• Flexible
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed.

About the role

Are you looking to start your career after your studies? Our Early Careers programme gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and be part of the solution to make the world work better.

The Early Careers programme we offer has been carefully developed by the business so that you will become the best professional you can be. We want to bring out the best of your abilities whilst giving you a deep insight into the world of Infrastructure Engineering so then you can be the catalyst for change.

You’ll learn. You’ll gain skills. You’ll explore our business and our sectors having real control over where you go and what you experience next. And you’ll do it all as part of a busy community of Apprentices, Year in Industry students and Graduates.

Our application window for Apprentices is open now until midnight on 19th April 2024 .

What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities as an Apprentice Rail Engineering Technician will include:

  • Develop and assist time/chainage or programmes of works for core work activities
  • Populate resource schedules in line with programme requirements
  • Develop the train matrix planning for stage-works using spoil and ballast calculations
  • Develop the WPPs, Task Briefing Sheets & mitigation plans
  • Develop Staging Diagrams and information to communicate the delivery plan. Present this information to the construction teams.
  • Control technical budgetary constraints; including resource, materials & equipment requirements
  • Effectively communicate task requirements to internal & external staff
  • Preparation and presentation of products required for project T- reviews of the plans.
  • To be self-motivated
  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values
  • Take responsibility for the health and safety of you, colleagues and other persons who may be affected by your acts and omissions at work, and for the environment.
  • Who we’re looking for

  • 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 or equivalent including Maths, English & Science
  • Strong interest in Rail engineering
  • Strong numeracy skills as well as the dedication and enthusiasm to keep the momentum going on a project.
  • You will have a strong work ethic and willingness to take responsibility for your academic and vocational development.
  • A passion to develop your career
  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK at the time of joining
  • Why work for us

    To ensure you feel prepared and informed at each stage of our recruitment journey, we wanted to share with you our two key stages;

    Stage one: getting to know you

    We are curious as to how you think and respond in certain situations, your natural preferences, the way you navigate environments and how you interact with others.

    To help us explore this, we will be asking you to complete a short questionnaire which looks at behaviours, preferences, and experiences in relation to different aspects of your working/professional life.

    Stage two: In-person or online interview

    This is the final stage of our recruitment journey and is where we get to meet you in person, either in one of our offices, or online via Teams.

    For us the most exciting part as we love hearing all about you. We also want to ensure you are getting the most out of your recruitment journey, so it’s important you are curious and ask us questions too!