An apprenticeship is an ideal way to continue your rail operations career; combining study with ‘real time’ on the job training.

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

We offer four apprenticeships at Level 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Apprenticeship Standard for Team Leader/Supervisor

L4 Apprenticeship Standard

L5 Apprentice Standards for Operations/Departmental Manager



Key Benefits of an Apprenticeship with IRO

  • Unique rail operations course contextualisation.
  • Line Manager induction and planned communication schedule to improve the experience of apprentices.
  • A unique blend of face-to-face content provision, online learning resources and portfolio tools for each client.
  • Highly qualified teachers and experienced railway tutors.
  • A unique opportunity for your employee to create their own professional network.
  • CMI registration for level 3, level 4, level 5, and level 7.

Pursuing an Apprenticeship

All apprenticeship applications are required to go through your employer organisation and participants are chosen via the employer selection processes.

Places on apprenticeships may depend on suitability of the course and the availability of levy funding.

Learning Brochure

If you would like more information about the IRO apprenticeship programmes contact Tina Morris on 07958 610202, or 03333 440523 ext. 209.