*You can only apply for one apprenticeship scheme per year. So, between January and August 2017, we will only accept your first application. Any additional applications you submit will not be considered.*
Apprenticeship level: Level 3
Scheme length: 3 years 6 months
Salary: Starting from £17,802
Requirements: 5 GCSE's A*-C (or equivalent qualifications) including maths, English language and a science/technical subject. You must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2017 to be eligible for this scheme.
Applications: This scheme will close on Friday 12 May 2017, although you should submit your application as early as possible. Depending on the number of applications, schemes can close early

Note: Before you apply, we strongly advise you to read the application process information thoroughly and in full. It tells you everything you need to know and provides details about what to expect as part of your application.

About the role

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) include over 6,000 sets of Automatic Traffic Signals (ATS), over 1000 CCTV cameras, our road tunnel traffic control equipment and many items of information, detection and enforcement equipment such as safety cameras and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. You will play an integral part in designing changes to these systems, overseeing the implementation of these changes and ensuring the systems continue to operate safely. Your daily tasks are varied and could include:

  • Checking the quality of planned or reactive maintenance carried out by our supply chain
  • Redesigning a traffic signal junction so it can accommodate changes, perhaps as because of a new shopping development
  • Analysing fault trends on our ITS equipment, proposing and engaging improvement measures
  • Working with our ITS and civil contractors to make sure that changes (like implementing Cycle Superhighways) to the network are delivered with minimal disruption to the travelling public
    Placements: You'll work in a number of placements during the scheme and will get on-the-job experience with the full support of leading industry professionals.

About You

On this varied and challenging apprenticeship you'll gain a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering as well as a Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and classroom training you'll develop a diverse knowledge and a wide range of skills needed for a successful career.
Whether it's working with internal teams, liaising with external suppliers, or getting involved in large or complex projects, you'll need to:

  • Demonstrate an interest in electrical/electronic engineering, and issues currently affecting transport in London
  • Have, and show, excellent organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Understand and balance the interests of different groups affected by engineering works and on-going operational activity

The challenges we'll set will push you to achieve things you can genuinely be proud of. By the end of the scheme you should be well positioned to take on a junior Engineering, Operations, or even Project Management role at TfL.

Learn more about the benefits  for all of our apprenticeships schemes, and find out exactly what we're looking for.

If you're successful you'll have to pass pre-employment checks before joining. These will include reference checks, qualifications checks, right to work in the UK and in some cases a medical and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.