Network Rail is looking for more than 1,000 youngsters to play a key role in rebuilding our railways in a Â£30million investment scheme.
Those who complete the three-year course are guaranteed a job with Network Rail's maintenance section which has centres across the country.
The apprenticeships come with a salary of Â£9,000 in the first year, rising to Â£13,000 by the third.
Iain Coucher, deputy CEO of Network Rail, says: "This scheme is a fantastic opportunity."
The first year's training is based at the HMS Sultan in Gosport, Hampshire, with experts from the Royal Navy, Network Rail and Flagship Training. Accommodation includes a pool and sports facilities.
The course will provide a solid background in engineering, leading to NVQs at level 2 and 3 and a BTEC National Award technical certificate.