Future-proof the Capital for millions of people working on our assets.
“I knew university wasn’t the right route for me because I’ve always got a lot more out of practical learning. I’m really proud of my journey so far.”
— George, Building Services Apprentice
How long: 5.5 years
What you’ll need:
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language (or equivalent).
- Plus a minimum of three A levels at A* – C (or equivalent) including Maths and Physics or Chemistry
- You must be 18 years of age by 1st September 2020 to be eligible for this scheme.
We’re looking for people who
- Relish a challenge
- Are highly motivated
- Promote a safety conscious culture
Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport network’s building infrastructure.
As a Building Services Engineering apprentice, you’ll help us provide our customers with a bright, clean, functional and welcoming environment that is safe and accessible to all, whilst keeping in line with passenger growth demands delivered through our line upgrades, renewals, enhancements and improvement programmes.
You’ll help us retain and develop the in-house knowledge of our Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) assets as we upgrade our legacy assets to become safer, more reliable, automated and energy efficient.
What will I be doing?
The Building Services Engineering discipline covers the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of E&M assets serving buildings of different types within the TfL infrastructure. E&M assets include, lighting, low voltage, lightning protection, domestic water, gas, heating, air conditioning and ventilation sub-assets.
These assets which are located within a range of places such as; tube/rail stations, railway line side equipment rooms, railway depots, control centres/rooms, road lighting infrastructure and road tunnels are essential to the operation of the TfL tube, rail & road infrastructure.
Where can this career take me?
Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into a Band 2 Engineer position in one of our E&M sub-teams. From here, you could have the opportunity to continue developing into one of our resident technical discipline experts, an experienced Senior Project Engineer or even a Senior Manager. The current Director of Engineering and the Major Projects Director for TfL both started their careers as technician apprentices demonstrating that our apprentices can aspire to senior management positions or anything else in between.
The qualification you will earn is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
“I’ve gained a First Class Honours in BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering from a London university whilst seeing a £250 million Bond Street Station Upgrade through from construction to completion.
Before I started, I found it hard to imagine getting through a whole university course!”