Mechanical Engineering - Summer Internship

How long: 10 weeks 

Where: London (various locations). A mixture of Head Office-based, home-based and site-based work, dependent on your placement.  

Salary: £21,824 (pro rata)  

What you'll need 

You'll need to have completed at least one year of study and to be on track to receive a minimum of a 2:1 in MEng or MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent subject. Your academic qualification must be accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 

Any offer is subject to a satisfactory medical.  

What you'll be doing 

Our scheme develops 'world-class' mechanical engineers who seek to become the senior engineers, subject matter experts and leaders of the future. You'll play a part in transforming the most recognised transport network in the world and help us to deliver our ambition of creating a greener, healthier, and more prosperous city. 

Your work will include finding solutions to meaningful problems, spanning multiple transport modes. You'll deliver city-defining programmes and cutting-edge technology by collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams across TfL and with customers, local government and the supply chain.

Some of the major projects that our mechanical engineers are currently working on include:  

We'll equip you with the skills and experience that you need for a successful engineering career. We'll also support your route to gaining Chartered Engineer status with the IMechE, and your selection of a permanent role within the TfL Engineering Directorate.  

Your development programme will be made up of one or two placement rotations. Here's an idea of what your programme could look like: 

Placement 1 - Depot Operational Engineering  

  • Learn how to apply root-cause analysis 
  • Carry out hands-on maintenance inspections  
  • Implement upgrades generated by the rolling stock design team 
  • Be based at one our train maintenance depots 

Placement 2 - Major Projects  

  • Experience the commercial aspects of Engineering at a pan-TfL level. This could be anything from Cycle Superhighways, bridges and structures, Crossrail 2 to Tube upgrades 

What we look for 

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. We're looking for people who: 

  • Relish a challenge   
  • Are passionate about our vision  
  • Have a strong focus on safety culture  

As a valued member of the team, we will give you real responsibility and the opportunity to add value from day one. If you're excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London, are up for a challenge, and thrive under pressure, then this is the right career path for you.   

Where this career can take you 

Our mechanical engineers have the chance to create great impact. A career with us will be varied and exciting, with opportunities across TfL Engineering.  

You'll gain meaningful and valuable work experience which will support you in your ongoing career journey towards becoming a fully qualified Chartered Engineer. At the end of your placement, you may have the opportunity to be considered for a graduate position through our fast-track process.