TfL looking for 180 apprentices

Transport for London (TfL) is looking to take on 180 new apprentices across engineering, cyber security, finance and many other areas.

The London transport authority has expanded its current apprenticeship programme to include six new schemes. Half of these new opportunities will be level-six apprenticeships, meaning that students will study for a degree qualification in areas such as civil engineering, quantity surveying and commercial property surveying, while earning and gaining real work experience at the same time.

Since 2009, the London transport authority, Crossrail, their suppliers and the London Transport Museum have employed more than 8,200 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.

Tricia Wright, human resources director at TfL, said: “With applications now open for our apprenticeship schemes, it’s a fantastic time to be joining TfL and helping keep London working and growing.”

“Apprenticeships are an excellent way for anyone, not just those leaving school, to start a career in an area that they may not have heard of or even considered before, whether that’s civil engineering, cyber security or business analysis.”

“Working at TfL means that you get to see the impact of your work every day across the city, so it’s important not to let preconceptions hold you back from trying something new.”

Arooba Noor (pictured), a first-year project Planning apprentice at TfL, said of the London transport authority: “I love working at TfL as an apprentice—it’s been a life-changing experience for me.”

“People are often put off because they think it’s an industry just for men or they believe being an apprentice means you’ll just be photocopying and making cups of tea. These are both myths—I don’t feel that my gender makes any difference and my role involves me improving the Tube so that it delivers the best possible experience for customers.”

For the sixth year in a row, TfL will be hosting an apprenticeship recruitment fair at City Hall on 7 March. Those attending the fair will be able to discover what the transport industry has to offer them, with a range of apprenticeship opportunities at TfL and its suppliers being advertised on the day.

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