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London Underground Track Engineering Apprentice

Job Title: London Underground Track Engineering Apprentice
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 030882
Job Published: July 29, 2019 12:41

Job Description

Job Description - London Underground Track Engineering Apprenticeship (030882)
London Underground Track Engineering Apprenticeship 030882
Organisation - HR
Job - Crossrail Maintenance
Position Type - Full Time
Please Note: We only allow one application for any of our Apprenticeship schemes per year, as a result if you have applied for one of our schemes in the early months of this year you will not be eligible to apply for this one.


Any subsequent applications will be withdrawn.


London Underground Track Engineering –  (Level 3)

Level 3
Apprenticeship Standard:  Railway Engineering Technician

Duration: 3 years


Location: London


Salary: From £19,268


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 the organisation so as to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge through a hands-on approach to learning.




The role of the Track team is to ensure that the Track Assets are maintained and inspected in accordance with the Engineering Standards as laid down by the Head of Track Engineering.  Track Operatives and Track Skilled Operatives play a key and important part in ensuring that the Track Assets are constantly maintained and inspected so that the track is in a safe condition to allow the operation of passenger rolling stock.  


Some of the key roles that a Track Operative or Track Skilled Operative include:


·         Liaise with the Track Charge Hands and Supervisors providing accurate and detailed information in a timely manner

·         Using plant and equipment correctly and escalating defective or broken items

·         Ensure completed works are compliant to LU Engineering Standards, Process & Procedures and ensuring procedures and processes

·         Understanding of Track and Civils core Safety, HR, Environmental, Technical and Management briefings


These are achieved through working with teams and other departments within the business such as Signals to ensure that all works undertaken are completed within a timely manner and to the correct quality.


What do we look for?


Our talented apprentices form a vital part of that vision, so it’s important that we find the best people to help us do this. We’re looking for people who are;


·         Analytical and logical thinkers

·         Continuing learners

·         Creative and innovative


As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value.  If you’re excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London then this is the career path for you.


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, Depot 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.



The current Director of Engineering and Managing Director for London Underground for TfL both started as technician apprentices so it can be seen that the apprentices can aspire eventually to senior management positions.


What training and support will you get?


You’ll have an Apprenticeship Development Manager who will act as your line manager and be responsible for ensuring that the design and delivery of the Apprenticeship is fit for purpose. They will help secure the right placements for you and support you in your professional development. You’ll also have a mentor that’ll support and guide you sharing their knowledge and expertise.


You’ll also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary from soft skills training to technical skills training.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above, 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.


You must be 17 years of age by 1st February 2020 to be eligible for this scheme.