Planning and Development - Year in Industry

How long: One year

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

Salary: £21,824

What you'll need

  • You'll be working towards a minimum of a 2:2 degree in geography, urban planning or other relevant discipline
  • To have completed at least two years of university by September 2022
  • You must be 18 years of age by September 2022 to be eligible for this scheme

Job overview

TfL Property Development plays a key role in shaping London.

TfL owns a 5,700 acres estate that includes land and properties, with huge potential for creating the homes and jobs the Capital needs.

Our landholdings can play a vital role in meeting the Mayor's priorities to build affordable homes, while generating revenue to re-invest in improving our transport network.

We're committed to creating a fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous city.

"The placement was a great introduction to the planning system. Over the year, I got exposure to a range of stakeholders and large-scale projects, which set me up well for my early career."

What you'll be doing

You'll be a Planning and Development Assistant in the Commercial Development Planning team.

You'll help realise Mayoral objectives to deliver new homes, affordable housing, high quality place making and income generation through the development of TfL property.


  • Undertake planning research
  • Appraise potential development sites and opportunities
  • Review planning policy
  • Provide planning advice to colleagues
  • Support the progression of development schemes

While you'll be part of the Planning team, the role will also provide opportunities for you to gain experience in other property development roles.

You'll work closely with other parts of TfL, the GLA, local authorities, developers, consultants, and other key stakeholders.

You'll make a valuable contribution to exciting and innovative proposals in London, which are often of national significance, helping you develop your understanding of the planning and the development process.

Where this career can take you

This one year immersive and stimulating opportunity will provide you a chance to apply your studies and theory in a real life situation, understanding the challenges involved in planning and development.

You'll gain an insight into what it's like to work on development projects from feasibility to planning application stage, which are often exemplar schemes that use best practice and innovative approaches.

You'll experience developing in an ever-changing city, with a wide variety of demands and requirements, giving you both the knowledge and transferrable skills to succeed.

Please note, this role does not lead into a graduate scheme at TfL.