How to become a signalling technician
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
The following apprenticeships are relevant to this role:
- rail engineering technician advanced apprenticeship
- rail engineering advanced technician higher apprenticeship
- high speed rail and infrastructure technician 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 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.