Work alongside skilled engineers and learn how our varied train systems operate.
How long: 3 years and 4 months
What you’ll need:
- 5 GCSE’s A*-C/ grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths. Applicants with an English Language GCSE at Grade D or Grade 3 will be eligible to apply, but will be expected to achieve a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English Language by the end of their apprenticeship.
- To be 18 years of age by start date
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?
Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn from experienced and qualified staff through various placements across Workshops so as to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge through a hands-on approach to learning.
As a London Underground Railway Engineering Workshops (REW) Apprentice you will undertake regular placements at the REW Workshop and TMU Trains department at Acton. Here, after receiving high quality classroom and on the job training from our dedicated trainers, you will work alongside skilled engineers, learning how our varied train systems operate. London Undergrounds rolling stock has long since ceased to be ‘clunk click’ and is now a highly sophisticated piece of equipment 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 rolling stock and the piece parts associated, 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 Team Leader, Production Manager 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.
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.