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TfL announces 200 new graduate trainee roles

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it has created over 200 new graduate trainee roles for 2015 as it looks to invest in a new generation of transport professionals.

The new roles are across 21 disciplines and will see successful applicants work in engineering, project management, transport planning, commercial, information management, finance and marketing roles. 

All TfL graduate trainees also spend time in frontline roles across TfL's network to get a first-hand experience of providing Tube, bus, rail and other services to customers.

London's transport commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy, said: “London is the economic engine of the UK and our transport system is at the heart of it. With around 30 million journeys undertaken every day, what we do is central to supporting jobs and growth across the UK.  We hire the very best staff to deliver for our customers and users on this massive scale. As part of that, we are recruiting a record 200 graduate trainees with a whole range of backgrounds to start in September 2015. With real responsibility given to them from day one, they will ensure that London keeps working and growing to the benefit of the whole country.”

The announcement marks an increase of 70 new roles for 2015. In September 2014, TfL took on 130 new graduates.

TfL marketing graduate trainee, Shelley Hepburn, said: “I have been on the scheme for just over a year now and have had the opportunity to work on a number of different projects, including the consultation of Crossrail 2, the promotion of the Visitor Oyster card and the launch of contactless payments on the London transport network. 

“Moving across different departments has given me the chance to work on a diverse set of projects and see the business from a different angle. TfL's graduate scheme is great because you get to see your work helping millions of people across London every day. Anyone looking for a challenge and an opportunity to do work that changes London should definitely apply.”

Crossrail Ltd has also taken on 13 new graduate trainees this September. The trainees will be working on Europe's largest construction project which is scheduled to open in 2018. The graduate trainees will work alongside the project management team, contractors and designers delivering the Crossrail project.

Dawn Barker, head of human resources at Crossrail said: `Our programme gives graduates a fantastic start to their career and provides them with the opportunity to work alongside some of the UK's best and most experienced professionals in their field. Our graduate trainees won't just help with the delivery of Crossrail, we hope that their talent and skills will go on to benefit future infrastructure projects in London and around the country.`

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