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Apprenticeship at GWR

Our award-winning Apprenticeship programs encompass all strands of our business, Operations level 2, Engineering level 3 and our Aspire into management program is a level 4 Apprenticeship. Our need for skilled and innovative talent has never been so important, as the significant changes to our infrastructure/fleet continue to come online. Apprenticeships are at the very centre of our future recruitment plans and mission-critical to business success. With ‘Great People’, a key strategic priority for our business, we see our apprenticeships as an opportunity to inspire all future talent. A talent that knows what it’s here to do from day one, cares about it, feels part of our journey, and is proud of it, providing the foundation to deliver our long-term goals.


At GWR we are proud of our apprentices, their passion for the brand and their determination to learn, develop and excel in their careers. Here are our programmes:


Operations apprenticeship 

  • Passenger Transport Onboard - Station Team Member Apprenticeship Standard
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Railway Operations 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Business Gold Award 


Engineering apprenticeship 

  • Passenger Transport Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • HNC in Electric and Mechanical Engineering 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Business Gold Award 


Aspire management apprenticeship 

  • Level 4 Passenger Transport – Manager Standard 


Driver apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Passenger Transport Driver Apprenticeship Standard


 Adult apprenticeship – Internal Talent

  • Business Improvement techniques
  • Level 3 Chartered management Institute 

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