Engineering Apprenticeships, London Engineering Apprenticeships, London
Engineering Apprenticeship, London

Keeping London on the move

A Stagecoach London apprenticeship is a great way to develop state-of-the-art technical skills and train for a secure future as a mechanic, body repairer or an electrical engineer – learning first-hand on some of the most sophisticated vehicles on the road today.

It takes a lot of know-how to keep all of our London buses up to the job of serving one of the world’s biggest and busiest cities. Our 1,400–strong fleet carries approximately 330 million passengers across East and South East London, and covers a staggering 50 million miles a year.

Engineering Apprenticeship London
Engineering Apprenticeship, London

"The support is brilliant. No matter where I go, I can always ask someone for help and advice if I need it."

Reece Stannard,
Electrical Engineer Apprentice, Barking

Training for tomorrow

With constant new advances in design, construction and technology, maintenance theory and practice always moving forward – our engineers now need to be as knowledgeable in modern computer diagnostics as they are in traditional maintenance skills. So right from the word go, you can expect to be comprehensively trained to the highest standards in all the latest techniques – through a combination of depot-based experience and specialist residential college study.

Of course, it’s challenging – but throughout your training, you’ll work directly one-to-one with your own, personal and highly experienced mentor, who will always be on-hand to offer guidance and advice. Everything we do is geared towards helping you to fully develop your confidence and skills; we’ve not just been awarded ‘Large Employer of the Year’ at the People 1st Apprenticeship Awards for nothing.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a period of training in which you will train and gain experience from ‘time served’ skilled staff in your chosen trade. Stagecoach offers apprenticeships in the following areas of vehicle maintenance as a:

  • Mechanical – maintenance and fault diagnosis of the mechanical components on the vehicle engines, gearboxes etc.
  • Electrician – maintaining and fault diagnosis in the electrical circuits and systems on vehicles.
  • Body Repair – repair and replacement of damaged bodywork panels.

Your training will include paid release at an appropriate specialised college, which will involve periods away from home. Your accommodation, travel costs and food will be provided for you.

Engineering Apprenticeship, London

"The best thing is learning how something as big and as sophisticated as a bus runs; everything has a cause and effect and you get a real buzz and sense of achievement when you sort out a problem and get a bus out of the garage."

Oliver Houghton,
Mechanical Engineer Apprentice,
West Ham
Engineering Apprenticeship, London
Engineering Apprenticeship, London

What's in it for you?

In four years, you'll progress up to NVQ level 3 in Bus & Coach Engineering Maintenance and a full Technical Certificate, gain an Advanced Apprenticeship in Transporting Engineering Maintenance and have the opportunity to become a licensed member of IRTEC (The Institute of Road Transport Engineers).

You'll also emerge with the in-demand skills and experience to form the backbone of a very worthwhile and rewarding career. (It's worth noting that all our successful apprentices have gone on to have a future with us; more than 350 apprenticeships over the past seven years in total and many Engineering Directors across the entire Stagecoach Group – one of the UK's largest bus operators – themselves began as apprentices.)

What qualifications do you need?

Right now, if you have (or expect to gain) GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C (4-9) or above in English Language, Maths and a Science or 3 standard grades (3 or above) or National 4 in English Language, Maths and a Science, and you are also technically minded with a proven practical aptitude in the engineering vehicle maintenance field, as well as keen to push yourself, learn and develop... then we’d love to hear from you.

Engineering Apprenticeship, London
Engineering Apprenticeship, London

"I looked around a lot and Stagecoach offered the best training programme and the best benefits by far."

Reece Manning,
Mechanical Engineer Apprentice,
West Ham

What we can offer you

And don't forget – from day one, right through your training, you'll be working for a prestigious leading transport operator and will enjoy:

  • A good rate of pay, which is reviewed each year of your training.
  • 20 days' paid leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Discretionary non-contractual travel benefits for you and a household member on London's buses, DLR, London Underground and London Overground. (An additional pass is issued after completion of three months' service for a nominee who lives at the same address as you).
  • Tools and protective wear, including overalls and footwear.
  • Defined Pension Provision and opportunities for sharesave schemes, providing security for the future.

Want to know more?

To find out more and to apply for our apprenticeship programme, please click here

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