Graduate Electrical Engineer at Transport for London

How to become a Graduate Electrical Engineer

To get onto the TfL electrical engineering graduate scheme you’ll need a 2:2 classification or above degree in electrical, electronic or mechatronic engineering (or related degree). You’ll also need to be able to demonstrate your skills at every stage of the application process – from initial application form and situational strengths test to assessment centre.

Transport for London look for the following skills and qualities when hiring for their electrical engineering graduate scheme:

  • High standards of written and verbal communication
  • Showing good analytical, problem solving and inductive reasoning skills
  • Collaborating with colleagues, share information, knowledge and skills
  • Showing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Using your own initiative, seeking out new opportunities for learning, career progression and challenges
  • Working on site when necessary
  • Demonstrating a structured and methodical approach to tasks, identifying priorities and setting deadlines.

It will also boost your employability if you can show your passion and dedication for engineering if you take on work experience or an internship whilst studying and school or university. To look for opportunities like internships, use Plotr’s job finder tool.

If you choose not to do an engineering degree, TfL also have an apprenticeship scheme where they offer various engineering roles. Find out more here.

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