Be involved in the vital planning, research and analysis behind some of TfL’s biggest projects.
“I chose transport planning as it means you could have involvement in some of TfL’s most high-profile, major projects. I’m also proud to work for such an inclusive company with so much diversity.”
— Georgia, Transport Planning Apprentice
How long: 3 years
What you’ll need:
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language
- To be 18 years by start date
We’re looking for people who are:
- Inquisitive and enthusiastic
- Passionate about our vision
- Good at problem solving
TfL’s transport planners are responsible for ensuring that all the millions of journeys made every single day in London are safe, reliable, and sustainable. With London’s population ever-increasing, it’s more important than ever that we deliver transport networks that encourage active travel (walking, cycling and public transport), improve air quality, and reduce the numbers of private cars on the roads. It takes a range of different disciplines to make these changes happen, including engineering, data analysis, computer modelling, project management and public communications – all of which you will get to engage with on this apprenticeship.
What will I be doing?
You’ll complete at least five 6-month placements. Examples of which include:
- Planning Projects – conducting research and data analysis to support some of London’s major growth and redevelopment projects, and ensure these contribute to a sustainable transport system
- Bus Network Planning – assessing the performance of TfL’s bus routes; consulting the public and using data to identify performance improvements.
- Investment Delivery Planning – overseeing the delivery of projects on TfL’s own road network and other assets, and working with boroughs to deliver change on their own highways.
- Network Performance Delivery – Monitoring and adjusting traffic signal timings in real-time across London; collecting data and constructing computer models to test new scenarios and proposals on TfL roads.
The above is only an example we also offer placements in a range of different areas such as Project Sponsorship, Urban Realm Planning, Legal Powers and Consents, Geographic Information Systems, and Development Planning, amongst others.
Where can this career take me?
Upon successful completion of this scheme, you will be eligible to apply for a range of roles across various planning departments, including Assistant Planner, Assistant Project Sponsor or Network Performance Officer, amongst others. Any of these roles could see you progress into more senior positions as you develop your knowledge, skills and experience.
Successful completion of the scheme will also grant you membership of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), which could lead to further opportunities both inside and outside TfL.