Join us at a time of major transformation and, as you develop your skills to increase our income so that we can improve our network for customers.
“Understanding the financial aspects was challenging at first but now, I’m able to identify improvements and make suggestions for implementing change.”
— Eunice, Finance Apprentice
How long: 2 years
What you’ll need
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language
- Plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A* – D or equivalent
- To be 18 years of age by 6 September 2021
We’re looking for people who are
- Comfortable challenging the status quo
- Motivated to add value
Finance has always played a key role at Transport for London. As the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, our role has never been more important. We’re committed to achieving a financially sustainable future, ensuring we can cover our cost of operations without the need for ongoing central government grant.
As a Finance apprentice, you will have a huge part to play in this. You will work with stakeholders to make commercial business decisions together; challenging, driving and guiding them to reduce costs and increase income.
What will I be doing?
As an apprentice, your two-year development programme will be made up of six placement rotations which will develop your understanding of the different aspects that make up Finance as a business function. Alongside this, you’ll be studying for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate in Business Accounting qualification through the Level 4 Accountancy Taxation Professional apprenticeship.
Your placements could include Cash Management, Revenue Collection and General Ledger. You’ll also complete placements in Finance Hub, understanding the operational business and providing insightful financial reports.
Where can this career take me?
Upon successful completion of this scheme, and as a part qualified chartered accountant, you will have the skills to undertake a critical role in our Business Support Function. You could also further expand your career opportunities by undertaking a Level 7 apprenticeship, studying the full CIMA qualification to reach Chartered Management Accountant status.
“What I have enjoyed the most is the variety of things I have been able to experience, like my operational placement where I gained front line experience working on the Barking Riverside Extension and Silvertown Tunnel projects.
I’ve even been involved on extra opportunities — like delivering a presentation to the Finance leadership team and becoming a leader in the internal apprentice support network group.”