*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, progressing to a Level 3 over a further 2 to 3 years
Scheme length: 3 years
Salary: Starting from £17,802

Requirements for Track Renewal apprenticeship 1:
3 GCSEs A*-C including maths and English language. You must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2017 to be eligible for this scheme
Requirements for Track Renewal apprenticeship 2:
Track renewal apprenticeship 2: No GCSEs or equivalent necessary. You must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2017 to be eligible for this scheme

Applications: Both schemes are 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 CPD Track Renewal apprenticeship is the winner of the UK Railway Industry Association (UKRIA) Apprenticeship Development Scheme Award 2014 and 2016. It has also been shortlisted for the 2017 prize.

With, or without GCSEs, you can apply for the Track Renewal 2 apprenticeship:

Help us to deliver the transport network that London deserves. You'll do this by delivering a new and renewed railway infrastructure which will be in place for years to come.

About the role

Upgrading and renewing the track on the world's oldest underground network is an essential part of transforming the Tube, and you can be a part of it. Our Capital Programmes Directorate has an apprenticeship opportunity for you to train to become one of our engineers and leaders of tomorrow.

The Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship programme provides you with a combination of on-the-job training, working with professional and experienced engineers, project managers, commercial teams, and classroom training with our fully accredited and experienced external training provider. Initially, gaining the essential safety and practical training competencies and licences you'll need throughout your career, you will follow a structured placement programme. This programme will give you first-hand experience of our deep tube and open section track and drainage renewal activities, and introduce you to engineering principles, specifications, standards and contractual and commercial agreements. You'll have all the support you need from your sponsors and placement managers.

During the first 18 months you will work to gain your NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Rail Engineering and Underpinning Knowledge. On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship you will progress to the Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering as well as academic studies to achieve a diploma in engineering. During the Advanced Apprenticeship you will follow a further structured placement programme designed to provide you with additional skills in project management, project / construction engineering, surveying, track and signal design etc. which builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the first 18 months.

Both schemes incorporate spending time with our training provider where you will complete your Technical Certificate and academic studies.

About you

If you have a keen interest and a real passion and enthusiasm for engineering then this scheme is for you. You'll be part of a varied and challenging apprenticeship, learning from our professional and experienced engineers along the way. Successfully completing the apprenticeship means you'll have all the skills and knowledge required to be able to apply for registration as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) with the Engineering Council.

Learn more about the benefits of all our apprenticeship 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.