Finance Graduate Scheme

Finance graduate Jermaine Harrison

"TfL is the best place for me to make commercial business decisions and develop key financial skills. This is key to talent development and challenges conventional thinking."

— Jermaine Harrison, Finance Graduate

How long: 3 years

Where: London based hybrid working. Anticipated 1 to 2 days on average in the office- subject to working patterns and business requirements. 

Salary: £27,000

What you'll need

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any discipline.

What you'll be doing

As a graduate, this three-year programme will develop your holistic understanding of all the different aspects that make up Finance as a business function.

In total, you'll complete up to seven placement rotations. Alongside this, you'll be studying for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional qualification through the Level 7 Accountancy Taxation Professional apprenticeship.

Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and breadth of experience you need for your successful career.

Through the scheme, you'll be able to gain knowledge and experience of transactional accounting, apply that knowledge, and gain partnering experience across all TfL's major delivery modes.

Then, you'll be transitioning into a financial analysis placement to:

  • Contribute towards TfL's significant strategy publications
  • Assist with our treasury management
  • Seek innovative funding solutions for some of our most interesting projects

Where this career can take you

After completing the scheme, you'll roll-off into a permanent role that best suits the skills you've developed over the three-year programme, balanced with the needs of the business.

This could be into a position such as a:

  • Finance business partner
  • Financial reporting accountant
  • Corporate finance analyst, amongst other opportunities

TfL has an excellent track record in continuing to support our graduate alumni with very high retention and promotion rates.

In five years, you could move between finance business partner roles to get a breadth of experience in project and commercial functions. In ten years, you could progress to a senior role in any finance area.

Achieving this industry recognised ACMA CGMA designation as a chartered management accountant with CIMA will provide the technical skills, professional knowledge and tools to long-term career success in Finance.