• Graduate Employers Guides - Transport for London

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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: Cycle currently closed.
  • Starting salaries: £24k
  • Regions: London
  • Industries: Transport, Engineering, Management, Technical
  • Website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: N/A
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What is Transport for London?

Tansport for London is a government funded organisation that runs public transport in London. That means buses, trams, riverboats, the London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway. With the population of London soaring to well over 7.5 million people, plus daily commuters and large numbers of tourists, TFL's job of ensuring these services run to the best of their capabalities is not an easy one, and its 23,000 employees in a number of sectors strive to make London's public transport the best it can be. Recent investment means development, improvement and expansion is on the table, and this offers graduates joining TFL an exciting opportunity to have a real impact on the future of London's public transport.

What roles are available at Transport for London?

Project and General Management, Technical, Engineering and Corporate positions

Application process for Transport for London.

Apply online here.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Transport for London.

TFL accepts applications from graduates from all disciplines. Graduates with good analytical, problem solving, planning and organisational, collaborative and team working skills, plus strong focus, motivation and commitment are ideal candidates for the TFL graduate schemes.

Future prospects and training at Transport for London.

For most programmes, an induction period is followed by intense job-specific training and experience in the area of graduates' choice, which could include anything from direct experience handling customers and clients, to specialist training in line maintenance. All schemes offer excellent future prospects to progress to senior positions.

As well as excellent job prospects, TFL offers a guaranteed pension scheme, private health care, flexible holidays and payment of professional fees, not to mention free transport across the entire city, and 75% discounts on national rail travel.

Other comments about Transport for London.


If you have applied to Transport for London, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

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