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.
- You must be 18 years of age by 1st September 2019 to be eligible for this scheme.
We’re looking for people who are
- Comfortable challenging the status quo
- Inquisitive mind
- Motivated to add value
We’re evolving into a period of unprecedented financial change as the first transport authority in Europe to operate without government support for our day-to-day operating costs.
This means we’re independently funding our £7bn annual operating costs from our own sources of income. By financial year 2022/23, we aim to make an operating surplus that we can reinvest into improving our network.
You’ll have a huge part to play in this, working with stakeholders to make commercial business decisions together; challenging, driving and guiding them to reduce costs and increase income.
What will I be doing?
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.
You’ll also 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
- General Ledger
In year two, you will complete placements in Finance Business Partnering which could include Surface, London Underground, Major Projects or Professional Services.
Where can this career take me?
You could become Assistant Finance Business Partner or Finance Analyst. You could also undertake a Level 7 apprenticeship, studying the full CIMA qualification and 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.”