Railway Maintenance Engineering Technician - Overhead Line

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Railway maintenance engineering technicians (overhead line) inspect, adjust, repair and alter the overhead line equipment (OLE) to keep trains running smoothly and safely.

The Work

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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

Whatever your specialism, there are opportunities to move on within the organisation and become a team leader. With further experience, you could work on larger projects as a project engineer or manager.


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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