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Our graduate roles

Discover which graduate role is best for you

All our graduate roles are a blended experience of rotations, development workshops, webinars and more.

On your two-year scheme, you’ll make a positive impact, achieve a lot and learn a lot along the way – you’ll also have plenty of support from your mentor and manager.

Please apply early as we receive high numbers of applications for our graduate scheme. We may also close the application window early depending on the number of applications we receive.

Your day-to-day

As an Active Travel Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Planning, Development and Advisory Services directorate to support the planning and delivery of various active travel projects across our networks and routes. In doing so, you’ll enhance your knowledge of the Welsh active travel sector, and contribute to an improvement in the quality and pace of delivery of infrastructure. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations during the scheme. You could spend time with Active Travel Fund, stations project delivery, network planning or promotion and behaviour change teams.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in a relevant area, such as geography, planning or engineering. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re passionate about improving active travel services and want to make a genuine impact at TfW, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

Pontypridd

Your day-to-day

As a Bus Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Planning, Development and Advisory Services directorate to deliver a range of bus development, customer experience and bus transport projects. Alongside project teams and internal stakeholders, you’ll ensure they’re completed to time, cost and quality. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations during the scheme. You could spend time with the bus transformation, networks or decarbonisation teams.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in a relevant area, such as business, transport, engineering or science. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re ready to help transform the Welsh bus network, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

Pontypridd, with an option for hybrid working or an alternative TfW office base

Your day-to-day

As an Engineering Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Engineering directorate as you manage different elements of a project lifestyle. You’ll apply key engineering principles to real-life situations as you ensure schedules, finances, contracts, resources and more are delivered to time, cost and quality. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations during the scheme. You could spend time with the train operations, finance, infrastructure, hands-on maintenance or design and manufacturing teams.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.

You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in a mechanical or electrical engineering discipline. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re driven by results, highly organised, and want to positively shape the future of TfW – this is the role for you.

Location

Location

Canton Maintenance Depot

Your day-to-day

As a Finance Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Financial directorate. Working closely with the central finance teams and other internal stakeholders, you’ll contribute to a range of activities and projects that support TfW’s in-house finance provision. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, you’ll explore different areas within the team including consolidations, pensions, business partnering and internal audit. In addition, you’ll also spend time on secondment with a TfW partner.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in a relevant area, such as finance and accounting. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re fascinated by finance and want to make a genuine impact at TfW, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

Pontypridd

Your day-to-day

As a HR Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Customer and Culture directorate to enable leaders in TfW to create a safe and positive work environment, and play a key role in advocating and promoting, the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations during the scheme. You could spend time with the business partnering, shared services or employee relations, policies and development teams.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in a relevant area, such as HR management or business studies. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re passionate about human resources and want to make a genuine impact at TfW, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

Pontypridd/other TfW locations

Your day-to-day

As an Operations Management Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Chief Operations Officer’s directorate. You’ll work with key business areas to learn how the railway operation is run, and manage different elements of the project lifecycle including schedules, finances, resources and risks. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations during the scheme. You could spend time with drivers and conductors, as well as stations, safety and planning teams.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in any subject. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re fascinated by operations management and want to make a genuine impact at TfW, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

St Patrick’s House, Cardiff (with travel across the TfW Network)

Your day-to-day

As a Software Development Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the IT and Digital Services directorate to assist with the development of multi-lingual sites and microsites across multiple domains, and produce efficient software solutions that support an uninterrupted user experience. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations during the scheme. You could spend time with digital development, finance system development, AI development or application/business process improvement teams.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in a relevant area, such as software development or software engineering. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you have a talent for software development and want to make a genuine impact at TfW, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

Pontypridd

Your day-to-day

As a Sponsorship Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Commercial directorate. You’ll provide vital sponsorship support for TfW through business case reviews, project management and service delivery. Importantly, you’ll meet clients’ needs whilst minimising disruption to customers and communities. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations within the Commercial team to gain exposure to different areas.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a degree or apprenticeship degree in a relevant area, such as business studies, business management, operations management or engineering. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re keen to build a career in Commercial and want to make a genuine impact at TfW, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

Pontypridd

Your day-to-day

As a Transport Planning Graduate, you’ll work closely with teams within the Planning, Development and Advisory Services directorate. You’ll provide technical support and guidance on transport matters across a wide range of exciting projects. Professional and effective, you’ll offer policy advice shaped by documentation, appraisals and business cases. Not only will you gain key transferrable skills, but you’ll also take part in several rotations during the scheme. You could spend time with the consultancy, analytical team, active travel or bus teams.

Throughout this two-year course, you’ll work towards achieving a professional qualification. As part of your learning, you’ll take part in six practical development workshops and four webinar sessions. Plus, you’ll combine your academic and practical learning to deliver a personal project that contributes to TfW.


You’ll need

To apply, you’ll need a postgraduate (Masters) degree in a relevant subject such as transport and planning, urban transport or transport planning and engineering. Work or volunteering experience in a related field is desirable, as are Welsh language skills. If you’re passionate about transport planning and want to make a genuine impact at TfW, we’d love to hear from you.

Location

Location

Pontypridd or Wrexham

Application process

Application form

Please enter your personal details and answer some supporting questions.

Video interview

This is our opportunity to get to know you. In this online interview, we’ll discuss things in more detail and you’ll have a chance to ask us questions.

Virtual assessment

The video interview is a recorded interview where you’ll login to an online system, be presented with several questions and record your answers.