Engineering and Technology Graduate
How long: Two years
Where: London-based hybrid working. Expected one to two 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).
Candidates with IET accredited pure Mechanical Engineering degrees will only be considered for the Systems Engineering stream (see below).
What you'll be doing
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
Your two-year development programme:
- May consist of up to eight three-month placements
- Involve a series of short placements in maintenance and operations teams such as at depots, with our signalling maintainers, or with our Network Controllers
- Give you the opportunity to get involved in developing strategic and policy objectives (such as carbon reduction) into specific projects
You have the freedom to choose the placements you work on within a framework, guided by your scheme sponsor, mentor, buddy and development adviser. 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.