LU Engineering Vehicles Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship - 2024

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

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. Working on multiple engineering mechanised rolling stock. From diesel plant to battery locomotives supporting the critical work that happens across the network. You will be trained in engineering principles in mechanical and electrical.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246614
  • 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
    Automotive
  • 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 placement rotations and training. 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

The first year is settling into London Underground. You will spend the first 3 months at our partner college in Enfield working on the fundamental engineering principles. You will then receive all the safety training and licencing to safely work on. After you have had all the safety training you start to be shadow the training maintainers at Ruislip Transplant depot rotating around the teams.


This is the time you will start to work on gathering knowledge for your qualifications. Also returning to college for short stints to achieve key engineering principal units. The qualifications are made up of knowledge questions and evidence of the work you have done.


Year 2

Your second year will be where you get hands on in the business learning from experienced train maintainers from focusing mainly at Ruislip on the engineering vehicles. However there will be the opportunity for short placements on passage train depots across the network and the Railway Engineering Workshop. You will be expected to follow teams building up your confidence and practical knowledge.


As you continue on college block release for knowledge and on the job, competency building this is a critical time to evidence and submit a large portion of your qualifications.


Year 3

With the fundamentals of engineering and the hands-on practical experience your final year is where you continue rotating around placements while completing your qualifications. At the end you will present your best work to an external engineering institute to give final sign off that you are a competent rolling stock engineering.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 246614)

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

· Analytical Thinker

· Willingness to learn


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 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.


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.

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 Train maintainer position which could lead to further career development opportunities such as an Advanced Train Maintainer or Team leader 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 Chartership status in the future.

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


The apprenticeship scheme will involve working shift hours to include early, late, night and weekend shifts.


This apprentice is based at Ruislip depot. With short stretch placements in other London locations.


College is currently in Enfield

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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