Transport for London
Transport for London launches search for 75 new apprentices
Apprenticeships available in areas including Civil Engineering, Railway Signalling and Transport Planning.
As National Apprenticeship Week begins, TfL has launched the second phase of its annual search for fresh talent to help London keep moving and growing.
Seventy-five new apprenticeships at Level 2 & 3 have been launched in disciplines ranging from Building Surveying and Transport Planning, to Track and Signals for London Underground (LU).
TfL's apprenticeships offer a wide range of opportunities for people to kick-start a career in their chosen field.
It's never too late to change careers and TfL's apprenticeships are open to people of all ages. After completing the first level of their apprenticeship, some schemes offer individuals the chance to study for a degree as part of their apprenticeship - meaning they can gain industry experience and a university education.
Apprentice meet the Apprentice
In the Apprentice meets the Apprentice film (available to view here), LU Track Engineering Nura Abukar meets Harry Joseph, a former TfL Finance apprentice. Three years after completing his apprenticeship he is now a Finance Business Manager.
TfL is holding a number of events to celebrate its apprenticeship programmes and raise awareness of TfL's opportunities. There will be a chance to speak to current apprentices, their managers and TfL's recruitment team.
This will be a chance to find out more information about what's on offer and the recruitment process, which can increase the chances of being successful. The Level 3 Apprenticeships event takes place on 14 February and an event specifically focusing on apprenticeships in London Underground on 22 February.
It's important that TfL has a diverse workforce that is reflective of the city that it serves and TfL has been working hard to attract a diverse range of candidates to its apprenticeship schemes, particularly to engineering roles.
Between 2018 and 2019, the number of women recruited to TfL apprenticeship schemes increased by 17% to 37% of apprenticeship hires.
TfL has also been successful in recruiting more women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds specifically to London Underground engineering apprenticeship schemes, with 50% of LU apprentices recruited in 2019 being from a BAME background and 18% women.
Better for everyone
Since 2009, TfL, Crossrail, their suppliers and the London Transport Museum have employed more than 8,750 apprentices. They have worked on vital infrastructure projects including the modernisation of key Tube stations, the construction of the Northern line extension, and the redesign of London's road junctions to make them safer and better for everyone.
TfL also works with the London Transport Museum to support those who have completed its Route into Work programme to gain access to apprenticeships.
The programme supports young people between 16 and 25, who are not in education, employment or training to gain and improve employability skills, such as teamwork and confidence building, which can help them overcome potential barriers to employment.
Latest News from
Transport for London
Andy Byford appointed London’s new Transport Commissioner28/05/2020 09:33:00
Appointment of former President & Chief Executive Officer of New York City Transit Authority confirmed following an international recruitment and selection process.
TfL publishes advice for businesses on how to keep staff safe as they return to work27/05/2020 14:38:00
Transport for London (TfL) yesterday published advice for businesses across London on how they can play a part in controlling the coronavirus as national restrictions on movement are gradually lifted.
Review into coronavirus infections and deaths among bus workers22/05/2020 14:25:00
Support from UCL Institute of Health Equity academics comes as part of a forthcoming two-part study that will help better understand the pattern of coronavirus infections and deaths among bus workers
Contactless and Oyster cards reinstated on more than 1,000 buses22/05/2020 13:20:00
First phase of reinstating touching in across London's bus network
Tube, rail and bus services stepped up for people who have to use public transport19/05/2020 15:13:00
TfL is working hard to progressively return services to normal levels.
Government support package to help deal with financial impact of Covid-1915/05/2020 13:05:00
London's Transport Commissioner Mike Brown MVO said: 'I welcome this support from Government which will help us continue to get London moving and working again, safely and sustainably.
TfL announces plan to help London travel safely and sustainably12/05/2020 16:25:00
Londoners must continue working from home wherever possible to enable safe journeys for those who cannot do so.
Transport for London to place 7,000 staff on furlough to help safeguard vital transport services24/04/2020 16:25:00
Vital advice for people to stay at home and only make essential journeys has led to a huge reduction in passenger numbers and significantly reduced income.