LU Installation/Maintenance Electrician (Level 3)

Participate in Substation Plant Maintenance spanning many disciplines, up to voltages of 22,000VAC

This scheme is now closed for applications


How long: 4 years
Where: London
Salary: £19,815
Scheme begins: January 2022

What you’ll need:

  • 5 GCSE’s A*-C/ grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English language.
  • To be 18 years of age by January 2022
  • You will not be eligible for this scheme if you currently hold Level 3 Apprenticeship or qualifications in electrical installation

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Analytical and logical thinkers
  • Continuing learners
  • Creative and innovative
  • Delivers quality
  • Team working
  • Takes responsibility, accountability and ownership
  • Embraces change and drives innovation

London Underground plays an essential role in our city’s development. Our network covers 253 miles, serving 275 stations and carriers more than five million passengers per day.

The role of a London Underground engineering apprentice is critical to ensuring the ongoing performance and safety of our tube network. The technological advancements we are seeing in our trains and operating infrastructure mean that we need to adapt the way we maintain our assets to keep them operating at peak performance. You’ll be at the forefront of these developments whilst also keeping a watchful eye on our legacy assets across the network.

What will I be doing?

Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn from experienced and qualified staff through various placements across the organisation to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge through a hands-on approach to learning.

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As a London Underground Electrical Apprentice, you will participate and work with competent teams that ensure the DLO Electrical Assets are maintained and delivered into service in a safe and timely manner. During your apprenticeship, you will be placed across a range of departments within the Electrical area, enabling you to experience and learn how the Electrical Division functions. You will learn how to read Electrical and Mechanical Drawings, be trained to write reports, fault findings, Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems. learn how to carryout preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, and structures.

Where can this career take me?

This apprenticeship is just the start of your career, the roles and opportunities available to you are endless. You may want to progress onto an Apprenticeship at a higher level, or as a Senior Technician – Asset Performance – Stations.

We also have a number of directors who started their career journeys as an apprentice for London Underground, so it can be seen that apprentices can eventually aspire to senior management positions.


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