Gain experience on a range of electrical equipment and systems, including cables, fuses, heating, lights and air conditioning.
How long: 3 years
Where: Plumstead, London
Salary: £19,663 (reviewed in line with London Living Wage)
Scheme begins: September 2020
What you’ll need:
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language or equivalent
- To be 18 years of age 1st September 2020 to be eligible for this scheme
We’re looking for people who:
- Have a passion for electrical maintenance
- Are highly motivated and proactive
- Have a creative approach to problem solving
- Are logical thinkers
Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI) part of TfL will be responsible for the tunnel environment, shafts, portals and a number of stations on the central operating system of the Elizabeth Line. The central operating system runs from Paddington to Abbey Wood and includes stations such as Tottenham Court Road & Farringdon.
Based at our new depot in Plumstead the role of a RFLI Electrical apprentice is critical in ensuring the ongoing performance and safety of our stations and assets. You will be responsible for maintaining our new electrical systems, ensuring we are operating at peak performance in order to carry an estimated 200 million passengers per year.
What will I be doing?
As an RFLI Electrical apprentice, your programme will involve various placements across the line, you will gain experience on a range of electrical equipment and systems, including cables, fuses, heating, lights and air conditioning.
You will work with a team of qualified and licensed maintenance engineers, who will provide oversight and guidance throughout your programme, teach you the skills required for the role and most of all, share their extensive knowledge and experience. Electrical safety is an important area of our work and you will learn our safety rules & regulations, ensuring the completion all electrical systems are be safe to use.
Over the course of your apprenticeship you will gain experience across the Elizabeth Line central operating system and on occasion other areas to TfL, building your understanding of our railway. It is an exciting time to be joining RfLI and part of our new Elizabeth line.
Where can this career take me?
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you could roll-off into the Elizabeth Line maintenance team which could lead to further career development opportunities such as supervisory roles, project management, site management, surveying and site engineering.