London Underground Track Renewal Construction Management Apprenticeship - 2024

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

As a London Underground Track Apprentice, you will undertake regular placements across the network. Here, you will work alongside our highly skilled Construction Management team, learning how to renew a key asset without which London Underground could not operate. London Underground’s track has to carry hundreds of trains over more than 402km across our entire network for 364 days per year. Under constant supervision, and working as part of a team, you will learn and become proficient in essential track maintenance and renewals, enabling you to help contribute to managing fault repairs, mainte...

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246607
  • 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?

As an apprentice, your 3-year development programme will be made up of up to 4 or 5 placement rotations. 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’s an idea of what yours could look like:


Year 1

This will be spent initially completing placements across the track renewals areas,

Track Surveying

Health and Safety Team

Construction Management Team

Operational Delivery


This will be followed by the following Training:

Basic Track Awareness

Track Induction

Face Fit Training for Mask Wearers

SMSTS Training


Year 2

Placement 1 – Deep Tube Renewals

Placement 2 – Ballasted Track Renewals


Your roles and responsibilities will include:

Ensure that the required standard of quality is achieved and maintained at all times.

Assist with works construction planning expertise, review and challenge proposed construction methodologies developed by internal teams or by suppliers, propose innovative solutions to solve complex construction challenges.

Assist with the process that works construction schedules and methodologies integrate with interfacing projects.

Assist with the risk management process. and take responsibility for construction-related activities.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 246607)

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;


Willingness to Learn

Highly Motivated

Enthusiastic


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

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


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


You must be at least 18 years of age by 13th 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 Rail Engineering Technician


Typically, you will be required to attend College to complete the Knowledge part of your apprenticeship, and this is typically Block Release in 2 to 4-week blocks.


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.


What Qualifications will I gain?

Level 3 Rail Engineering (Competence)

Level 3 Rail Engineering (Technical Knowledge)

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 Construction Support Manager Role where you will support the planning, delivery, and management of track projects.


You’ll also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary to support your continuous development.

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


Annual Leave is pre-arranged to ensure timely completion of your apprenticeship. These are typically, Two Week Easter Break, Two Week Summer Break, One Week October and One week during the Christmas Period, plus Public Holidays.


This apprenticeship will predominantly consist of day shifts when on placement but will also occasionally include night and weekend shifts.


This role will include manual activity including heavy lifting and pushing equipment.

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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