Rail Electrical Engineering - summer


Your degree: You should be studying for an IET-accredited* BEng or MEng in electrical, electronic or mechatronic engineering (or a related degree)
Scheme length: 10 weeks
Eligibility: This scheme is for those in their penultimate year of study, therefore you must be on track to graduate with a BEng or MEng in 2018
Closing date: 31 October 2016, although you should submit your application as early as possible. Depending on the number of applications, schemes can close early


Our railway electrical engineering team work to keep London moving above and below the surface. From high voltage, heavy current power supplies running the trains to signalling and control systems optimising railway capacity.

What you'll be doing

During your 10-week placement, you'll be placed in one team to provide you with experience of a hands-on role. You'll be working alongside:

  • specialist engineers working across the whole lifecycle of a wide variety of systems
  • safety, quality and environmental professionals
  • railway operational managers
  • transport planners
  • marketing and commercial experts
  • other TfL transport modes such as DLR or road traffic management

Throughout, you'll be supported by a placement sponsor who is a chartered engineer. We'll also team you up with informal 'buddies' who have similar backgrounds, interests and responsibilities to you.

The learning and development team will also be on hand to provide all you need to create an action plan that meets your unique technical and professional interests and get you starting to record your experience for you to achieve your chartered status.

The emphasis of both our placement and graduate scheme is to develop electrical engineers who want to become the senior engineers and leaders of the future,

Fast tracking

Completing a student placement with us puts you in a strong position if you want to apply for our graduate scheme.

You'll be set clear objectives at the start and will complete performance reviews with your placement manager. If you perform well, you'll be eligible to apply to fast track through the graduate application process to the final assessment stage. Successfully passing this assessment means you could go back to university with a guaranteed place on the graduate scheme in 2017.


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