Graduate Opportunity

Fire Engineering Graduate

Mechanical, Civil, Fire and Structural Engineering

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Job overview

Our Engineers focus on the assets that form the foundation of our transport system. As a Fire Engineer you will specialise in fire safety, functionality and compliance of London Transport System to help make London a great place to work, live and play. You will work to deliver large scale projects on one of the world's most iconic transport networks. There will also be opportunities to work in a wide range of disciplines and develop your career to match your strengths.

TfL Make the next move

London is one of the world’s most exciting and vibrant cities. We work hard to ensure millions of people can travel safely and reliably. With major investment in our transport system and the infrastructure that supports it, we’re doing everything we can to keep our city moving, working and growing.

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. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone's career is different, so every graduate's journey is unique.
Here's an idea of what yours could look like:

Placement 1 - Projects ~ 6 months

Understand the design of multi-disciplines including fire, mechanical, electrical, comms, system design and also the interfaces with fire.

Placement 2 - Construction environments ~ 6 months

Experience working on construction sites with construction teams to learn about construction emergency management, installation of fire related systems and other systems having interface with fire.

Placement 3 - Operations ~ 3 months

Understand the procedure of station operation and train driver's operation procedure, especially emergency procedure.

Placement 4 - Depots ~ 3 months

Understand the building environment and work activities for maintenance of trains, the fire risks by building features, work activities and fire safety systems provided.

Placement 5 - Rolling stock (Trains) ~ 3 months

Review the rolling stock specifications, understand the configurations of different types of rolling stocks, be aware of the fire risk of trains including fire requirements of compartmentation segregations, built-in fire safety system and fire performance of the materials inside trains.

You will have responsibility and exceptional freedom in building your own scheme beyond the core placements, selecting opportunities to learn and deliver work that suit your skills and aspirations.

What do we look for?

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future-proof for millions of Londoners. Our talented graduates form a vital part of that vision, so it's important that we find the best people to help us do this.

We're looking for people who:

  • Relish a challenge
  • Thrive in a team
  • Are motivated to add value.

As a member of the team, we'll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value from day one. If you are excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London and are up for a challenge and thrive under pressure, then this is the career path for you.

Entry requirements

Candidates must already hold or be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 BEng/BSc or MEng/MSc in Fire Engineering, Fire Safety Engineering, Structural Fire Engineering, Fire Risk Engineering or Fire Safety Management (or other similar fire related subjects) approved for CEng status by a body registered with the Engineering Council (e.g. IFE/IEI/CIBSE) or EU equivalent.

Where can this career take me?

Our Engineers have the opportunity to make a huge impact. A career with us can be very varied with opportunities across the whole of engineering for you to enjoy. In five years, you will have achieved incorporated or chartered status. This could open up opportunities to be a Senior Engineer responsible for delivering key engineering solutions. Some graduates have gone on to lead multidisciplinary teams of engineers delivering key projects, transforming how TfL operates and directly improving the experience of the travelling public.

What development and support will you get?

Whilst on the scheme, we'll support your technical development through a wide range of on-the-job practical experiences and placements. We'll also support your professional development through a combination of classroom-led training courses, online training courses, mentoring opportunities and structured networking opportunities with scheme alumni. You will receive one-to-one support throughout the programme from your scheme sponsor and your Line Manager. You'll also be connected to a 'buddy' who will be an alumnus from the scheme.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £27,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Fire
  • Mechanical
  • Structural

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