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:


Employment is with Network Rail. The first year salary for Network Rail Level 3 Engineering Apprentices as of October 2022 is £10,609 plus £1,347 bonus after successfully finishing the year. Your salary will increase yearly up to £17,290 in the third year

Once you have completed the apprenticeship you can earn up to around £30,000 a year and more with further experience.


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Getting In

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

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.


Courtesy of Network Rail


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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