As a guardian of safety and good communications on the railway, youll ensure the safe passage of trains. You will undertake our Signaller Apprenticeship Programme for a minimum of 12 months to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to undertake the duties of one of the most important jobs on Britains Railway.
Maintaining the highest standards in every action you take, youll make sure each decision is thought through, following clear, calm and methodical analysis. Even under pressure, your standards will never slip.
You will work on a shift basis. As the focal point of railway operations in your assigned area, youll be expected to take the lead in your duties during your shift. That means youll take command of situations, with an assertive approach and clear communication.
Mandatory Signalling Apprenticeship and Training
Our Signaller Apprenticeship provides those who are new to the signaller world full training to develop both technical skills and non-technical skills and acquire practical experience through a wide mix of learning. You will benefit from attending a 12 week residential signaller training course followed by a period of supervised on the job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment.
To ensure youre on the right track and you are receiving the support you need, you will have regular reviews with your line manager and Trainer.
On successful completion of your Signalling Apprenticeship you will have acquired a Level 2 Infrastructure Operations Apprenticeship.
The role of Signaller requires flexibility as you will be required to work on a rotational shift basis to ensure maximum coverage of our railway. As the focal point of railway operations in your assigned area, youll be expected to take the lead in your duties during your shift. That means youll take command of situations, with an assertive approach and clear communication.
§ The ability to concentrate for long periods
§ A calm, methodical and precise approach to your work
§ Excellent communication skills
§ Good hearing and eyesight, with satisfactory colour perception
§ Your own transport, so you can reach your base day and night
§ Able to assess situations and consider the impact of your decisions
§ A highly conscientious worker
§ Willing and able to work shifts, including evenings and weekends
§ Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions
§ Must meet required online testing benchmark
This role involves days, nights and weekend working and the job is safety critical. Offers of employment are subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment and BPSS pre-employment checks.
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