Software Development Graduate Scheme 2021
At TfL, Every Journey Matters and every line (of code) matters. Our accelerated software development scheme enables you to become a full-stack .NET developer, gaining experience on London’s most familiar and innovative systems. You’ll be joining one of the city’s largest Agile technology departments, with a reputation for delivering high quality software using the latest platforms and tools. C#, Scrum, Azure Cloud, Web, Mobile, Back-End, Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration – TfL are doing it all right here, improving the lives of millions of Londoners every day.
As a graduate, this one-year development programme will consist of up to three placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We also understand that everyone’s career is different, so every graduate’s journey is unique. Here’s an idea of what yours could look like;
Placement 1 – Back-end Developer - 4 months
Design and implement a high-performance Microsoft C# component to process 24 million Oyster & Contactless transactions per day. Use pair programming, within a Scrum team, to learn how to deliver high quality, clean code with extensive automated tests.
Placement 2 – Online Developer – 4 months
Use Microsoft’s Azure cloud to deliver highly scalable software services which deliver data reliably and securely to our web and mobile applications. With guidance directly from Microsoft engineers, learn how to select the right technology from their ever-changing range of products. Find out how to test and optimise the performance of components before they’re released and then how to monitor the live systems for any issues.
Placement 3 – Mobile App Developer – 4 months
Write native Android & iOS applications which help customers navigate our network and manage their TfL accounts. Evaluate development tools and setup fully automated build, test and deployment pipelines using Microsoft’s Azure DevOps.
During the scheme, we encourage you to become a TfL STEM Ambassador and help with our schools outreach programme which delivers fun workshops to primary and secondary schools on topics such as coding & big data.
Your first placement will be fixed, and your following placements will be mutually agreed to ensure you gain experience with the widest possible range of technologies, tools and teams.
Everything we do as an organisation ensures that our evolving city remains futureproof for millions of Londoners. Our talented graduates 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;
- Are fascinated by new technologies and motivated to learn
- Have a minimum of 2:2 in a computing related degree, including Computer Science, Computing, Computer Games Programming, Software Engineering, Web Development, Web Technologies, or Digital Applications
- Enjoy sharing knowledge, both receiving & giving.
- Are intrigued by new problems and refinement of the solution
As a member of the team, we’ll give you responsibility and the opportunity to add value from day one. If you are excited by inspiring and influencing the future of London and are up for a challenge and thrive under pressure, then this is the career path for you.