London Underground Lifts & Escalators - 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 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 5 million passengers a 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

An escalator or lift apprentice you will gain skills and experience across 8 maintenance sectors, covering every station on the network.

You will learn to service, maintain, and repair all of our escalator or lift assets whilst the public sleep, as well as join the heavy refurbishment team and inspectors.

Your placement plan will be issued and managed by your Apprenticeship Development Manager where you will be assured the maximum exposure needed to attain your knowledge and competence. 

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.