London Underground Rail Engineering Workshops - Level 3

How long: 3.5 years

Where: London

Salary: £23,404

What you'll need

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above, including Maths (or equivalents)
  • Applicants with an English Language GCSE at Grade D or Grade 3 will be eligible to apply but will be expected to achieve a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English Language by the end of their apprenticeship
  • 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 advances we're seeing in our trains and operating infrastructure mean we need to adapt the way we maintain our assets to keep them operating at their peak.

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

What you'll be doing

As an apprentice, your 3 year development programme will be made up of various specialised engineering sections and departments. All are based in West London, including electrical, electronic, mechanical and the Train Modification Unit.

Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for a successful career.

We also understand that everyone's career is different, so every apprentice's journey is unique. Here's an idea of what yours could look like:

Rail Engineering Workshop apprentices will spend year 1 in block release at college, interspersed with targeted placements around the workshops to familiarise themselves with their future working environment.

The rest of the apprenticeship will follow a placement plan, designed, and managed by their Apprenticeship Development Manager, which will ensure maximum exposure to the skills and knowledge that they need.

Where this career can take you

On successful completion of this scheme, you could move into the role of Electrical / Mechanical Fitter.

This role could lead to further career development opportunities such as:

  • Team Leader
  • Production Manager
  • Operational Manager

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