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Rail Engineering Apprenticeship - Advanced Apprenticeship in Traction and Rolling Stock Level 4

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Derby

  • Closing Date
  • 31/08/2018

Job Description

Position Title:              Rail Engineering Apprenticeship - Advanced Apprenticeship in Traction and Rolling Stock Level 4

Status:                         Two - Three  year with day release                   

Department:                 Ricardo Rail UK

Location:                      Derby

Reporting to:                Team Leader

Ricardo PLC

Ricardo is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy and specialist niche manufacturer of high performance products. We also provide independent assurance services in the rail sector.  With a century of delivering excellence and innovation, we employ over 2,900 professional engineers, consultants and scientists world-wide.

Our activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defence, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation.

Our client list includes the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, innovation and passion we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success.

Ricardo Rail

Ricardo Rail is a global multi-disciplinary rail consultancy providing services in expert advice and independent assurance across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia where we employ c500 consultants working on rolling stock, infrastructure and independent assurance projects.

Our UK Rail business employs c130 consultants in offices in London, Preston, York, Bristol and Derby, which is our head office.

We provide consultancy and independent assurance services, including NoBo, DeBo, AsBo and ISA, across infrastructure and rolling stock to a clients including infrastructure managers, train manufactures, equipment manufacturers and maintainers.

Our shared goal is to be the natural choice provider of expert advice and independent assurance services to the global rail industry.  Care, integrity and excellence will always drive our long-term relationships with clients and colleagues.

Due to continued growth we are now looking to strengthen our engineering capability to help lead the growth of this business area and support the delivery of existing and new projects.

Job Summary:

You will be working as a key member within an award winning rail Design & Engineering team, utilising the latest CAD software tools to create designs that either modify existing rolling stock or contribute to designing areas of new rolling stock.

Reporting to the Design & Engineering Team Leader on a daily basis you will be assigned to projects where you will work under the guidance of the Lead Design Engineer to create designs that satisfy the requirements of the design brief.

The role will include creating CAD models to create concept designs, then taking these to detail design and liaising with other Engineering disciplines within the team to ensure the requirements are met. From the detail design you will create manufacture and installation drawings and supporting reports.

If you have not already completed a Performing Engineering Operations qualification at Level 2, this will also be embedded into your study.

Chartered Engineer status could be ultimately achieved– depending on pathways chosen and future academic studies.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • A Level or equivalent  pass in Maths / Physics/ Design or related subjects
  • GCSE pass in ICT or Technical Design Drawing
  • A visible passion for the rail industry
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Flexibility to travel in the UK