London Underground Escalators - Level 3

How long: 3 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

London Underground plays an essential role in our city's development. Our network covers 253 miles, serving 275 stations and carries more than five million passengers per day.

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 Escalator Apprentice, you'll undertake regular placements at many of our stations across London.

Here, you will work alongside our highly skilled escalator engineers, learning how our wide range of assets work.

London Underground's escalators have to operate for more than 20 hours a day, 364 days per year, providing high levels of availability and reliability for at least 20 years. Maintaining it requires a high level of technical expertise.

Under constant supervision, and as part of a team, you'll be trained in both mechanical and electrical skills.

That will enable you to help contribute to the maintenance and fault repair of this pivotal function ensuring that an effective, efficient service remains continuous for London.

Where this career can take you

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into the multi-skilled Fitter 2 role, which could lead to further career development opportunities such as:

  • Fitter 1
  • Team Leader
  • Area Manager

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