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Transport for London Commissioner Peter Hendy
Peter Hendy
12 Ratings

    Well developed graduate training scheme

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Traffic Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Traffic Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Transport for London full-time (more than 5 years)


    Decent pay and conditions (final salary pension scheme, flexible working, Oyster card).
    Graduate scheme develops skills and supports trainees to gain qualifications.
    Opportunities to work on innovative and large projects.
    Friendly team.
    Secondments frequently available so can work in other directorates and gain new skills.
    Work in Central London.


    Beaucracy slows things down. It seems to exist for its own sake instead of being used as a tool to support engineers and effectively manage projects.
    Installation contractors aren't always well managed at a high level so problems escalate but are left to junior employees to deal with.
    Senior management rely more on atagonistic methods to "motivate" their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff are highly skilled and want to deliver the best projects and customer service to London's transport users. They are TfL's biggest assest so treat them as such. Cut out the unnecessary bureaucracy and antagonism. Create a collaborative working culture and give more junior employees a greater say in how the company is run.

    Neutral Outlook
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Transport for London Interviews

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Transport for London.

    Interview Details

    Four stage application process > application form > situational awareness questionnaire > telephone interview > assessment centre.
    At the assessment centre I had a competancy based interview and presentation on a transport topic. Asked about to demonstration examples where I applied equality & inclusion, team working, analysis/problem solving and other similar skills. Why I wanted to work for Transport for London.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation as salary in the advert and T&Cs are negotiated by trade unions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Transport for London Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2009

Additional Info

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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2000
Type Government
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Arriva, FirstGroup, Stagecoach

Transport for London is provided by Transport for London, a government agency that oversees the operations of the city's bus, subway (London Underground, better known as the Tube), light rail, and tram systems. The agency is working to bring back a storied feature of the city's transport system -- the double-decker Routemaster bus, which was phased out except on a couple of tourist routes. The agency, which was founded in 2000, also manages the city's network of main roads (including some 6,000 traffic lights), enforces taxi regulations, and promotes a range of walking and... More

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