High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Technician

Competitive salary
United Kingdom

Job Reference: ART-GcspAmBIom4

Who are we?

ART Providers Skill Centre (ART) is a UK based organization that is committed to provide you with the right skills, learning and career opportunities in your chosen apprenticeship course programme. We exist to produce top quality apprentices and support employers in bridging them to the right apprentice such as yourself.

We are now offering a High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Technician course programme in Level 4. Inquire now!


What will you learn in this course?

Apprentices on the High speed rail is a specialist occupational area of work. High speed rail specialists include civil engineers, higher technicians in track, power and infrastructure, and operations managers. The High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Advanced Technician provides technical solutions across the construction, maintenance and operation of a high speed railway, as defined by their job role. They are responsible for the safe design, construction, installation, maintenance and operation of a high speed railway that provides a safe and reliable service for its customers. The Advanced Technician will need skills and knowledge relating to both high speed and conventional rail networks and infrastructure in order to manage the interface between the systems. High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Advanced Technicians will have core knowledge, skills and behaviours, and knowledge and skills in a specialist area.


Job roles include: High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Advanced Technician in civil engineering; track; systems engineering; power; command, control and communication systems; operations and rolling stock. All apprentices will complete the core knowledge and skills and one of the options appropriate to their job role. The options are HSRI; Civil Engineering; Track; Systems Engineering; Command, Control and Communications; Rolling Stock; Power; Operations.



  • The relationships of health and welfare strategies with safety in the workplace
  • Risk assessment and hazard analysis identification, management and mitigation.
  • The distinction and interface between conventional and high speed rail.
  • Appropriate fundamental engineering principles.
  • How the rail network system is designed, built, installed, operated, maintained, renewed and decommissioned.
  • The importance of forward thinking to future innovation, technology and ways of working.
  • The principles of effective project management, stakeholder management and quality management.
  • The importance of commercial awareness, including the relationship with the supply chain
  • The basics of working with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the Common Data Environment



Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for the individual employer, typically an apprentice might be expected to have achieved a standard as demonstrated by A-Levels (one of which would typically be in Mathematics or Physics), a BTEC National Diploma in an appropriate vocational area (such as Engineering or the Built Environment), other Level 3 vocational qualifications, or other industrial experience.


Apprentices without both level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end- point assessment.




  • Apply rigorous health and safety practices, comply with legislation and safety processes.
  • Design safety into all aspects of the rail network, accounting for end-user requirements.
  • Identify and manage risk, and prepare contingency plans.
  • Design and implement innovative solutions using new technologies to improve efficiency, cost effectiveness, customer service and safety to work-based problems.
  • Implement project management processes and tools to effectively manage work packages such as Gantt Charts, Logic Network, PERT Chart, Product and Work Breakdown Structure, Risk Register
  • Work effectively with stakeholders
  • Comply with quality assurance processes
  • Apply BIM and Asset Information Modelling (AIM) requirements effectively.
  • Undertake and implement a high standard of technical work taking responsibility for efficient and effective delivery of work packages.
  • Use appropriate IT systems and applications¬†




  • Fosters a safe, secure and healthy working environment through personal responsibility and behaviour
  • Is customer focused and is dedicated to improving the customer experience
  • Effective self-manage, prioritise and proactively approaches work and continuous professional development.
  • Effectively lead
  • Acts professionally, shows commitment to the industry and employer, and is an effective ambassador for the employer
  • Is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, and act ethically with integrity and respect
  • Works flexibly, embraces change, handles ambiguity and accepts new ideas and ways of working
  • Uses effective communication skills to work collaboratively and to exchange constructive feedback

Once you have completed this Apprenticeship, you could progress on to the following: 


  • This is a level 4 apprenticeship and it is designed to meet the requirements of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) which can be awarded by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions licensed by them. It is however up to the individual and their employer whether they choose to register.¬†

Maximum funding: Competitive

Course Length: 36 months (this does not include EPA period)

Learning method: Workplace (direct delivery)