Telecomms Engineering (Level 3)

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Be part of Maintenance or Breakdown Teams working on the telecoms equipment across our network.

Applications for this role will be open in April for a March 2021 start.


How long: 3 years
Where: London
Salary: Minimum London Living Wage

Scheme begins: March 2021

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 within 6 months of starting the programme

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Analytical and logical thinkers
  • Continuing learners
  • Creative and innovative

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?

As a London Underground Telecoms Apprentice you will undertake regular placements at our Acton or Griffiths House offices where you will be part of Maintenance or Breakdown Teams working on the telecoms equipment across our network.

Here, after receiving high quality classroom and on the job training from trainers, you will work alongside skilled Multi Disciplined Technicians and Technical Officers, learning how our varied telecoms equipment works from Tunnel Telephones, PA Systems, Service Update Boards. London Undergrounds telecoms equipment is highly sophisticated requiring a raised level of technical competence to maintain it.

Under constant supervision, and working as part of a team, you will learn and become proficient in both mechanical and electrical skills enabling you to help contribute to the maintenance and fault repair of our varied equipment, ensuring a fast turn around and playing your part in keeping London moving.

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 you may want to move into a Technical Officer, Team Leader, Works Controller or Operational Manager role. Alternatively, you may want to remain as a hands-on engineer, growing in knowledge and experience and passing on your skills to the next generation of Apprentices.


Applications for this role will be open in April for a March 2021 start.