Apprenticeship level:6
Approximate scheme length: 5.5 years
Location: London
Salary: Starts from £18,624
Eligibility criteria: 5 GCSE's Grade A* - C including maths and English language or equivalent. 3 A-Levels including maths & a science subject at grade A* - C. You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject and content from the qualification of this scheme. You must be 18 years of age by 1st September of the year in which you apply, to be eligible for this scheme.

What will I be doing?

The work will vary from placement to placement however for all of them you'll have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the millions of journeys customers make across London each day. You may find yourself working on maintaining and improving the structures and earthworks of the present London Underground. You might be working on site on the delivery of step free access schemes to improve accessibility to the network. You could be given the chance to complete a placement on a major project such as the Silvertown tunnel river crossing. All these activities will directly make a positive improvement to many Londoners' daily lives. Ultimately, the work you'll be doing on this scheme means helping to ease congestion and open up new connections between communities as an area is regenerated. You'll be working with many different people affected by the project, as well as our own team and suppliers. This could include meeting with groups from the community to help ensure our neighbours understand what we are doing and how the project will benefit London.

What will the programme involve?

You'll complete placements in a range of different parts of the business in order for you to gain experience in a wide range of civil engineering activities. A few may be office based but it is likely most will involve time out and about on the network. Placements on the existing transport networks will include some routine maintenance engineering to inspect and maintain the current structures. Other placements will be in project teams designing or constructing completely new infrastructure. The work could range from minor highway improvements to the delivery of major projects such as Crossrail 2, the Silvertown road tunnel and the Barking Riverside rail link.

What training and support will I get?

For the duration of the scheme you'll have a business sponsor that is responsible for the design and delivery of the apprenticeship scheme. They will help secure the right placements for you and support you in your professional development. You'll also have a mentor that'll support and guide you sharing their knowledge and expertise. Finally, you can expect to have a buddy who can answer any day to day questions you have and share their experiences with you.

During the scheme you'll not only complete the qualification but also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary from soft skills training to technical skills training. Your sponsors and placement managers will ensure you attend all the relevant training to support you in your role.

What do we look for?

You will be highly motivated and proactive, with a passion for engineering. If you're a logical thinker with a strong ability to problem solve to tackle technical challenges then this scheme is the perfect way to kick start your career.

Where can this career take me?

The apprenticeship scheme is just the start of your career. On completion of the scheme you could go into a number of roles in different areas of the business. Some roles are associated with maintenance and inspection to support the operational systems. Others will be embedded in teams designing and constructing a wide range of new civil engineering works. Some may join teams developing major projects such as new railway lines and extensions and new river crossings. In addition a qualification in civil engineering could lead into roles in other parts of the TfL business such as project management or health safety and environmental management.

Contacting Us

If at any time you need to speak to anyone within the recruitment team then please contact us Monday - Friday between 08.30 and 17.30 on 0333 0062939 (Option 1) or alternatively email us at