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.

Apprenticeship provision as an important aspect for the IRO in delivering its vision of “supporting the improvement of the railway operations workforce helping railway organisations to succeed”.

We offer two rail operations contextualised apprenticeship standards at level 3 and level 5:

IRO delivers these two management apprenticeship programmes in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). It is an end to end offer with railway operations modules embedded within the programme.

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

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