The apprenticeship standards have been developed by employers and form progressive career pathways, incorporating the knowledge, skills and behaviours employers have defined for today’s industry.

The IRO sees apprenticeship provision as an important aspect to delivering its vision of “supporting the improvement of the railway operations workforce helping railway organisations to succeed”.

We now offer two rail operations contextualised apprenticeships at level 3 and level 5:

The IRO is delivering these two management apprenticeship programmes in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). They are an end to end offer and include attendance at London based, Saturday workshops on specific dates and weekday regional locations for other workshops offered half termly.

Key Benefits:
  • Unique rail operations contextualisation
  • Line Manager induction and planned communication schedule to improve the experience of the apprentice
  • We have a blend of face-to-face content provision, online learning resources and portfolio tools for each client
  • Effective face-to-face delivery with qualified teachers and experienced railway tutors
  • A unique opportunity for your employee to create their own professional network at the workshops
  • CMI registration for level 3 and level 5 (pending centre approval from CMI)

Register your interest now:

The next cohort will be starting in 2019 and applicants wishing to join this apprenticeship are encouraged to begin the process as soon as possible. To register your interest click the Register your interest button below.

For further information email the apprenticeship team at or Register your interest