Sustainability Graduate


Where: London (Hybrid working with an expected one to two days in the office. This is subject to working patterns and business requirements.)

How long: Two years 

Salary: £28,500 

What you'll need

A minimum of 2:2 degree in: 

  • Environmental Management 
  • Sustainability 
  • Geography 
  • Business Management 
  • History 
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) 
  • Economics or Finance  
  • Design or Architecture 
  • Town or Development Planning 
  • Finance accountancy 
  • Communication 
  • Project Management 
  • …or similar 

You may be required to undertake a medical, which may include (but is not limited to): drugs and alcohol screening, eye test and hearing test. 

What you'll be doing

You could work in almost any part of TfL. You'll focus on applying sustainability principles and practices within your roles by helping to develop new tools and processes where they are lacking. You will be fully supported through a network of existing sustainability professionals and sustainability specific training.  

Your development programme will incorporate up to four placement rotations. You will gain experience across a range of different roles and will approach them through the lens of sustainability. You'll work with a sponsor to agree the best placements and experience for you. 

The positive impact you'll have at TfL 

The climate and ecological crisis is the defining challenge for humanity. London is at the centre of the global effort to address this through the Mayor's world-leading goal of a net zero carbon city by 2030. If you want to have an impact, TfL has the scale and breadth for you to do so. Find out more about what TfL does and how sustainability is at the core of our purpose.

Where this career can take you

Sustainability needs to be included in every role at TfL and at the heart of every decision we make. You'll be a part of a strong and growing network at TfL that is passionate and actively working to progress our sustainability goals in every part of our organisation.  

You'll get training and peer support to help you apply sustainability in all your placements and future career at TfL. 

This scheme focuses on creating sustainability leaders in roles that can influence outcomes, such as: 

  • Environmental Management 
  • Responsible Procurement  
  • Finance (including sustainability financial disclosures, climate budgeting) 
  • Project and Business Management 
  • Legal Affairs 
  • Commercial Strategy 
  • City Planning 
  • Public Health 
  • Urban Design 
  • Asset Operations and Strategy 
  • Construction Management 
  • Engineering 
  • Marketing 
  • Project and Programme Sponsorship 
  • Stakeholder Relations  
  • Technology and Data 
  • Governance 

What we look for

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. Our talented graduates form a vital part of that vision, so it's important that we find the best people to help us do this. We're looking for people who: 

  • Have an inquisitive mind 
  • Challenges the status quo 
  • Thrives in a team 
  • Relish a challenge 
  • Leads the way  
  • Is passionate about our vision 

As a member of the team, we'll give you 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 career path for you.