Severn Valley Railway runs a Heritage Skills Training Academy offering Traineeships and Apprenticeships in heritage railway engineering. Several opportunities are available each year for school-leavers and others with a passion for engineering, and ideally a demonstrable interest in preserved railways or other heritage engineering.
The full programme lasts four years, embracing nationally-recognised Level 2 and Level 3 engineering qualifications. Applicants with suitable qualifications and/or experience can be fast-tracked and start at the appropriate point in the programme. Those able and wishing to do so can continue beyond the apprenticeship, with SVR support to do higher qualifications, including a degree.
Salary: £4,000 p/a for two days work each week (other three at college) in the first two years, rising to £8,000 p/a for four days work (one at college) in the third year and £14,000 p/a for four days work (one at college) in the fourth year.
To help with the costs of independent living, for those who relocate to the Severn Valley to join the Academy, the salary structure can be flexed, to pay more ‘up-front’ and less later on. So, instead of progression being £4K, £4K, £8K and £14K, it could, for example, be £6K, £6K, £10K and £12K. And all salaries quoted are, where appropriate, adjusted to comply with the age-related National Minimum Wage.
Closing date: Applications accepted all year round for the next intake.
Please apply to:
Mr Richard Thurlow
Severn Valley Railway