Rail for London Infrastructure (Level 3)

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Help us maintain infrastructure that will carry an estimated 200 million passengers each year.

Sarah, Rail for London Infrastructure Apprentice“I love working at TfL as a Rail for London Infrastructure apprentice — it’s been a life-changing experience for me. I studied Health and Social care at college, I’m so glad I discovered the engineering scheme.”

— Sarah, Rail for London Infrastructure Apprentice

How long: 3 years
Where:  London
Salary: £19,268

What you’ll need:

  • 5 GCSE’s A*-C/ grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English language.
  • To be 17 years old by 1 September 2019

We’re looking for people who:

  • Have a passion for Engineering
  • Are highly motivated and proactive
  • Have a creative approach to problem solving
  • Are logical thinkers

Job overview

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. The role of a Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLi) Apprentice is critical in ensuring the ongoing performance and safety of the Elizabeth line, its stations and assets.

You’ll be responsible for maintaining and ensuring our assets are operating at peak performance in order to carry an estimated 200 million passengers per year.

What will I be doing?

The work will be split between practical work and knowledge and you’ll be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your growing competence and understanding. The work will vary from placement to placement.

The first year will be generic disciplines across the Elizabeth Line assets in order for you to gain a better understanding of which eventual pathway you wish to choose.

Pathways to choose from are Permanent Way Track, Electrification or Signalling; your placements will then be tailored to that pathway choice.

On the programme you will choose one pathway, RfLi promotes the learning of other disciplines over time to provide you with a more holistic understanding of multi-functioning teams across the Elizabeth Line.

Where can this career take me?

You could join 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.

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

The current Director of Engineering and Major Projects Director for TfL both started as a technician apprentice demonstrating that our apprentices can aspire to senior management positions.


We are not accepting applications for this role right now. We hope to re-open soon.


“I’d really encourage other girls like myself to stay in STEM, it’s really opened my eyes to the range of career paths open to me in helping to developing a world class leading railway.”