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Rail for London infrastructure Building Services Apprenticeship

Rail for London infrastructure Building Services Apprenticeship

Job Title: Rail for London infrastructure Building Services Apprenticeship
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 032575
Job Published: February 05, 2020 16:59

Job Description

Rail for London Infrastructure Building Services Apprenticeship 032575
Organisation - HR
Job - RfLI building services
Position Type - Full Time

Rail for London Infrastructure Building Services Apprentice


Building services engineering service and maintenance engineer

Apprenticeship Framework/Standard


4 years


Plumstead, London


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


Thank you for your interest in applying for this TfL Apprenticeship.


We’d like to remind you that you must ensure you are eligible for this scheme before applying. Please read through the eligibility criteria below carefully and ensure that you are eligible before applying.


This application will also contain a series of questions to establish whether or not you are eligible. It is important that you take great care in reading and answering these questions as we will not be able to revert your application if an error is made.


Please Note: We only allow one application for any of our Level 2-3 Apprenticeship schemes per academic year. Any subsequent applications will be withdrawn.


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.

Online Tests 


PLEASE NOTE: On successful completion of your application you will be sent an invitation to complete an online test - the Situational Strengths Test. You will have exactly 7 days from the date and time of being invited to complete this test.


If you have not received the email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please check your junk/spam emails or alternatively, a copy can be found in your job page TfL Careers account. Alternatively, please contact the recruitment team on 0333 0062939 (Option 1) or email us at You can contact us: Mon – Fri between 08.30 and 17.30.


No extensions will be granted, therefore if you are unable to complete your test within the 7 days, we would advise you to refrain from submitting your application at this time.  If you do not complete the tests within 7 days of receiving the email, you will be automatically removed from the process. Please note: The online test is not compatible with mobiles or tablets so please ensure you have access to a PC or laptop to complete your test.


Reasonable Adjustments

If you have any special requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please contact us by phone or email on the contact details below.

Please Note: We need a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (excluding weekends and bank holidays) to allow us to try and accommodate reasonable adjustments. Any adjustments will be confirmed to you in writing, once received, please print a copy and bring this to the assessment with you.

Contacting Us

If at any time you need to speak to anyone within the Recruitment Team then please contact us Mon – Fri between 08.30 and 17.30 on 0333 0062939 (Option 1) or alternatively email us at