the programme.
You'll also need to have reached Level 2 in these subjects before taking your apprenticeship's end-point assessment.
Complete this apprenticeship and you'll be able to progress to the Rail Infrastructure Operator programme at Level 3.
Successful completion of the apprenticeship means you can apply for Associate membership with the Institution of Railway Operators.
You'll also be eligible for Affiliate membership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.