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Vacancy title
Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships
Contract type
Full time permanent


Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships with Morgan Sindall Rail & Electrification


About us:

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry?

Morgan Sindall provides national construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves.


We have a fantastic opportunity within our Rail & Electrification business for ambitious and talented people.  An Advanced Apprenticeship with Morgan Sindall will help you unlock your career potential whilst working on some of the largest engineering challenges in the UK. 

Do you have a good understanding of Maths and English, basic IT skills and are you committed to further study and learning? Apply for our three year Advanced Apprenticeship Programme. For the first 20 weeks are residential at Westwood in Coventry. The remainder of the programme you will be at a depot close to your home.

What you’ll be doing

In your first 20 weeks you’ll be one of 150 apprentices living and learning at Westwood, a world-class training facility. You’ll take on academic study at the same time as working, and complete a series of work-based learning assignments and reports.
Depending on the path you choose, once out in the field you could be designing signalling schemes, investigating loss of power to a substation, repairing damaged track, or developing new telecoms technology, all whilst making sure the trains keep running to schedule.

There are lots to take in and a lot of responsibility to take on. But by the end of the scheme, you’ll be set up for a great future and career with Morgan Sindall.

What you will achieve….

After year one
o NVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations
o BTEC National Award in Engineering—Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) Level 2

On completing the scheme
o NVQ3 in Railway Engineering
o ILM Level 3 in First Line Management

Entry requirements
o You must be aged 18 or over
o You’ll need at least four GCSEs at A*– C . This must include Maths, English and ideally a Science or Engineering subject.
o We also accept a relevant BTEC/NVQ level 2 or above to replace Science or Engineering.

About our Rail & Electrification Team

Our customers benefit from the multi-disciplined service we offer in the high speed and underground rail sectors with expertise covering electrification and civil engineering as well as building capabilities including structures, lineside infrastructure, station enhancements and new build.

Our team consists of more than 275 staff - including safety-critical staff certified up to engineering supervisor competence level. We work across the UK and Scotland with offices in London, Ware, Rugby, Stoke and Glasgow.
We are a leading provider of construction and isolation services to the rail industry, offering design and build 25kv overhead line and light rail electrification systems, complemented by our own fleet of specialist rail plant.

Our Electrification team provides services across the UK, with a base in Ware, Hertfordshire supported by a specialist electrification training centre and plant depot at Swynnerton, Staffordshire, and Scotland depot at Larkhall, South Lanarkshire.

Our expertise is focused not only on effective project delivery but also on minimising railway user and environmental disruption through innovative working practices. These include ‘live launch’ bridge construction - where bridges are installed while railways beneath remain operational and ‘offline’ construction and modularisation techniques within stations.



Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation. We are also an Investors in People company.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

We can potentially consider certain types of flexible working in this role for the right candidate, subject to meeting business needs.


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