London Underground Non-Destructive Testing - Level 3

How long: 3.5 years

Where: London

Salary: £20,181

What you'll need

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE's Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language
  • You must be 18 years of age by March 2023 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 TfL engineering apprentice is critical to ensuring the ongoing performance and safety of our tube network.

In the wake of technological advances in our signalling and operating infrastructure, we must adapt how we maintain our assets to keep them running at peak efficiency.

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

"Most staff welcome you and are happy to give you advice and answer any questions. It isn't very daunting when you start and the work load is very manageable."

What you'll be doing

The role is customer focused and will involve working independently, while being part of a team, with the job holder.

You're expected to make decisions on the outcome of NDT inspections on pan TfL assets including rolling stock, lifts and escalator assets.

Advancements in technology are making this role increasingly interesting. You'll be working on one of the world's oldest transport networks rolling out the most advanced technology. A truly unique opportunity.

Where this career can take you

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could move into NDT Engineering. This role could lead to further career development opportunities such as Senior Engineering opportunities.

You'll be encouraged and support to become a member of the British Institute of NDT.

You'll also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary from soft skills training, technical skills training, and safety training.