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Apprentice Light Rail Vehicle Planner

Reference No: 35957
Weekly salary
Hours per week
M8 0RY

About this opportunity

Start your career at Metrolink, the largest light rail network in the UK! In this role you will work as part of a team to plan and deliver the operational maintenance plan to allow for the effective scheduling and execution of tram maintenance.

Key Accountabilities:

• Learn to design, produce and maintain the fleet maintenance programme and exam plan
• Learn to develop the exam plan and ensure allocations to deliver the plan are understood and communicated
• Focus on future maintenance work: daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually to develop and continually refine the maintenance plan and provide reports.
• Learn to manage vehicle mileage to ensure a smooth maintenance process
• Learn to manage a database to track and maintain all periodicities from maintenance exams to cleaning.
• Learn to assess operational situations and dispatch requirements in order to provide input to the maintenance plan
• Learn to identify and prioritise tasks in accordance with contractual, performance, technical and safety requirements
• Learn to create and identify maintenance windows and adapt maintenance plans when circumstances demand whilst ensuring mileage is not exceeded
• Work in close co-operation with the operations department
• Answer internal/external phone calls for the Vehicles department

Take a look at the job descriptions attached on our careers page to learn more about the key accountabilities for each area.

Are you keen to learn more about Engineering apprenticeships in-person? Come meet our team and have a chance to explore these opportunities by attending our Open Evening between 15.30 - 19.30, Monday 17th June 2024 at University Academy 92, Manchester M16 0PU. For more information and to confirm your attendance, please visit -

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company and Metrolink’s Engineering team, to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What you should have to apply

GCSEs or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics (Grade 4/ C or above)

Personal Qualities

• Shows respect for all stakeholders
• Interpersonal skills
• Take ownership of situations
• Work independently and as part of a team
• Communicates effectively either verbally or in writing
• Problem solving approach
• Adaptability
• A drive for quality and excellence


• Good communication skills- building good relationships is fundamental to the delivery of services
• Organisational skills- the ability to manage your own workload and to work to deadlines
• Teamwork and cooperation- the ability to work flexibly in a team and contribute to a supportive work environment
• Adaptability and flexibility- some night and weekend work will be required


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