Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Signalling

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Railway maintenance engineering technicians (signalling) install and maintain the signalling systems which provide information about train movements.

The Work

There are three types of signalling systems: integrated electronic control centres (IECCs), panel signal boxes and manual lever frame boxes, so the work you do will be varied.

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Apprentices’ yearly salary:

Food and accommodation are provided free during the first year.

Once qualified, you can earn a salary of between £18,000 and £22,000 a year. Experienced technicians can earn up to around £29,000 a year.


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Getting In

Employment is with Network Rail, which is responsible for maintaining around 3,000 miles of track and related infrastructure in Scotland.

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Network Rail
Tel: 020 7557 8000
Website (2):
Twitter: @networkrailJOBS

Network Rail is the company with responsibility for all aspects of the railway infrastructure, including the track, bridges, viaducts, tunnels, level crossings, stations and signalling systems.

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