How to become a signalling technician
You can get into this job through and apprenticeship or by applying directly.
You could do a:
- Rail Engineering Technician Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship
- High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Technician Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship
- Rail Engineering Technician Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are offered by rail and tram operating companies, Transport for London and Network Rail.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
You might be able to apply directly to rail engineering companies if you've got experience and qualifications in electrical or electronic engineering from another industry, or from the armed forces.