Transport for London Reviews

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates and apprentices working at Transport for London to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

6
3/5
Date added: 02nd June 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Company: Opportunity to progress career, a wide range of capital projects to develop skills, friendly co-workers. Job: Fulfilling, varied activities, opportunity to work with varying disciplines. Company: Heavily politicised, bureaucratic bottle-necks, lost in the numbers. Job: Can be quite stressful, remuneration can be low at early levels, long hours.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Quantity Surveyor
Voted Useful by 28 People
8.3
4.2/5
Date added: 06th April 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Supportive environment where TfL encourage you to focus on your personal development and go outside your comfort zone. Interacting with others on the graduate scheme is helpful to get to learn about different areas of the business. Lots of variety for electrical engineers, particularly as new trains become more electronic in nature. IET accredited scheme with a mentor to support you working towards chartered engineer status. Three month placements in different areas of the business. Currently this includes rolling stock, stations, power, signalling and railway engineering simulator (modelling). Free Oyster pass for yourself and a nominee to use across the TfL network, which will include Crossrail in the near future once in service! This helps as you are required from time to time to travel across London to different sites.Lots of bureaucracy which is expected of a public sector organisation that is scrutinised. Helps keep us on track delivering world class service.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Electrical Engineer
Team:
London Underground
Voted Useful by 18 People
9.4
4.7/5
Date added: 31st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
We are treated extremely well by managers and peers alike. So much opportunity to move around the business, gain new experiences and undertake training.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Rail and LU Management Graduate
Team:
Rail and LU Management
Voted Useful by 14 People
10
5/5
Date added: 18th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Good work culture.Sometimes as a graduate moving placements, they can be a bit slow starting.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Project Manager
Team:
London Underground Crossrail Team
Voted Useful by 19 People
8.2
4.1/5
Date added: 15th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
There is a hugely diverse range of projects you can work on within the company. Also, the benefits are good such as free oyster card.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Voted Useful by 15 People
9
4.5/5
Date added: 15th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
MPDS devleopment with IMechE. Other graduates I can share knowledge with. Interesting and varied work.Some people can be difficult to deal with.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Team:
Rolling Stock
Voted Useful by 18 People
7.4
3.7/5
Date added: 08th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Interesting and relevant work Good work life balance Good perks Well organised graduate scheme
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Voted Useful by 17 People
8.7
4.4/5
Date added: 08th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The best thing is the amount of opportunities and support you are provided with. I have from the start, had opportunities to see different areas of the business and gain great experience which I can use to help me with my job currently and for the future. Furthermore, there are great opportunities to improve your skill base via training, online courses and workshops. In addition, there is a great working environment with supportive colleagues and I feel like a valued member of the organisation.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Surface Transport Management Graduate
Team:
Surface Transport
Voted Useful by 14 People
8
4/5
Date added: 08th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Being able to work for an organisation that you genuinely are proud of and can see impact the lives of Londoners every day.There is a lot of feedback that I get from my family and friends about TfL, which isn't always positive!
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career Sector: Arts & Media
Job Title::
CEM&C Graduate
Team:
Communications
Voted Useful by 20 People
8.4
4.2/5
Date added: 08th February 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The freedom to choose and organise the 3 month placements I go on throughout the scheme.Due to the sheer size of the company it can sometimes be quite slow getting things moving as it needs to go through so many people.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Graduate Trainee - Mechanical Engineer
Voted Useful by 19 People