Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Telecoms

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Railway maintenance engineering technicians (telecoms) install and maintain the communication network which assists with and controls the safe and efficient passage of trains.

The Work

You could check, maintain and repair all aspects of Network Rail’s complex computer and telephone network, such as:


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

Network Rail is currently working towards a complete digital railway communications system based on the type of wireless networks that mobile phones use as well as fixed networks that use fibre and copper cabling.


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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