LU Non-Destructive Testing Engineering (Level 3)

Help test our estate of vehicles and station assets to ensure that they are safe to run in passenger service.
Applications are due to open in July 2021 


How long: 3 years 6 months
Where: London
Salary: £19,815
Scheme begins: January 2022

What you’ll need:

  • To be 18 years of age by January 2022
  • 5 GCSE’s A*-C/ grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English language
  • You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme
  • If you hold a Level 2 industry recognised NDT certificate (or above), you will not be eligible to apply

We’re looking for people who are:

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

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

The role of a TfL engineering apprentice is critical to ensuring the ongoing performance and safety of our tube network. The technological advancements we are seeing in our signalling 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.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

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.

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.


Register your interest in this scheme