London Underground Railway Engineering Workshops Apprenticeship - 2024

  • Transport for London
  • London, Westminster
  • £23404 per annum

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. 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 will be at the forefront of these developments whilst also keeping a watchful eye on our legacy assets across the network.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246581
  • Wages
    £23,404 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/02/2024
  • Start Date
    01/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    3.5 years

  • Location
    London
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Transport for London

Description

What will I be doing?

As an REW apprentice, your 3.5-year development programme will be made up of various specialised engineering sections and departments, all based in West London (Acton), including electrical, electronic, mechanical and the Train Modification Unit. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every apprentice’s journey is unique. Here is an idea of what yours could look like:

REW Apprentices will spend year 1 in block release at college in the Enfield area, interspersed with targeted safety training courses and placements around the workshops to familiarise them with their future working environment. REW apprentices will also spend some part of year 2 back in block release at college with placements around their schedule. The remainder of the apprenticeship will follow a placement plan, designed, and managed by their Apprenticeship Development Manager, which will ensure maximum exposure to the skills and knowledge that they need based in Acton, West London.


For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 246581)

Company website : https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/careers/apprenticeships

You should already hold or be working towards a minimum of 2 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above, including Maths (or equivalents). 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.


You must be 18 years old by 13th January 2025 to be eligible for this scheme.


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.


Please note that you will be required to provide original certificates and/or predicted grades as proof for your eligibility checks.

You will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Technical Support


Typically, you will be required to attend CONEL college in Enfield, as block placements to complete units that make up your You will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Technical Support Technician the remaining units will be delivered by your Assessor.


Whilst on the scheme, we’ll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We will also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities, and structured networking opportunities. You will receive regular one-to-one placement support throughout the programme from your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You will also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme.


Our Colleague Network Groups (Carers, parents and guardians, disability, faith, OUTbound, Raising Awareness of Culture and Ethnicity, Women) give you the chance to share ideas and support each other in developing our equality agenda in all areas of employment. Their aim is to:


• Help improve working life

• Identify common workplace issues for the organisation to address

• Provide a forum to share ideas and best practices

• Provide information about opportunities for personal development

• Hold meetings which provide a safe, supportive environment where colleagues views help to shape the equality agenda for the business


Everyone in the organisation is welcome to join any group and attend events.

Our commitments to diversity and inclusion are set out in our Action on Inclusion strategy.


What Qualifications will I gain?

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Technical Support Technician

Our core values are extremely important to us, and we desire candidates who are:


Caring about our colleagues, our customers and our work


Open to each other, to new ideas and to working together


Adaptable to diverse needs and willing to innovate

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into the role of Electrical / Mechanical Fitter which could lead to further career development opportunities such as Team Leader, Production Manager or Operational Manager.


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


Many of our current REW senior management team began their career with this very apprenticeship and have worked their way up to executive level – your future will be yours to build!

Please Note: We only allow one application for any of our Apprenticeship scheme per year. Any subsequent applications will be withdrawn.

We operate a transparent recruitment process that removes barriers for candidates with a disability. Please let us know if you require reasonable adjustments for any stages of the application process. 


We're a Disability Confident employer, and we offer guaranteed interviews to candidates who apply via the scheme where the minimum criteria for skills, knowledge and experience have been met.  


In High Volume campaigns including Graduate, Apprentice and Intern recruitment the minimum criteria we set is achieving a pass mark in our first stage assessments, adopting a proportionate approach as part of the Disability Confident scheme. 

"The best thing was the ability to gain on-the-job experience and a degree at the same time. I had the option of going to university, however this opportunity was a no-brainer. Avoiding the fees and getting a degree – who would turn that down?"

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