Rail Track Engineering - New Careers Open Day - Walsall Academy 14:00

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The Pathway Centre

18 Lichfield Street

Walsall

WS1 1TJ

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This event is the perfect opportunity to find out more about our further education part time courses, careers in the rail industry, learn about opportunities to start in the industry, get up close with our qualified trainers and get a feel for the environment you will be learning in.

Rail Track Maintenance Worker

Rail track maintenance workers inspect and repair railway tracks, bridges, tunnels and viaducts.

Average salary (a year)
  • £18,000 Starter to £34,000 Experienced
Typical hours (a week)
  • 45 to 47 a week
You could work
  • evenings / weekends / bank holidays on shifts
Skills & Knowledge Required

  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • leadership skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

What you'll do
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
  • installing and renewing track, tunnels, embankments, cuttings, level crossings and bridges
  • checking sections of track are the correct distance apart and right height
  • inspecting tracks for defects
  • reporting and clearing potential obstacles, for example after bad weather
  • surveying sections of track to identify maintenance needs
  • reporting accidents and incidents
  • performing lookout and hand signalling duties during trackside operations

Rail Engineering Technology Programme

A substantial Engineering Technology training programme, tailored towards gaining advanced underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding of a broad range of engineering competencies.

  • 20 week course, one theoretical workshop per week - complimented with practical track sessions during course.
  • Upon completion, an opportunity to undertake PTS Medical & Drug & Alcohol Screening, along with the the necessary competencies tickets for entry in to the rail industry.
Rail Track Engineering - New Careers Open Day
Meet the team that will direct you onto an accredited Engineering course and help you on your way to a rewarding career working in the rail industry. Our academy staff will be on hand to talk you through our courses, student support, application process and answer any other questions you may have.

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The Pathway Centre

18 Lichfield Street

Walsall

WS1 1TJ

United Kingdom

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