Our purpose, your impact

Be involved in making London great.

Driving change across London through the power of purpose

Our purpose is developing the London of tomorrow, the communities we touch and the environment on which we have an impact.

How do you imagine London in the next 10 to 20 years? Autonomous vehicles, app-based services, kinetic pavements, delivery drones, electric vehicles, clean air, no deaths on the roads, thousands of new homes and jobs? At TfL we’re building a city of the future, where everyone feels safe and confident about their journey ahead. From our purpose to our people, here are the things that make TfL a great place to work.


Our transport infrastructure and public transport is admired around the world. We are literally changing London for the future – making it one of the best cities to live, work and visit.

A world leading transport organisation with one of the most iconic brands. We employ about 28,000 people and our history dates back to 1863 when the world’s first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, opened between Paddington and Farringdon. Since then the Underground network, affectionately nicknamed the Tube by generations of Londoners, has grown to 270 stations and 11 lines stretching deep into the Capital’s suburbs, and beyond.


Keep London moving, working and growing. Virtually everyone who visits, lives or works in London will use one of our services and every one of those 30 million journeys per day matter to us. Currently, 8.4 million people live in the Capital. This is expected to become 10 million in the 2030s. We innovate and support this growth if London’s success is to continue.


We are committed to promoting equality. We want to create an inclusive London that is open to all, where difference is celebrated and respected, and where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. This is why we need talented people, reflecting the diverse city that we serve. We believe that everyone deserves to reach their full potential. And we mean everyone. Whatever your background, whether you’re taking their first steps into work from school, or seeking a new career path, there’s an opportunity here for everyone.

Work life balance

We’re proud to be an award-winning employer for work-life balance.

We recognise how important work-life balance is to remain healthy, happy and productive. It’s built into our culture like DNA, and we beat many leading organisations to the top spot. Our passion is to create a fairer, greener and healthier city and we are prioritising health and well-being and the quality of people’s experience in everything we do.


Innovation is at the heart of what we do at TfL. From business planning to front-line operations, we aim to create an environment where people have the support and resources to innovate where they see a need for change. We are investing billions to transform the Capital’s network becoming a world leading smart city that’s hyper connected and responsive.

Every day all Londoners rely on us. But our success depends on our people. We are united to fulfil our purpose and create a better city for everyone. For you, this means endless opportunities to make a positive change and have an impact on shaping lives and our great city.