Engineering and Technology Graduate
How long: 2 Years
Where: London based hybrid working. Anticipated 1 to 2 days on average in the office- subject to working patterns and business requirements
What you'll need
- Candidates must already hold or be on track to achieve a minimum of 2:2 BEng/BSc or MEng/MSc in electrical, electronic, systems or mechatronic engineering
- Or a closely related subject accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- Candidates with IET accredited pure Mechanical Engineering degrees will only be considered for the Systems Engineering stream (see below)
What you'll be doing
Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system.
London never stops. Modernizing and upgrading our systems has been compared to carrying out open heart surgery on a marathon runner while he is running!
Our network plays a massive role in ensuring London can become a Net Zero Carbon city. As Engineers, we help shape the decisions that will lead to this carbon reduction.
Your work will span many transport modes. To deliver city-defining programmes and cutting-edge innovations, you'll work in multidisciplinary teams across TfL with:
- Local government bodies
You'll support reliable operation of one of the world's leading transport networks and shape London's future transport network.
What you'll be doing
A graduate's two-year development programme may consist of up to eight placements, each lasting three months. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need to launch a successful career.
You'll also undertake a series of short placements in maintenance and operations teams such as at depots, with our signalling maintainers, or with our Network Controllers.
This invaluable experience will give you a greater appreciation of the end user in your solutions.
Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in developing strategic and policy objectives (such as carbon reduction) into specific projects.
Everyone's career path and ambitions are different, so every graduate's journey with us is unique. We're looking for a range of individuals with complementary skills.
You have the freedom to choose the placements you work on within a framework, guided by your scheme Sponsor, Mentor, Buddy and Development Advisor.
Placements outside of Engineering can also be arranged so you gain an appreciation of the full range of TfL activities, including:
- Project Sponsorship
- The Safety Health and Environment Directorate
- The Commissioner's office
The ultimate goal is to gain the skills and experience necessary to support your path to becoming a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
To guide your development, you will be asked to express a preference for one of the following streams on application:
- Systems Engineering
- Technology Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
Where this career can take you
Our Engineers have the opportunity to make a huge impact. After completing the scheme, we'd expect you to join one of our engineering teams.
Then, you'll continue to develop your career as an engineer through your assignments across TfL, taking on more challenging roles as you build your core competence in your chosen discipline.
Within five years, we'd expect you to be:
- Taking on increasing responsibility
- Leading engineering delivery
- Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to deliver complex engineering solutions
This will in turn ease your application for Chartered Engineer status.
As a result, graduates are employed as engineering managers on multidisciplinary projects of national importance or lead discipline engineering teams. All this to improve the travel experience of the public and transform how London moves and how TfL operates.