Fire Engineering Graduate

How long: Two years

Where: London/Hybrid

Up to 50% of time can be spent working from home over a 4-week period. Hybrid working arrangements may alter subject to business requirements. 

Salary: £28,500 rising to £30,000 in year 2

What you'll need

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

  • Fire Engineering 
  • Fire Safety Engineering 
  • Structural Fire Engineering 
  • Fire Risk Engineering 
  • Fire Safety Management 
  • Structural or Mechanical Engineering (with fire specific modules or fire related subjects). 
  • 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. 

"Throughout my journey in the fire engineering scheme, I've refined my technical proficiency while cultivating crucial soft skills. The opportunity to collaborate with a dedicated and highly skilled team has been instrumental in advancing my professional growth. Furthermore, the program has provided me with valuable insights from other disciplines, including operations, materials, sustainability and diversity and inclusion. This exposure has expanded my outlook on effective problem-solving and innovation. Embracing this comprehensive approach to fire engineering has not only personally enriched me but has also played a significant role in our shared mission of enhancing the safety of TfL's network for all."

What you'll be doing

Your 2-year development programme will be made up of up to 8 placement rotations.

Projects will vary but can include design within multi-disciplines including 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 fire engineering teams where you will then continue to develop your career as a fire engineer through your assignments across TfL, progressively taking on more challenging roles as you build your core competence.

Within 5 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 facilitate your application for Chartered Engineer status.

Graduates go on to undertake engineering management roles on multi-discipline projects of national importance or to lead discipline engineering teams.

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