Help test our estate of vehicles and station assets to ensure that they are safe to run in passenger service.
How long: 3 years 6 months
Salary: Minimum London Living Wage
Scheme begins: April 2021
What you’ll need:
- To be 18 years of age within 6 months of starting the programme
- 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
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.