Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Daisy Lloyd0
Transport for London offer: The Apprentice discount oyster card
Apprentices are to receive a 30% discount on Transport for London travel cards, Boris Johnson has announced. London’s mayor said about 40,000 people who live and work in London would benefit from the discount, which could be up to £660 per year. The discount will apply to Tube, bus and tram journeys
The announcement comes as the government pledged to make it the “new norm” for school leavers to either take an apprenticeship or go to university.
The Apprentice Oyster photocard scheme will open in May 2013.
You can’t get one until May, but you can check here if you’re eligible and what you will need to apply.
Can I get one?
You can get an Apprentice Oyster photocard if:
You are aged 18 or above
You live in a London borough
You are enrolled on an Apprenticeship* with a further education college or training organisation for a minimum of 12 months
You are in the first 12 months of your Apprenticeship
*The Apprenticeship must be SASE compliant (Specification for Apprenticeship Standards in England) and delivered through a further education college or training organisation approved or funded by the Skills Funding Agency.
How much can I save?
With an Apprentice Oyster photocard, you can get 30 per cent off the price of adult-rate Travelcard and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.
Apprentice Oyster photocards will be valid for 12 months.
What will I need to apply?
Applications for an Apprentice Oyster photocard can only be made online. You will be able to do this up to two weeks before you become eligible, once the scheme opens.
You will need:
Your Unique Learner Number (ULN)
A UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN)
A colour, digital photo
A valid, active email address
A valid credit or debit card, to pay the non-refundable £10 admin fee
Both your Unique Learner Number and UK Provider Reference Number will be supplied by your Apprenticeship training provider. Talk to them if you haven’t got these yet.