Transport for London

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
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Influencing the life of London

With a population of over 8.6 million and more than 17 million visitors every year, London is a city that’s always on the move. Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for looking after the intricate planning and everyday operation of the Capital’s transport system. Our people make sure that millions of residents, workers and visitors arrive safely at their destinations, day in, day out.

Improving and expanding London’s transport network is central to driving economic growth, jobs and housing in our city. And the work we do at TfL has a direct impact on the lives of millions of people – every single day.

Keeping the city moving

Our remit includes everything from the Tube, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, London Trams, London River Services, Dial-a-Ride, Victoria Coach Station and Emirates Air Line, to Santander Cycles and of course, our iconic red double-decker buses. But there’s a lot more to it than that. We also regulate taxis and the private hire trade, run the Congestion Charging scheme, manage the city’s 580km red route road network and operate every one of the Capital’s 6,200 traffic signals.

And we work to ensure a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists. We’re pioneers in integrated ticketing and in providing information to help people move around London. Oyster is the world’s most popular smartcard, and contactless payment is making travel even more convenient. Real-time travel information is provided by us and through third parties, who use our data to power their apps and other services.

Shaping London’s future

Every journey matters to us. Yours too. To help us implement the Mayor’s Transport Strategy between now and 2031, we’re looking for bright individuals, great communicators and creative thinkers to join our dedicated team of 30,000 employees. Join us on one of our graduate schemes or student placements and, as well as enjoying some exciting career opportunities, your work could make a real impact on the future of the Capital – and the lives of the people who live, work and visit here.

The right move for you

We offer schemes in many disciplines, covering everything from graduate opportunities and year-in-industry placements to summer placements. They are grouped into six areas: Built environment, Business, finance and communications, Engineering, Management and planning, Surveying, and Technology.

All our schemes involve working on projects where you have responsibility from the start. Whichever area of work you choose to apply for, you can expect support, training and development worthy of one of London’s largest employers. What’s more, we’ll encourage you with your professional studies, ensuring your career journey with us is as challenging, rewarding – and fulfilling – as possible.

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