*You can only apply for one apprenticeship scheme per year. So, between January and August 2017, we will only accept your first application. Any additional applications you submit will not be considered.*
Apprenticeship level: Level 2
Scheme length: 2 years
Salary: Starting from £17,802
Requirements: 3 GCSEs A*-C including maths and English language. You must be 17 years of age by 1 September 2017 to be eligible for this scheme
Applications: This scheme is now closed

Note: Before you apply, we strongly advise you to read the application process information thoroughly and in full. It tells you everything you need to know and provides details about what to expect as part of your application.

The Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) will transform travel across London, boost the economy and support thousands of new jobs and homes.

About the role

Rail for London Infrastructure will be responsible as landlord/infrastructure manager for railway systems within the central operation section, five central section stations, shafts, portals, and a number of surface stations. In readiness for the phased opening of this railway, we are seeking to recruit and train a highly skilled, dynamic maintenance team to take us into operation, and beyond.

You'll have a combination of classroom, practical and on-the-job training, learning from both our own and external experts and professionals. You'll begin to learn and understand the core skills to work safely on Crossrail and will gain the skills and knowledge required to become a qualified rail engineering operative.


You'll work in a range of areas during your placements so you'll gain experience across the board. This will include placements in the Elizabeth line maintenance and other teams within TfL. As an apprentice you'll work with teams on routine maintenance, renewals and testing, and commissioning activities. You could also find yourself working in the following (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Power
  • Signaling
  • Track
  • Lifts & Escalators

About you

On this exciting and challenging apprenticeship scheme you'll be supported to achieve an NVQ Level 2 diploma which covers different areas of engineering and railway technical knowledge. The classroom- based training will be a mix of theoretical and practical training.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship scheme you could join the Elizabeth Line maintenance team. There may also be an opportunity to continue training to a rail engineering technician (Level 3).

Learn more about the benefits of all our apprenticeships schemes, and find out exactly what we're looking for.

If you're successful you'll have to pass pre-employment checks before joining. These will include reference checks, qualifications checks, right to work in the UK and in some cases a medical and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.