Apprenticeships

We love to see people grow and develop, which is why we offer apprenticeship schemes that allow you to learn on the job whilst getting paid.

Kick-starting your career can often be a bit daunting, which is why you can find what makes you tick through our apprentice programme. You gain valuable insight into our railway family and find an exciting and rewarding career path to put you on the right track.

If you’re looking for your next challenge, then why not have a browse over on our owning company website (Abellio) to see our current vacancies, or to sign up for job alerts?

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Train driver apprenticeships

As a Train Driver Apprentice, you will be responsible for the safe and prompt transport of customers to their various destinations. As an apprentice, you will be trained in many areas, including driving and maintaining our trains/rail network and be taught how to work in a range of railway areas, such as depots, sidings or maintenance sheds.

This apprenticeship is a fantastic way to get stuck into many different areas of work in the rail industry, as many of the skills are transferable meaning it could lead to jobs in senior management (operations), or a career training others how to drive our trains.

Engineering apprentices

At West Midlands Railway, we’re proud to run an industry-leading and hugely successful (even if we do say so ourselves) engineering trailblazer apprenticeship scheme. As one of our apprentice engineers, you’ll be responsible for getting stuck in and servicing our West Midlands Railway mechanical and electrical systems, and learning complex electrical and mechanical components that are used in the modern rail industry today.

Alongside your practical and educational training, there are plenty of other activities you can get involved in. Some of our apprentices have even spoken to audiences of local and national politicians, Members of Parliament, as well as appearing on national television!

Frequently asked questions

Depending on business needs we may (at times) offer work experience. When these are available, they will be advertised on our careers page. Whilst we do not run a Graduate Scheme at West Midlands Railway, we do welcome applications from recent graduates to any of the roles advertised.