Graduate Jobs with TRL (Transport Research Laboratory)

There are a range of TRL Graduate Jobs available at the Transport Research Laboratory’s Wokingham facility.

TRL was established in 1933 within the British Government as the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory and was subsequently privatised in 1996. Today, TRL has more than 1,000 clients across 145 countries, driving positive societal and economic benefit worldwide. Independent from government, industry and academia, TRL provides organisations with the evidence-base to enable future innovation in transport. Core areas of expertise include:

  • Transport safety
  • Vehicle engineering & simulation
  • Investigations & major incident forensics
  • Human factors & behavioural science
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Sustainability & climate change.

TRL operates in the following key business sectors:

Strategic & Local Roads: Road knowledge is at the core of TRL’s transport expertise. From its earliest days TRL has helped develop robust, safe transport infrastructure for public sector organisations such as Highways England. Today, governments globally and private sector companies demand TRL’s industry-leading experience to research proposals, develop and assess ground-breaking approaches and technology and deliver cost effective programmes that achieve their objectives.

Rail: TRL’s work for the Department for Transport (DfT) and other influential bodies spans many critical disciplines. These include asset management, passenger experience, safety management, rail crashworthiness, climate resilience and technology transfer.

Motorsport: Component and engineering testing and validation is at the core of TRL’s motorsport business. Working closely with motorsports governing bodies, TRL also helpss shape future regulation and aids new technology integration. It also offers expert consultation on vehicle and venue performance and safety optimisation and delivers forensic investigation into serious motorsport incidents.

Insurance: TRL works with insurers to provide guidance and insight into the rapidly changing transport landscape. TRL can help identify the implications for claims and develop effective solutions, drawing on extensive detailed technical expertise in automotive technology, accident causation and driver risk.

Government Policy and Standards: Government bodies need to be sure that solutions or regulations developed today are future proof, so they will be relevant and applicable in five years or a decade from now. TRL helps public bodies anticipate future transport needs, by applying road user demographics to model the needs of a growing and changing population.

Energy: TRL offers a unique combination of expertise in current and developing technology for ULEV and related infrastructure. It also has expertise in consumer and user behaviour, polices and regulations. TRL’s expert understanding of the current and future transport and energy landscape makes it a world-class source of advice on the optimum ULEV and refuelling infrastructure solutions.

Cities and Urban: TRL can also draw on its research and projects all over the world to deliver bespoke infrastructure, strategy and environmental advice and solutions to meet the current and future needs of the consumers, businesses who use them and the administrations and organisations that fund and maintain them.

Automotive: TRL helps vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and service providers address current and new demands with specialist consultancy, independent research and rigorous testing that deliver vital insights to support design, policy or investment decisions, and can develop smart mobility solutions with the potential to transform the traditional automotive landscape.

Roles Available with TRL (Transport Research Laboratory)

TRL Graduate Jobs are open for applications from those studying Engineering, Physical Science, Maths/Stats or Behavioural Science disciplines. However some TRL Graduate Jobs are also available for other applicants who can demonstrate a flair for applied research and can provide evidence of examplary communication skills.

For example, in October 2017, the following TRL Graduate Jobs were advertised:

  • Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Engineering Product Centre
  • Junior / Graduate Project Manager – Infrastructure
  • Graduate Researchers – Automotive

Education Requirements for TRL (Transport Research Laboratory)

For the TRL Graduate Jobs programme, candidates should be able to demonstrate a Degree or Post-Graduate degree in any of the following subjects:

  • Engineering
  • Physical Science
  • Maths or Statistics
  • Behavioural Sciences

For the 3 specific TRL Graduate Jobs advertised at the end of 2017, the following qualifications were required:

Graduate Mechanical Engineer – Engineering Product Centre

  • Mechanical Engineering or related degree at minimum 2:1 (Honours) level.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) drafting, modelling and simulation experience with Solid Works, Solid Edge, AutoCAD, Catia, etc.

Junior / Graduate Project Manager – Infrastructure

  • A degree in Civil Engineering or a Transport related discipline.
  • PRINCE 2 Foundation or equivalent qualification.

Graduate Researchers – Automotive

  • In addition to a relevant engineering degree, interested applicants must be able to demonstrate a real interest in emerging vehicle technology with the ability to conduct in-depth research and an adaptable style suited to high level management consultancy.
When can I apply for a Graduate Job at TRL (Transport Research Laboratory)

Applications for TRL Graduate Jobs close at the beginning of December, with assessment during January and February, each year. TRL Graduate Jobs start after the completion of academic studies later in the year, depending on the specific role for which you are applying.

Please refer to the TRL Graduate Jobs website for the latest details regarding application deadlines.

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