Vehicles Engineering - Level 4

How long: 4 years

Where: London-based hybrid working. Expected 1-2 days on average in the office (subject to working patterns and business requirements).

Salary: £25,216

What you'll need

  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language
  • Plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* - D or equivalent
  • You must be 18 years old by September 2024 to be eligible for this scheme

Job overview

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. We have 800 trains, manage the buses contracts.

Our assets range from computer driven to old mechanical systems. Introducing new technology means we need a diverse workforce to support us.

We're currently delivering the Mayor's Transport Strategy, which includes:

  • A reduction in electrical consumption
  • The achievement of carbon neutral by 2030
  • Significantly reduced bus fleet emissions
"Having the opportunity to carry out further education has developed my personal skills and knowledge. Enabling me to bring my experience and knowledge gained through practical experience to a Vehicles Engineering role. Day-to-day, this allows me to find creative solutions to problems and contribute to the wider Vehicles engineering team."

What you'll be doing

As an apprentice, your 4-year development programme will be made up of up to 15 placement rotations including:

  • Maintenance improvements
  • Modifications and Service Delivery
  • Train Testing
  • Environmental Testing
  • Audio Visual Testing
  • Trams and Hydrogen powered buses

Where this career can take you

On successful completion of this scheme, you could move into several different areas within our team, such as:

  • A rolling stock/trams engineer
  • Working within the design areas
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Train Testing

Progression to a Senior Engineer would normally be expected within a 5 - 10-year timeframe.