Apprenticeships with Story Rail

There are a range of Story Rail Apprenticeship roles available with Story Contracting in rail and civil engineering.

Story Contracting is a family-owned award winning Infrastructure company based in the North of England and Scotland. The business has a national reputation for providing construction, plant and rail solutions. In addition, the company won the Network Rail Supplier of the Year award in 2014.

Story Scotland is expanding beyond the rail sector as part of a five-year plan to double its turnover to £40m. The company has worked on a series of high-profile projects in the rail sector. These include the £5m Queen Street tunnel track slab replacement in Glasgow, as well as the £2.5m Stirling station canopy replacement for Network Rail.

Other projects include the St Ninian’s level crossing replacement in Stirling and the renewal of the canopy glazing over platforms five and six at Inverness station. Story Rail also delivered the platform extension at North Berwick station. And, at stations including Blairhill in Coatbridge and Elgin in Moray, Story Rail installed “Access for All” bridges.

The Story Rail team consists of 52 members. However, the business is now expanding its civil engineering work into other areas, including construction and plant hire.

Story Scotland is based in Carlisle, and has revenues of £120m a year and employs more than 600 people. The company’s five-year business plan will see turnover doubling to £40m per year. This will allow the company to make further investments in both the Story Rail Apprenticeship and Graduate programmes to help meet growth targets across the civil engineering sector.

Story Contracting recently won the contract to deliver “Edinburgh Waverley Platform Works” on behalf of Network Rail. The project will involve platform extensions, building refurbishments, installation of walkways and escalators and associated work. This in preparation for new longer electric trains to accommodate the 30 million passengers who use Waverley Station each year. The project should last for around 12 months, and is vital in the continued development of the station.

In addition to the Story Rail Apprenticeship roles summarised here, Story Contracting also offer a range of Graduate Jobs

Story Rail Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Story Rail

The Story Rail Apprenticeship programme includes the following roles:

  • Apprentice Plant Operator

As a full time Apprentice Plant Operator, you will work towards your NVQ Level 2 in Plant Operations while learning skills on a range of Plant machines to help you become a first-class operator.

During your 18-month Story Rail Apprenticeship, you will work under the guidance of by experienced plant operators, and will gain an in-depth understanding of site operations. Furthermore, you will spend time in the workshop to learn basic machine maintenance.

Once qualified, you will be driving some of the most sophisticated Plant Vehicles with the opportunity for further progression to Rail Plant.

Education Requirements for Story Rail

The Education Requirements for Story Rail Apprenticeship Plant Operators advertised in 2018 were as follows:

  • A good standard of education, including GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) is required.

Story Contracting is looking for people who have an interest in machines and civils work, can demonstrate their practical ability and are enthusiastic team players with excellent communication skills.

You must be willing to work outdoors and at heights and be prepared to work long days and nights when required, for which you will be rewarded.

A driving licence is desirable, but candidates who are working towards gaining their licence and will have passed their test within the 18 month apprenticeship will also be considered.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Story Rail?

The closing date for applications for the Story Rail Apprenticeship Plant Operators advertised in 2018 was as follows:

Applications close 4th April 2018.

Selected applicants must be available to attend an Assessment Centre at the end of April.

Story Rail Apprenticeship roles start in September 2018.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at Story Rail register now:

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