Human Resources - Level 5

Human Resources apprentice

"TfL offers an inclusive culture, empowering colleagues to challenge the organisation with new and fresh ideas. This allows me to become the best version of myself and create a better version of TfL."

— Sophia Tomlinson, HR apprentice

How long: 2.5 years 

Where: 50% of time split between the office/on-site and remote working over a 4-week period, with some variation subject to business requirements. 

Salary: £26,477

What you'll need

  • A minimum of 2 GCSE's Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language
  • Plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* - D or equivalent
  • You must be 18 years old by September 2023 to be eligible for this scheme

Job overview

A role in Human Resources at TfL is all about the people that keep London moving.

Your role will contribute towards ensuring we hire, develop and support the employees at the heart of our business.

You'll be making sure the right people, with the right experience and skills, are in the right jobs. Without this, we cannot continue to deliver our world class service.

You'll learn how to support the core business in the delivery of generalist and specialist HR services.

What you'll be doing

You'll begin a comprehensive development programme designed to kick start your successful career in HR.

With practical, on-the-job experience and theory, you'll get an overview of:

  • Best professional practice
  • Resourcing and talent planning
  • Performance management
  • Employment law

As an apprentice, your 30-month development programme will be made up of up to five placement rotations. We want to equip you with the skills and experience you need for a successful career.

We also understand that everyone's career is different, so every apprentice's journey is unique. Below is an idea of what yours could look like.

Where this career can take you

You'll gain a CIPD Level 5 in Applied Human Resources and become a CIPD associate member.

By combining on-the-job training with classroom training, you'll get the skills and understanding required for a successful career in HR.

This foundation can lead to a role in:

  • Employee case management
  • Recruitment
  • Learning and development
  • Talent
  • Diversity and inclusion

Or business partnering depending on which areas you have developed interests in on the scheme.