Former students give presentation on why they chose the Apprenticeship route
Students had the chance to hear all about the fantastic apprenticeships that TfL have to offer young people as well as enter a TfL Innovate Challenge competition.
Current TfL apprentices spoke about the schemes on offer to students once they leave college, such as apprenticeships in Transport Planning, IT, Engineering, Building Surveying and General Management.
Former Havering Sixth Form College students Leah Rawlins and Haris Seedat spoke about their roles as General Management apprentices and how varied their jobs are.
Haris said: “I didn’t want to go to uni just for the sake of it so I applied for the TfL Apprenticeship scheme and it’s a decision I don’t regret. It made more sense to me that instead of leaving university in three years’ time with a large debt and no work experience, I am earning money now and learning at the same time – and I will also have a degree in four years’ time.
“It’s not easy, you do have to be prepared to work hard, and you need good time management to study and work at the same time, but you get good support.”
Suhail Patel and Muhammad Patel both spoke about their roles as apprentices on the Engineering Crossrail scheme and Recruitment HR Consultant Anna Zaborska gave students information on how to apply to the different schemes.
In a separate presentation, TfL representatives dropped into Havering Sixth Form College to give a talk on the Innovate Challenge – which tasked students with designing, developing and proposing an innovation to London’s iconic transport network.
A team of students from Havering Sixth Form College entered the competition and although they didn’t get through to the final, they were highly commended for their ideas.
To apply for a TfL Apprenticeship, click on the following link: https://careers.tfl.gov.uk/
Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page