London Underground Rail Engineering Technician - Fleet Apprenticeship - 2024

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

Our Fleet Engineers at London Underground play a vital role in maintaining and upgrading the operational efficiency and safety of our rolling stock. As a Fleet Engineer, your responsibility is crucial in maintaining our entire fleet of trains. You will be up-to-date of the latest developments, ensuring our assets, both new and legacy, consistently operate at optimal levels. This role is pivotal in the continuous performance and safety of our transportation system.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246586
  • Wages
    £23,404 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/02/2024
  • Start Date
    01/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    3 years

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

Description

What will I be doing?

During your apprenticeship, you will undergo a three-year development program consisting of up to seven placement rotations across London. Our goal is to provide you with a diverse set of skills and experiences essential for a successful career. Recognising that each person's career path is distinct, we tailor every apprentice's journey to be unique. Here's a glimpse of what your journey might entail:


Year 1

In the initial year, you'll be acclimating to both London Underground and the field of engineering. This period will primarily involve delving into fundamental engineering theories at our partner college in Enfield. Following this phase, you will undergo comprehensive training, including all necessary track safety protocols, to enable you to operate confidently around our fleet in various depots.


Year 2

In your second year, you will actively engage in the operational side of the business, gaining practical insights from seasoned train maintainers across different lines. Your role will involve shadowing teams, progressively building your confidence and practical expertise. Additionally, you will be rotating across our depots, contributing to a well-rounded understanding of our operations. As part of your second year, you will also be released to continue building on fundamental engineering principles at our partner college in Enfield.

During this phase, you'll develop proficiency in mechanical, electrical, and hand tool usage. Working closely with our dedicated assessor, you'll address a comprehensive range of knowledge questions integral to your qualifications.


Year 3

As you progress into your final year, you will continue rotating through various placements, honing your competencies through diverse methods. The qualifications encompass knowledge assessments and documentation of the practical work you undertake. Ultimately, you will present your finest work to an external engineering institute, obtaining the final endorsement that declares you as a proficient rolling stock engineer. This endorsement, coupled with the completion of your qualifications, will signify that you are ready to roll into a job in depots as a train maintainer.


For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 246586)

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

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future proof for millions of Londoners. 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;

Proactive

Logical Thinker

Willingness to learn

You should already hold or be working towards a minimum of 2GCSE’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.


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


You must be 18 by the 13th of January 2025 to be eligible for this scheme.


Please be advised that should you be successful in getting an offer for this apprenticeship scheme, your offer will be subject to a satisfactory medical which may include but is not limited to: drugs and alcohol screening, hearing test and eyesight tests including Ishihara Plates and Colour Assessment and Diagnosis tests to determine colour deficiency.

You will be working towards a Level 3 qualification in Railway Engineering Technician (Rolling stock)


Typically, you will be required to attend CONEL college in Enfield, As block placements to complete 4 Mandatory Units that make up your Leve 3 Knowledge qualification, remaining 3 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’ll 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 one-to-one support throughout the programme from your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You’ll also be connected to a ‘buddy’ who will be a more experienced apprentice from the scheme.

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 a Train maintainer position which could develop into opportunities such as Advanced Train Maintainer or Manager positions.


At the end of the apprenticeship, you will be at an Engineering Technician professional standard. While there is no requirement, this can be built upon to achieve Engineering Chartership status in the future.


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

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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