Engineering Apprentices

Metroline Apprenticeship – producing some of the best apprentices in the country

Here at Metroline, our apprentices achieve some of the highest exam results in the country and once qualified can become part of a team that plays a key role in keeping London moving. Without engineers, Metroline simply could not operate.

Metroline provides engineering apprenticeships, offering on the job training and qualifications.

That is why you can be sure that an Engineering Apprenticeship at Metroline is second to none. With opportunities in three technical disciplines, you will start a career full of exciting prospects.

Not only will the training be first class, but the facilities will match. Our CELF centre is a state-of-the-art engineering base for Metroline’s major engineering works. Containing the industry’s latest technology and machinery; working and training at any of our engineering centres is an opportunity no apprentice can afford to miss.

On the job training

Engineers play a really important role within our depots, and we will train you on everything you need to know.

Rotating between the depots gives you the chance to meet different people and work on different vehicles we have within our fleet.

Working closely alongside mentors, engineers and engineering management.

Getting the opportunity to work with the most up to date diagnostic tools, following a process and procedure to rectify faults.  Working on the most up to date vehicles we have in the industry.

Carrying out routine safety inspections and routine mechanical and electrical servicing.

Covering chassis, transmissions, electrical, engines / alternate fuel propulsion. Removing, repairing, or replacing components to the correct specification.

Contributing to a safe and efficient workshop environment by adhering to Metroline’s Health and Safety processes and following standardised workshop practices and policies.


This is a 5-year programme, 3rd year working towards an IMI Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in bus and coach engineering technician. 4th year manufacturer and technology specific training and further diagnostics. 5th year further qualifications if potential is seen.

You will be fully supported every step of the way by your development coach from our dedicated training provider and complete on the job learning in the depot with an allocated mentor.

Progression path

Metroline continue the growth of our staff within the engineering sector supplying training for the technology and vehicles we have within our business:

  • Apprentice
  • Technician
  • Master Technician
  • AEM (assistant engineering manager)
  • EM (engineering manager)

This does not rule out movement within other sectors of the business if the vacancy is there and if we feel it is the right thing to do.

Do I need to know anything about Engineering?

As with any new career, some basic knowledge of the job or the subject matter is advantageous but not essential. Whilst having some basic understanding will set you off on a good grounding, the biggest asset you can bring to an apprenticeship is enthusiasm.

Key personal qualities to demonstrate:

  • Working well with others
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Good attention to detail
  • A passion and interest for the automotive and engineering industry

What is in it for me?

Aside from the reward of earning while you learn, gaining a recognised qualification and playing a crucial role in delivering support to our depots, there is plenty more we can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Salary increases
  • Paid holidays
  • Company Pension
  • Sports and social facilities
  • Free (Non-Contractual) Bus, Tube & London Overground travel for you + one

What you need to be able to join us

GCSEs at Grade C (or above) or Grade 4 (or above) in both English and Maths.

Ability to be passed fit for a pre-employment medical and also undergo a drug and alcohol test.

TO APPLY – just email a covering letter of application explaining why you want to be an engineer with Metroline and a CV to [email protected].

If you have any questions or would like to request more information please contact us.

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations for protected characteristics i.e., age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Become an engineer
and keep
London moving

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