As an apprentice, your 3 year development programme will be made up of up to 7 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:
The first year is settling into London Underground. Mainly working on the fundamental engineering principles at our purpose build training centre in Acton.
Your second year will be where you get hands on in the business learning from experienced train maintainers from across the lines. You will be expected to follow teams building up your confidence and practical knowledge.
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. The qualifications are made up of knowledge questions and evidence of the work you have done. At the end you will present your best work to an external engineering institute give final sign off that you are a competent rolling stock engineering.
Where can this career take me?
- 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 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.
- You’ll also have opportunities to complete additional training courses. These will vary from soft skills training to technical skills training.