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Train Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Reference number: SW-002852
  • Salary: £18,000.00 pa
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Location: New Cross Gate Depot

Our award winning Apprenticeship will develop you with the behaviours, skills and knowledge required to become a Rail Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance Technician. #TogetherWeMove – We are looking for dependable, well organised, self-motivated individuals that are passionate about providing outstanding service to our customers.

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance related increases throughout the apprenticeship programme.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday – 9am-5pm in first 12 months. Shifts that will include weekends, evenings and nights at depot

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

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What will the apprentice be doing

Our maintenance apprentices will have the opportunity to work in one of our teams, ensuring our trains are ready for service. This will include preparing the train, planned maintenance and  preventative maintenance. You will work across a range of projects and depots across London.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will attend CONEL in Enfield, initially on a block release basis until March 2021, followed by day release for the remainder of the apprenticeship. Qualifcations at the end of the apprenticeship will include:

Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Knowledge
Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Competence

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be expected to undertake routine preventative maintenance and modifications of traction and rolling stock assets and associated equipment, dealing with breakdowns and restoring components and systems to a serviceable condition by repair and replacement using appropriate tools and equipment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

Making reliable, safe, and sustainable transport available for all in a world of urban growth and digital change – that is one of the main challenges of our times. Working with our customers, we strive to create holistic, high-quality mobility solutions that anticipate the needs of tomorrow and maximize value for customers and passengers already today. Combining technology and performance with empathy, we serve as a trusted and strong local partner all over the world.



New Cross Gate Depot

Juno Way

SE14 5GE

Date posted: 15/02/2021

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