1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My apprenticeship involves 6-month placements in different areas of the company. My current role is in Technology Sponsorship as a 'Sponsor' which is essentially an internal client - I create the requirements for projects TfL is working on. Essentially, I tell project managers what I want done and they deliver it.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Project management, time management, communication and influence, presenting, operations management, and plethora of others.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The sheer diversity of placements and work carried out within individual placements makes my job very enjoyable and always full of new things to do. In some placements, however, some days can drag on as work dries up.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Fairly well-organised and structured with a clear path throughout the scheme.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Always support available for whatever issues/queries one might have.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
Fair bit of support.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
The theory learnt is always relevant to my roles.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
A lot of different staff social groups to join and plenty of events/activities going on from staff football to bake sales to yoga.
9a. Would you recommend Transport for London to a friend?
It's a great company to work for filled with great people.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Transport for London?
Understand the company's purpose and vision and challenges TfL faces and just be willing to learn.