Rail for London Infrastructure Building Services Apprentice - TFL - Advanced (Level 3)

Training Provider:

Transport For London

£19,663 (to be reviewed when London living wage is announced)
40.0 hours per week
duration: 4 Years
start: 1 September 2020
SE10 0ES
Advanced (Level 3)
Building Services Engineering Services (apprenticeship standard)
10 positions available
30 April 2020 (application closing date)


Apprenticeship Framework/Standard
Building services engineering service and maintenance engineer

4 years

Plumstead, London

£19,663 (reviewed in line with London Living Wage)

Job overview

Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI) part of TfL will be responsible for the tunnel environment, shafts, portals and a number of stations on the central operating system of the Elizabeth Line. The central operating system runs from Paddington to Abbey Wood and includes stations such as Tottenham Court Road & Farringdon. Based at our new depot in Plumstead the role of a RFLI Building Services apprentice is critical in ensuring the ongoing performance and safety of our stations and assets. You will be responsible for maintenance, inspection and fault finding across our infrastructure, ensuring we are operating at peak performance in order to carry an estimated 200 million passengers per year.

What will I be doing?

As an RFLI Building Services apprentice, your programme will involve various placements across the line, you will gain experience across our shafts, portals and stations, carrying out maintenance works.

You will work with a team of qualified and licensed maintenance engineers, who will provide oversight and guidance throughout your programme, teach you the skills required for the role and most of all, share their extensive knowledge and experience. Our building services can include, ventilating, heating, water supply, waste (effluent discharge) and drainage. You will develop diagnostic skills and detail knowledge of our system operating principles.

Over the course of your apprenticeship you will gain experience across the Elizabeth Line central operating system and on occasion other areas to TfL, building your understanding of our railway. It is an exciting time to be joining RfLI and part of our new Elizabeth line.

What do we look for?

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 interested in building services maintenance
  • Are highly motivated and proactive
  • Have a creative approach to problem solving
  • Are logical thinkers
  • Are comfortable working underground in our tunnels

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.

Where can this career take me?

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you could roll-off into the Elizabeth Line maintenance team which could lead to further career development opportunities such as supervisory roles, project management, site management, surveying and site engineering.

What training and support will you get?

Typically, you will be required to attend a London College, based within Zones 1-6 for 2-3 week blocks at a time across the learning year.

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.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above 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. In addition, this scheme is for those looking to start their career in building services, if you have previous experience in this field you will not be eligible for this programme.

You must be 18 years of age by 1st September 2020 to be eligible for this scheme.

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About the employer

From the famous red buses and black cabs to the Tube, TfL is responsible for virtually every mode of transport in the city.

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