Civil Engineering Graduate Scheme - TFL

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13th December 2019
Start date:
September 2020
Job type:
Graduate job

Civil Engineering Graduate

Entry requirements
A minimum of 2:1 MEng degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent. Your academic qualification must meet the requirements for CEng registration with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Duration 3 years

Location London (various locations – placement dependent)

Job Overview
TfL keeps London working, moving and growing - but we can only do this through our talented people. We’re a high-profile organisation with countless opportunities to offer that will enhance your skills and develop your career. Our work is big-budget with a capital investment of around £2billion each year, so we look for the best people who are passionate about the continued success of London.

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. Civil engineering touches everything that we do, creating new possibilities and propelling us into the future.

Our engineering projects keep millions of customers moving around London as efficiently as possible.

You’ll find solutions to challenging problems, driving the most recognised and innovative transport network in the world.

What will I be doing?
As a graduate, your three year development programme will be made up of up to six 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 graduate’s journey is unique.

As a graduate, your work will vary from placement to placement however for all of them you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on the millions of journeys customers make across London each day. You may find yourself working on maintaining and improving the structures and earthworks of London Underground. You might be working on site on the delivery of step-free access schemes to improve accessibility to the network. You could be given the chance to complete a placement on a major project such as the Silvertown tunnel river crossing. All these activities will directly make a positive improvement to many Londoners’ daily lives.

What do 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 are;

- Highly motivated
- Logical thinkers who are willing to learn
- Resilient and adaptable
- Results driven with strong communication skills

As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value from day one. If you are excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London and are up for a challenge and thrive under pressure, then this is the career path for you.

Where can this career take me?
A career with us can be very varied with opportunities across the whole of engineering for you to enjoy.

Typically, within five to eight years, you will be eligible for Chartered status. This could open up opportunities to be a Senior Engineer, Project Engineer or Construction Engineer responsible for making key technical decisions. After a further few years, you could be a Team Leader or Project Technical Lead, managing your own team and makes strategic decisions on design, strategy, and processes.

What development and support will you get?
Whilst on the scheme, we'll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We'll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities with scheme alumni. You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from your scheme Sponsor and your Line Manager. You'll also be connected to a 'buddy' who will be an alumnus from the scheme.


From the famous red buses and black cabs to the Tube, TfL is responsible for virtually every mode of transport in the city.

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