How to become a signalling technician
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could get into this job through a rail engineering technician advanced apprenticeship.
You could also do a higher apprenticeship for high speed rail and infrastructure technicians.
Apprenticeships are offered by rail engineering 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 may 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.