Transport for London (TfL)

UK: 30,000

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What does your organisation do?

No other city is as recognised by its transport system as London. Its red buses, black cabs and Tube Trains are known the world over.

We are responsible for looking after the planning and the every day operation of the Capital’s transport system.

We are world leaders with the Oyster card, contactless payments and our use of open data – enabling transport for more than 30 million journeys every single day.

Our mission is to improve and expand transport in London to make our great city moving, working and growing and you can be part of it.

What area(s) / disciplines of engineering and technology do you offer apprenticeship opportunities?

  • Bus and coach engineering and maintenance apprenticeships - Levels 2 & 3
  • Electro-technical apprenticeships - Levels 3 & 4
  • Engineering construction apprenticeships - Levels 3 & 4
  • Information security apprenticeships - Level 4
  • IT, software, web and telecoms professionals apprenticeships - Levels 3 & 4
  • Rail engineering (track) apprenticeships - Levels 2, 3 & 4
  • Surveying apprenticeships - Levels 3 & 4

How do you create an inclusive workforce?

In November 2017 we won European diversity award for creative a diverse and inclusive workplace. TfL’s vision for equality is that every person matters in keeping London moving, working and growing. Key drivers are the Mayor’s commitment to ensuring London is accessible to all, representing the same diversity in our workforce of the city that we serve. That’s why we are binding our vision of a more prosperous city to deliver positive social impacts and outcomes for young Londoners. Our emerging talent strategy aims to remove all barriers on the identification of talent and to positively impact the growing social inequality of young people in London.  A new recruitment strategy and outreach initiative -‘Moving Forward’ was introduced in September 2016. Our early careers approach is deliberative across 15 of London’s poorest boroughs.  We partner with the most deprived schools and boroughs in London by attending their events and delivering employability skills sessions. We’re also building relationships with prisons and charities to tap into talent such as ex-offenders , developing their employability skills and supporting them through our recruitment process. To remove barriers to employment for young people we challenge our own preconceptions of talent through disrupting recruitment  processes. Therefore, we can assess on potential rather experience or educational background.

Top 5 tips for applying for a role at TfL

  1. Do some research about the company and the role you’re applying
  2. Make sure you’re eligible for the scheme you’re applying
  3. Show us your passion and enthusiasm
  4. Watch our videos on the website with top tips of how to pass the recruitment process
  5. Meet us at the events we’re running in London