As well as procuring key services on behalf of the Greater London Authority (GLA) functional bodies (including the Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade), P&C also engages closely with the Mayor’s office and London Boroughs on major capital projects and operating contracts across the Capital. We also work with Network Rail when it is appropriate to align our practices and approach to the market.
As a function for both the GLA and TfL P&C purchases products and resources including new trains, hydrogen buses, sponsorship and advertising, catering and cleaning, CCTV, electricity, trains, line upgrades and station upgrades.
Sustainability is intrinsic to TfL’s work ethos, and we ensure that we operate in a sustainable way to protect and regenerate the natural world.
In our P&C function we work to the most excellent responsible Procurement guidelines in everything we do and work to ensure that our supply chain follows the same principles
What will I be doing?
As an apprentice, your two year development programme will be made up of up to four placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every apprentice’s journey is unique. Here’s an idea of the type of placements on offer:
We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every apprentice’s journey is unique. Here’s an idea of what yours could look like:
Operations – 6 months - Responsible for London Underground, DLR, Trams, Crossrail and London Overground – supporting train, track & signalling maintenance and operation, as well as the procurement of new trains and labour
Indirects or Facilities Management - 6 months – Commercial Development, Facilities Management, business Services and more
Capital Programmes - 6 months - Responsible for major projects across the Capital including HS2, Line Upgrades, Tunnels, new stations / routes, Tech and Data
Central Enabling Teams - 6 months - Responsible for supporting the Commercial business areas by developing processes, establishing governance and controls, working with the supplier market, reviewing performance and building the capability of our people
Each placement will see you undertaking a wide variety of responsibilities that increase with your development on the scheme. You’ll start by learning simple procurements to understand the business; by the end of the scheme you’ll be running tenders, processing payments, managing contracts and engaging with stakeholders and suppliers, and will have an extensive understanding of commercial thinking and strategies.