Electrical Fitter

*One candidate, one application*

We can only accept one scheme application per candidate. Applying for more than one scheme could mean that you won't be considered for your preferred choice.

Scheme length
Four years

Entry requirements

Five A*-C grade GCSEs or certificated equivalent, including maths and English language (essential), science, and ICT (desirable). You must be 16 by 1 September 2016.

Salaries will differ according to the scheme, however, all our schemes offer a competitive package with the minimum London living wage.
This apprenticeship may be a route to:
A Level 3 Apprenticeship in Rail Infrastructure Engineering (Electrification)
  • City & Guilds 7597-16 NVQ Certificate in Rail Engineering Electrification Maintenance
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • BTEC Higher National Certificate / Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering
This scheme is now closed.

Joining us

Electrical Fitter - Power division (NVQ Level 3)

The Power division distributes and manages nearly all electrical power required to run London Underground. Trainee electrical fitters participate in substation plant maintenance spanning many disciplines. During training, you'll learn how complex components like high and low voltage switchgear and cables, 415VAC switchgear, direct current switchgear, battery, protection, compressed air, power quality, power generation and SCADA control systems work. You'll  also be trained and licensed in the operation, switching and safe isolation of these components.

Following a structured programme over four years, you'll gain a wide range of experience and learn how the different areas of Power function. This will include: 

  • How to read electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Being trained to report write, fault find, and condition monitor
  • Understanding the use of predictive maintenance techniques including: thermal imaging, trending and profiling

You'll also be expected to attend college and/or university to study electrical engineering in an academic capacity and gain their technical certificate as part of their apprenticeship.

The programme includes on-the-job training through work with engineers who are experienced in the field of power and electrification.

What we need

We're looking for highly-motivated people with a keen interest and aptitude in engineering. You'll be someone who really likes to get involved and has a real passion and practical interest in engineering.

What you get out of it

  • An opportunity to play a vital part in maintaining and improving London Underground
  • Excellent pay and benefits - with a starting salary of at least the London Living Wage so you can earn while you learn
  • A professional qualification at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Free travel on all of TfL's networks (Zones 1-9) with an Oyster card for you and one other member of your household
  • Minimum 29 days' annual leave, plus standard public holidays, depending on scheme
  • Membership of TfL pension scheme
  • Great training alongside our competent engineers

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