Non-Destructive Testing Engineering (Level 3)

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Help test our estate of vehicles and station assets to ensure that they are safe to run in passenger service.

Applications that were due to open in April have been paused and will open at a later date. 


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 7th 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?

London Underground’s network covers a vast area from zones 1-9 and 11 different lines. Non-Destructive testing is utilised across the TfL estate of vehicles and station assets to ensure that they are safe to run in passenger service.

The role is customer focused and will involve working independently, whilst being part of a team, with the job holder expected to make decisions as to the outcome of NDT inspections on pan TfL assets including rolling stock and lifts and escalator assets.

Advancements in technology are making this role increasingly interesting, you’ll be working on one of the world’s oldest transport networks rolling out the most advanced technology, a truly unique opportunity.

Where can this career take me?

This apprenticeship is just the start of your career, the roles and opportunities available to you are endless. Many of our apprentices progress after a number of years into Managerial positions. 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.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, applications for this scheme will now open at a later date. We’ll update our website when more information is available.