London Underground Fleet - Level 3

How long: 3 years

Where: London

Salary: £23,404

What you'll need

  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language
  • You must be 18 years old by March 2024 to be eligible for this scheme

Job overview

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system.

The role of a London Underground engineering apprentice is critical to ensuring the ongoing performance and safety of our Tube network.

The technological advancements we're seeing in our trains and operating infrastructure mean that we need to adapt the way we maintain our assets to keep them operating at peak performance.

You'll be at the forefront of these developments while also keeping a watchful eye on our legacy assets across the network.

What you'll be doing

As a London Underground Fleet Apprentice, you'll undertake regular placements at our train care depots across London.

After receiving high quality classroom and on-the-job training from the fleet's dedicated trainers, you'll work alongside skilled train engineers and maintainers to learn how our various train systems work.

London Underground rolling stock has long since ceased to be 'clunk click' and is now a highly sophisticated piece of equipment requiring a raised level of technical competence to maintain it.

Under constant supervision, and working as part of a team, you'll learn and become proficient in both mechanical and electrical skills.

That'll help you contribute to the maintenance and fault repair of our varied rolling stock, ensuring a fast turn around and playing your part in keeping London moving.

Where this career can take you

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into a Train maintainer position which could lead to further career development opportunities such as Advanced Train Maintainer or Team leader positions.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you'll be at an Engineering Technician professional standard while there's no need this can be built upon to achieve Chartership status in the future.

You'll also have opportunities to complete extra training courses. These will vary from soft skills training to technical skills training.