Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Apprenticeship Reference: TFL22190
  • Date Posted: 25 October 2023
  • Apprentice Employer: Transport for London
  • Location: London
  • Apprentice Pay: £21,824
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Transport & Logistics, Engineering
  • Apprenticeship Type: Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Training Programme: 3 Years
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

What you'll need

  • A minimum of 2 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade 4 and above including Maths and English
  • You must be 18 years old by September 2023 to be eligible for this scheme

Job overview

Our engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. The role of a technician within London Trams is an essential part of TfL.

It's especially important as Croydon is a rapidly growing part of London, with much development going on.


What you'll be doing

During your first year, you'll be exposed to all areas of Trams, from maintenance of fleet and infrastructure to working with the operator to see how the service is managed.

The intention of the first year, is to give you an view of how the business operates and how the different areas work together so the Trams network operates efficiently.

At the end of the first year, you'll choose to specialise in a set discipline (Fleet, Overhead Line or Systems).

The rest of the apprenticeship scheme is then geared around providing the placements which are required to gain occupational competence.


Where this career can take you

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll off into a technician role. This can lead to further career development opportunities such as:

  • shift supervisor
  • asset manager
  • or asset engineer

The apprenticeship will provide you with exposure to many disciplines, giving you a solid grounding in how a light rail system operates.

The scheme will also provide you with the opportunity to become a competent technician in your chosen discipline area.


Who can start an apprenticeship

You must have the Right to Work in the UK for the duration of your apprenticeship and have lived in the UK/EEA for the past 3 years.

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you must be 18 years old. There is no upper age limit.

The majority of our schemes require a minimum of 2 or more GCSEs for an applicant to be eligible. However, some of our schemes have no formal entry requirements at all!

Where qualifications are required, applicants can still be studying towards these, so long as they meet the entry requirements by the start date.

From Level 2 through to Degree apprenticeships and with so many career pathways and training opportunities available, TfL will help you transform your future and we'll be with you all the way.


You can only apply for one apprenticeship scheme per year.


Levels of apprenticeship

We offer four types of apprenticeships:


  • Intermediate Apprenticeships or Level 2: Equivalent to GCSEs
  • Advanced Apprenticeships or Level 3: Equivalent to A Levels
  • Higher Apprenticeships or Level 4 and Level 5: Equivalent to a foundation degree and above
  • Degree Apprenticeships or Level 6: Equivalent to a degree


Higher level apprenticeships tend to have higher entry requirements. If you have a degree, you cannot apply for an apprenticeship that is related to your current degree.

For example, you cannot apply for a finance apprenticeship with a finance degree. If your degree is in an unrelated subject, you can apply for an apprenticeship.