Salary - £21,824 pro rata
Location - London/Hybrid. A mixture of Head Office-based, home-based and site-based work will be expected, dependent on your placement.
TfL's Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of their transport system. The emphasis of the scheme is on developing world-class mechanical engineers who seek to become the senior engineers, subject matter experts and leaders of the future.
Your work will include finding solutions to meaningful problems, spanning multiple transport modes. You will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams from across TfL and with customers, local government, and the supply chain to deliver city-defining programmes and cutting-edge technology. Some current works include:
- Piccadilly Line Upgrade – Transforming the existing signalling system and procuring a new fleet of modern trains.
- Step-Free Access – Improving accessibility across the Tube and Overground networks by making more stations step-free.
- Bus Electrification – Enabling greener, cleaner travel by upgrading existing buses to zero tailpipe emissions
What will I be doing?
Your one-year development programme will be made up of four placement rotations that you will choose from across the business, and you will receive all the training and support needed to succeed in your role.
The aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience that you need for a successful engineering career. TfL will also support your route to gaining Chartered Engineer status with the IMechE, and your selection of a permanent role within the TfL Engineering Directorate.
Everyone’s career is different, so every journey is unique, but here’s an idea of where yours could take you:
Placement 1 - Rolling Stock Enhancements – 3 months
You could work on a major train upgrade project, undertaking 3D Computer-Aided Design, and developing, testing and implementing solutions on vehicles.
Placement 2 – Track Engineering – 3 months
You could be trialling new technologies to help catch faults early, carrying out risk simulations, track inspections and reviewing new track layouts. There would be opportunities to be involved with track maintenance work which often occurs at night
Placement 3 – Lifts and Escalators Engineering – 3 months
You could learn about safety standards, implementing technology updates and reviewing system designs to best create a more accessible network for TfL customers.
Placement 4 – Depot Operational Engineering – 3 months
Based at one of their train maintenance depots, you could learn how to apply root-cause analysis, carry out hands-on maintenance inspections and implement upgrades generated by the rolling stock design team.
What TfL offer
You will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:
- Free travel on the TfL network for you and a nominee who lives in the same household
- Discounted national rail and Eurostar travel
- 28 days Annual leave (Pro rata dependent on role) plus public and bank holidays
- Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
- Retail, health, leisure, and travel offers & many more
Please Note: TfL only allow one application for any of their Graduate or internship schemes per year. Any subsequent applications will be withdrawn.