Fire Engineering 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).

Salary: £28,500

What you'll need

Candidates must already hold or be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 BEng/BSc or MEng/MSc in:

  • Fire Engineering
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Structural Fire Engineering
  • Fire Risk Engineering
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Or another similar fire related subject

Courses must be approved for CEng status by a registered Engineering Council body (e.g. IFE/IEI/CIBSE) or an EU equivalent.

"This scheme enables you to experience a wide range of fire engineering projects throughout TfL, giving you an excellent opportunity to learn and develop your skills."

What you'll be doing

Your development programme will consist of up to eight placements, each lasting three months.

There can be a variety of projects, such as fire, mechanical, electrical, communications and system design, including fire interfaces.

The programme will provide you first-hand experience working on sites with construction teams. You'll learn about:

  • Emergency management
  • Installation of fire related systems
  • Fire interfacing systems

You'll also gain exposure to business operations, procedures network management and emergency procedures throughout the TfL network.

Where this career can take you

The aim of the programme is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful fire career.

On completing the scheme we would expect you to move into one of our engineering teams. You'll develop your engineering career across TfL, taking on more challenging roles as you build your core competence.

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.

Graduates go on to manage multi-disciplinary projects of national importance or lead discipline engineering teams.

Their contribution directly improve the experience of the travelling public and transform how London moves and how TfL operates.