Govia Thameslink Railway


Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) brings together Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink railways. Together we transport more passengers on more trains than anyone else in the country. In 2018, over 22% of all passenger rail journeys in the UK will be taken with us.

We’re investing heavily in the rolling stock, infrastructure and technology on our lines, so we can deliver more. More trains, more seats, more services, more routes, more station improvements, and more information.



An Engineering Apprenticeship that takes you further.

Get your engineering career off to a flying start with the UK’s largest train operator. Our four-year Engineering Apprenticeship combines college study with hands-on experience of important, stretching work. And it leads to UK-recognised qualifications.

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Salary & benefits

£14,000 and free travel on our trains!



What we look for We’re not looking for previous knowledge or experience of engineering or the railway – just commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. To apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship, you will however need to: hold or expect to get grade C or above in GCSE Maths, English and Science (or equivalent) pass the required medical standards demonstrate strong numerical, verbal and written communication skills have an aptitude towards electrical or mechanical engineering be able to travel across the network for work and college GTR is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.