Train Maintainer isn’t a typical role that might appeal to people – what made you apply for the role?
Jessica: I chose this job because I wanted a job where I would be challenged with new problems everyday. At the time I applied for the role, I had just finished studying for my A-levels and wanted a job that was more interact, that kept my mind and body active.
Were you inspired by anything or anyone in particular?
Harry: I was inspired to work for the Underground due to it being a world renowned company providing a world class train service to the public of London.
What were you doing before you became a Train Maintainer?
H: Before I became a train maintainer, I served in a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship gaining NVQ’s and BTEC certification gaining experience from Rolling Stock around the business. Before I started in my apprenticeship, I was studying in sixth form studying for my A-Levels in Business, Sport & Engineering.
What are some of the perks or benefits to being a Train Maintainer?
H: There are many perks to being a Train Maintainer. You get a great salary, a great pension and a good amount of annual leave. You get to work in a good environment with lots of friendly people who are always willing to help you gain experience, and there is a great team atmosphere. Everyday can present new challenges so you are constantly learning.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about applying for this role?
J: GO FOR IT. Applying for this job is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
H: Apply now, as it is a great role to go into and a fantastic company to work for. Best decision I ever made. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t hear right away, it is a lengthy process with lots of applicants, but is worth it in the end.