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TfL on the lookout for 180 new apprentices

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Transport for London (TfL) is searching for 180 new apprentices to join the organisation in September, 2018.

In total, TfL, Crossrail, their suppliers and the London Transport Museum have employed more than 8,200 apprentices since 2009, going some way to meeting the government’s 2020 target for the creation of 30,000 new sector apprenticeships.

The latest cohort will be kickstarting a new career in areas such as engineering, cyber security and finance.

TfL said that it will be building on the success of its current programme, which has seen apprentices work on key Tube station modernisation works and the Northern line extension, while also expanding it to include six new schemes.

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TfL Apprentice Arooba Noor. Photo: Transport for London.
TfL Apprentice Arooba Noor. Photo: Transport for London.

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.

Human resources director Tricia Wright said: “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.”

First year general management apprentice Amber Richardson added: “I originally wanted to go to university and study for a degree, so wasn’t looking to do an apprenticeship. However, when I found out that TfL offered the opportunity for me to do the same degree, while being paid and getting hands-on experience, it seemed like the perfect choice.”

Anyone interested in applying for a TfL apprenticeship should visit: tfl.gov.uk/apprentices or attend its Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair at London’s City Hall on March 7. 

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