London Underground Fleet Engineering Apprenticeship
Transport For London
2d ago

Duration : 3years

Scheme begins : February 2020

Salary : From £19,267

LondonUnderground plays an essential role in our city’s development. Our networkcovers 253 miles, serving 275 stations and carriers more than five million passengersper day.

The roleof a London Underground engineering apprentice is critical to ensuring theongoing performance and safety of our tube network.

The technologicaladvancements we are seeing in our trains and operating infrastructure mean thatwe need to adapt the way we maintain our assets to keep them operating at peakperformance.

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

What will I be doing?

Apprenticeswill have the opportunity to learn from experienced and qualified staff throughvarious placements across the organisation so as to gain a broad spectrum ofknowledge through a hands-


As aLondon Underground Fleet Apprentice you will undertake regular placements atour train care depots across London. Here, after receiving high qualityclassroom and on the job training from our fleet dedicated trainers, you willwork alongside skilled train maintainers and engineers, learning how our variedtrain systems operate.

London Undergrounds rolling stock has long since ceasedto be clunk click’ and is now a highly sophisticated piece of equipmentrequiring a raised level of technical competence to maintain it.

Under constantsupervision, and working as part of a team, you will learn and becomeproficient in both mechanical and electrical skills enabling you to helpcontribute to the maintenance and fault repair of our varied rolling stock,ensuring a fast turn around and playing your part in keeping London moving.

What do we look for?

Our talentedapprentices form a vital part of that vision, so it’s important that we findthe best people to help us do this.

  • We’re looking for people who are;
  • Analytical and logical thinkers
  • Continuing learners
  • Creative and innovative
  • As amember of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to addvalue.If you’re excited by inspiringand influencing the future of London then this is the career path for you.

    Where can this career take me?

    This apprenticeshipis just the start of your career, the roles and opportunities available to youare endless. You may want to progress onto an Apprenticeship at a higher level, or you may want to move into a Team Leader, Depot Manager or OperationalManager role.

    Alternatively, you may want to remain as a hands-on engineer,growing in knowledge and experience and passing on your skills to the nextgeneration of Apprentices.

    Thecurrent Director of Engineering and Managing Director for London Undergroundfor TfL both started as technician apprentices so it can be seen that the apprenticescan aspire eventually to senior management positions.

    What training and support will you get?

    You’llhave an Apprenticeship Development Manager who will act as your line managerand be responsible for ensuring that the design and delivery of the Apprenticeshipis fit for purpose.

    They will help secure the right placements for you andsupport you in your professional development. You’ll also have a mentor that’llsupport and guide you sharing their knowledge and expertise.

    You’llalso have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These willvary from soft skills training to technical skills training.

    Entry Requirements

    Aminimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above, including Maths andEnglish Language

    Youare not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards aqualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have alreadystudied content from the qualification for this scheme.

    Youmust be 17 years of age by 1st February 2020 to be eligible for thisscheme.

    Meet our apprentice

    Myrole in Fleet Engineering is very hands on. I work with a variety of teamswithin depots where I undertake tasks that could range from fault finding tofitting and replacing components on the trains.

    Everything has a VMI (processinstruction) that is created for someone who has never completed the taskbefore.

    Althoughall the courses we do help us to learn and progress, the best way to learn isto do. I have had the opportunity to do that in every depot where I learn frommistakes.

    Theopportunities offered within the role are endless. I am inspired by speaking topeople who work in depots who started as apprentices and are now in more seniorroles.’

    Laura, London UndergroundFleet Apprentice

    If Fleet Engineering isn’t quite whatyou’re looking for, we also have opportunities available in Signals, Power,Lifts & Escalators and Track.

    If you’re interested in applying for any ofthese London Underground apprenticeship roles that start in September 2019,please click here for more information.

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