Rail for London Infrastructure Operations (Level 2)

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Supporting our Network Operations team in ensuring the ongoing high performance and management of the Elizabeth line.

How long: 2 years
Where: Romford
Salary: £19,663 (reviewed in line with London Living Wage)

Scheme begins: September 2020


What you’ll need:

  • There are no minimum requirements for this role however if you do not have a Level 2 qualification (e.g. GCSE or Function Skills) in English and Maths you will be required to achieve this over the course of your apprenticeship.
  • 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 railway operations
  • Are highly motivated and proactive
  • Resolve problems within given rules/framework
  • Are logical thinkers

The Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI) Network Operations team will manage the central operating section of the Elizabeth Line, between Paddington and Abbey Wood/Stratford. As an RfLI Operations apprentice you will be supporting our Network Operations team in ensuring the ongoing high performance and management of the Elizabeth line train service. You will be responsible for assisting with the operation of our signalling, electrical control, tunnel ventilation and other systems.

What will I be doing?

As an apprentice your programme will balance learning with practical experience. The majority of your time will be spent at our Route Control Centre (RCC) at Romford, working with fellow RfLI colleagues and our industry partners. However, you will also get to experience opportunities outside of the RCC in our wider RfLI teams.

Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and experience you need for a successful career in the rail industry.

Over the course of your apprenticeship you will become multi-skilled in signalling, electrical control and tunnel ventilation systems. You will learn and correctly apply railway rules and procedures to our high safety standards. You will have the opportunity to interact with all those involved in operating the Elizabeth Line; including train drivers, incident responders and our maintenance teams.

Where can this career take me?

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you could roll-off into a Traffic Manager role on the Elizabeth Line.

The skills, knowledge and experience developed during your time on the programme will open up a range of opportunities within Railways Operations.


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