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Engineering and technology graduate
“What inspires me the most is the ability to rotate across teams that are highly supportive and welcoming. This has fuelled my personal development”
– Jawad, Engineering and Technology Graduate


How long: 2 years
Where: London
Salary: £27,000
What you’ll need:
Candidates must already hold or be on track to achieve a minimum of 2:2 BEng/BSc or MEng/MSc in electrical, electronic, systems or mechatronic engineering or a closely related subject accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Candidates with IET accredited pure Mechanical Engineering degrees will only be considered for the Systems Engineering stream (see below).


We’re looking for people who have:

  • An inquisitive mind
  • A creative approach to problem-solving
  • A curiosity to understand the root cause of a problem, developing cost-effective solutions, whilst still striving for ways to improve and refine

What will I be doing?

As a graduate, your two year development programme will be made up of up to eight placements, each typically lasting three months. You will also undertake a series of short front line experience placements in order to appreciate the perspective of Engineering’s internal operations and maintenance customers.

You will be asked to express a preference for one of the following streams on application:

  • Electrical Engineering

Your placements could include design of rolling stock upgrades, specification of electrical systems for stations, testing and commissioning for a new signalling system upgrade, delivering power systems for a railway extension, or assuring the safety of new electrical installations for traffic control systems.

  • Systems Engineering

Your placements will include Systems Engineering and Systems Integration on our major schemes, working at all phases in the project lifecycle from outcome definition through options development to design, delivery and subsequent system operation.

  • Technology Engineering

Your placements could include work on signalling and control systems both on the street and on rail, or supporting the development of our telecoms networks such as CCTV or emergency phone systems. There is also a strong focus on protecting our systems through effective and appropriate cyber security measures.

Where can this career take me?

Upon completing the scheme we would expect you to progress into one of our functional engineering teams, aligned to a specific engineering discipline or specialist area. You will then continue to develop your craft as an engineer through a series of assignments across TfL, progressively taking on more challenging roles in order to build a core competence in the functional area you have chosen.

Within five years, we would expect you to be taking on Senior Engineer Level assignments, leading engineering teams and liaising with internal and external stakeholders to deliver complex projects. This experience in turn will facilitate your application for Chartered Engineer status. Graduates can go on to undertake engineering management roles on multi-discipline projects of national importance, directly improving the experience of the travelling public and transforming how London moves.


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