Transport for London partners with Pearson Business School to deliver 10 Degree Apprenticeships

Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL), the transport authority responsible for delivering London’s transport systems (including London Underground, London Buses, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, London Trams, London River Services, London Dial-a-Ride, Victoria Coach Station, Santander Cycles and the Emirates Air Line) have partnered with Pearson College London, to deliver 10 Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeships.

Degree Apprenticeships are a great way for companies to invest in people who are just starting out in their career, or are looking for a new challenge. Each person who successfully joins the programme will benefit from earning whilst they learn, as they’ll study for a BA (hons) Business Management degree 1 day each week within Pearson Business School, whilst working 4 days each week within TfL. The apprenticeship will commence in September 2017 and will run until September 2021.  At the end of the apprenticeship programme, apprentices will be able to show achievement of all Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours requirements as set out in the CMDA Standard through academic study and workplace activities. Each degree apprentice will develop their career by gaining experience working for TfL, as well as graduating with no student debt (their fees will be paid for through the apprenticeship levy); in addition, they’ll also receive an annual salary of £21,362 a year, will be entitled to 29 days annual leave and they’ll receive a free travel card too.

Based at TfL’s Palestra House in Southwark and 55 Broadway (St James’ Park), the Degree Apprentices will work Monday - Thursday; TfL will offer each apprentice at least seven, and potentially up to ten placements, that may include: designing high-level transport strategies and policies, planning investment in London’s transport network over multiple years, modelling the movement of TfL’s customers around the network, sponsoring projects and writing business cases, delivering customer service in an operational transport role, analysing data to improve efficiency and effectiveness of TfL’s assets, delivering projects that will increase TfL’s revenue, communicating with stakeholders, collecting, preparing and presenting data, written information and analyses to inform the development of policies, plans and projects. The TfL Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship expands on the range successful Degree Apprenticeships offered by Pearson Business School, including the L’Oreal Degree Apprenticeship, Rotational Degree Apprenticeship, BBC Degree Apprenticeship and the Pearson Degree Apprenticeship.

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We offer all full-time degree students guaranteed internships*, so they gain experience during their studies. Our degree apprentices also get to work within a company throughout their studies, so they gain valuable experience, learning on the job. We help our students to build their own professional networks; they’re taught by well-connected industry experts, and they get to make contacts at industry workshops led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations.  We work with industry giants from Unilever, L’Oreal, and Sony Pictures, to WPP, Lloyds of London and IBM. Alongside their academic studies, it’s the experiences like these that help our students to develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed, as well as inspire them, so they have the drive and ambition to get ahead.

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