able to understand and follow rules and regulations
able to concentrate for long periods.
You need to have:
good communication skills
IT and numeracy skills
the ability to work as part of a team as well as alone
the ability to carry out more than one task at once.
You will undertake the Network Rail Signaller Apprenticeship Programme which involves attending a 12-week residential signaller training course followed by a period of supervised on the job training. This would lead to Level 2 Infrastructure Operations Apprenticeship.
Training covers learning essential technical and non-technical skills, railway rules and regulations, health and safety and operation of signal box equipment.
You have to pass exams to progress to a full time position.
Throughout your career you are continuously assessed to ensure that your knowledge and skills are up to standard.
After some experience with less complex systems, you may undergo training to move into a highly technical control centre, controlling more trains.
After a few years' experience, you may be able to gain promotion to supervisor or manager, leading a team of signallers.
Network Rail are in the process of replacing their signalling system to the European Train Control System (ETCS) and Traffic Management (TM) Programme. This may affect signaller jobs in the future as all signalling will be done out of Rail Operating Centres (ROCs).
People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries.
Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.
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