Track Operative Engineering (Level 3)

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Be part of our track teams within London Underground working to ensure the reliability and safety of passengers.

Applications for this role are open now for a September 2020 start.

Applications for further opportunities will be open in April for a March 2021 start.


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

Scheme begins: September 2020

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 Sunday 7 March 2021 to be eligible for this scheme

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?

Keeping London Moving isn’t just about trains, and with our train’s travelling more than 70 million km per year, the condition of our track is of pivotal importance.

The various track teams within London Underground work to ensure the reliability and safety of passengers from managing and optimising rail defects, processing data collected from passenger trains to develop and implement improvements as well as the everyday cleaning, lubricating, maintaining, renewing and upgrading this vital asset across all lines. As a London Underground Track Apprentice you will undertake regular placements across the network.

Here, you will work alongside our highly skilled track engineers, learning how to maintain a key asset without which London Underground could not operate. London Underground’s track has to carry hundred’s of trains over more than 402km across our entire network for 364 days per year.

Under constant supervision, and working as part of a team, you will learn and become proficient in the essential track maintenance skillset, enabling you to help contribute to the maintenance and fault repair of this pivotal function ensuring that an effective, efficient service remains continuous for London.

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 remain as a hands-on engineer, growing in knowledge and experience and passing on your skills to the next generation of Apprentices, or develop your skills within the vast scope of track maintenance and renewals.


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