Highways & Traffic Apprenticeship

Highways & Traffic Apprenticeship 045024


 - HR


 - Infrastructure Technician
Position Type - Full Time



Thank you for your interest in applying for this TfL Apprenticeship Scheme. 


We’d like to remind you that you must ensure you are eligible for this scheme before applying. Please read through the eligibility criteria below carefully and ensure that you are eligible before applying. 


This application will also contain a series of questions to establish whether or not you are eligible. It is important that you take great care in reading and answering these questions as we will not be able to revert your application if an error is made. 


Please Note: We only allow one application for any of our Apprenticeship schemes per year. Any subsequent applications will be withdrawn. 


Highways & Traffic Level 3 Apprenticeship scheme


Level 3


Apprenticeship Framework/Standard: ST0091



42 months (36 months +6 months for EPA)





Salary:  £24,016


You will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow:    

·        Free travel on the TfL network for you and a nominee who lives in the same household 

·        Discounted national rail and Eurostar travel   

·        Minimum 29 days annual leave (pro rata dependent on role) plus public and bank holidays   

·        Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme    

·        Retail, health, leisure and travel offers & many more 


Entry requirements

·        A minimum of 2 GCSE’s Grade A* - C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language.*


·        You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or higher level in a related subject or have already studied content from the qualification for this scheme.


·        You must be 18 years of age by September 2024 to be eligible for this scheme.


·        *We are in the process of securing a training provider to deliver this scheme and academic entrance criteria is subject to change.


Please be advised that should you be successful in getting an offer for this apprenticeship scheme, your offer will be subject to a satisfactory medical which may include but is not limited to: drugs and alcohol screening, hearing test and eyesight tests including Ishihara Plates and Colour Assessment and Diagnosis tests to determine colour deficiency. 

Proposed start date 

9th September 2024 


Job overview

Transport for London (TfL) Engineers are always looking forward and delivering solutions for our transport infrastructure to meet the demands and requirements of our customers and to ensure that we’re ready for the 21st century and beyond. Our vision is to be the strong green heartbeat for London.

The Highways and Traffic apprenticeship is an exciting three-year developmental programme for people who want to be involved in the design and assurance of highway infrastructure, as well as providing professional technical advice for the day-to-day operation of our road network. Transport for London’s Road network carries high volumes of traffic of all modes including pedestrians, pedal cyclists, motor cyclists, micro mobility, buses, and coaches as well as heavy and light goods vehicles. We carry not just people but also goods, materials and provide essential transport links for emergency services.

Our engineers in Highways and Traffic focus on the development and implementation of engineering solutions to ensure that our diverse road users and different modes of travel are catered for and can continue to move about, forming the foundation of the above ground transport network infrastructure in a world class city.

As a Highways and Traffic Engineering apprentice, you’ll work with one of our teams or delivery partners in designing transport infrastructure which could include cycle lanes, improvements to active travel, transformational highways schemes, bus priority schemes, improvements to junctions to make them safe and accessible for our customers or assist in the ongoing renewal of existing assets to keep them fit for purpose. The challenges and requirements on each project are different which makes this an exciting and fulfilling job day to day.

You will develop valuable skills and gain a broad range of industry experience by taking the first step on a career path in engineering and the future of London’s roads.

What will I be doing?

You would be working in a team of experienced engineers and would assist in the preparation and production of plans, designs, and documentation on our projects to relevant codes of practice and industry standards, such as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM), the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), British and European Standards, statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as TfL’s streetscape and local guidance all in compliance with health, safety and wellbeing requirements.

You will also learn how to apply engineering principles and techniques, carry out calculations and data analysis, prepare and produce sketches, diagrams, and models, to support technical problem solving in the delivery of civil engineering designs and technical solutions.  You will use a range of tools and techniques, including digital techniques (such as AutoCAD, AutoTrack, Key Signs) to aid the visualisation, communication, and appraisal of our Highways & Traffic projects. 

You will have a variety of placements to ensure that you are ready to embed into the team after the apprenticeship as well as meeting the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for your End Point Assessment. The placements could include:

-        Traffic Engineering

-        Traffic Control Engineering

-        Highway Engineering

-        Civil Engineering (Structural/Geotechnical Engineering)

-        Digital Engineering – CAD software, KeySigns

-        One of our ‘Works for London’ contractors

-        Network Performance/Modelling

-        Project Management

-        Asset Operations

-        Sustainability and Environment

The length of each placement will vary between three and twelve months. As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value. You will have plenty of opportunity to develop - both on the job with the full support of our excellent engineers and through classroom-based learning. The challenges we will set will push you to achieve things that you are genuinely proud off.

What do we look for?

Everything we do as an organisation is to ensure that our evolving city remains future proofed for millions of Londoners. Our talented apprentices 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.

·        Are highly motivated.

·        Promote a safety conscious culture.

·        Demonstrate a positive approach to problem solving.

·        Display the TfL Values of being Open, Adaptable, and Caring  

If you are excited to inspire and influence the future of London, then this is the career path for you.

Where can this career take me?

Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into a Technician Engineer position in one of our Highways and Traffic disciplines. From here, you could have the opportunity to continue developing into one of our resident technical discipline experts and progress into senior engineer or leadership roles.

The qualification you will earn is recognised by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), and the Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

What training and support will you get?

You will be working towards a Level 3 qualification in Civil Engineering

Typically, you will be required to attend college for 1 day per week during term time. For the duration of the scheme, you’ll have a business sponsor that is responsible for the design and delivery of the apprenticeship scheme. They will help secure the right placements for you and support you in your professional development. You’ll also have a mentor that’ll support and guide you sharing their knowledge and expertise. Finally, you can expect to have a buddy, a previous apprentice from this scheme. Your buddy can answer any day-to-day questions you have and share their experiences with you. 


Assessment Process  

You will receive support and information around each assessment stage as you progress through your application. 

 Advanced Apprenticeship
 Published on 16-02-2024
 Deadline NA