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Traineeships & Apprenticeships

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.

Applications by:Emailed curriculum vitae
Salary:Further information is provided above.
Closing date:31 December 2015

Please apply to:

Mr Richard Thurlow
Severn Valley Railway
Number One
Comberton Place
DY10 1QR

Telephone:07866 553 743 for a chat.

Help us to run the Severn Valley Railway

We are always in need of more help, from operating the service including on-train personnel, station and maintenance staff through to support activities such as marketing, telephone answering, assisting in shops and gardening.

You must be a member and be prepared to spare us some of your time, whether it be for just a few days each year or on a more regular basis. Full training will be given where required.

Vacancies exist now.

Retired, or just want a new leisure interest? Give our Volunteer Liaison Office call now. You won't regret it!

Applications by:Personal contact
Salary:This is a volunteer opportunity
Closing date:31 December 2015

Please apply to:

Barry Moreton
Severn Valley Railway
The Railway Station
DY12 1DP

Telephone:01299 401776
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