Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has launched a five-year railway engineering apprenticeship.
More than 1,000 applicants registered their interest in the fully-funded degree apprenticeship, offered in partnership with Amey Consulting.
Beginning in March, the programme will enable 30 students to work at Amey Consulting on live railway projects across the country, in parallel with working towards a railway engineering degree through SHU.
As well as a degree, students completing the programme will have acquired sufficient experience to register as an incorporated engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
“The knowledge and expertise from both partners will provide the new degree apprentices with unrivalled learning, which will put them in excellent stead for a successful, life-long career,” said Kim Holland, SHU’s business development manager.
“We have been able to create a true partnership programme which provides Amey Consulting and the rail industry with the valuable skills, knowledge and behaviours needed from qualified rail engineers.”
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