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Careers at Transport for the North

Join #TeamTFN and you can be part of a success story in rebuilding and supporting sustainable economic growth. Become part of a winning team that transforms the North.

You will work with driven innovators, and have the opportunity to be the best version of you.


Award winners

At Transport for the North, we’re driven by our vision of a thriving North of England, where world class transport supports sustainable economic growth, excellent quality of life, and improved opportunities for all.

A career with us will see you join an award winning team, committed to delivering on the Levelling Up agenda and transforming the lives of people in the North.

Our Strategic Transport Plan won the prestigious Transport Planning Award at the 2020 CIHT Awards, and sets out a 30-year vision for investment in the region


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How to apply

You will be requested to apply by completing an application form. Typically, it takes approx. 20 minutes to complete, so please use the time to complete it as fully as possible, giving specific examples to show how your experience and skills meet the requirements in the person specification.

We will always advise candidates of the outcome of their application and candidates who most closely match our requirements will be invited to an interview.

If you have any concerns or comments about our recruitment and selection process, please see our Frequently asked questions or contact human resources by mailing

Apprentice and work experience

If you are looking for work experience please email a request and tell us about yourself, why you want work with us and the time period(s) you are looking to undertake the appointment.

We are open to work with students who want to write their dissertation in cooperation with us. There is no formal dissertation admission process but it would be helpful if you email a request and tell us about what your dissertation is on.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the ‘controller’ of the personal data which you provide to us as part of the recruitment and selection process (and in the duration of your employment for successful applicants) is Transport for the North.

We are collecting this data and will process it for the purpose of processing your application for employment and for successful applicants, for fulfilling our employer obligations. For successful applicants, we will share your information with the following organisations, for the following specified purposes:

  • Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs – for tax, national insurance and student loan repayment (if applicable) purposes
  • Greater Manchester Pension Fund – for the delivery of the employee pension scheme
  • UNISON – for employees who elect to join the trade union
  • Simply Health – for employees who elect to sign-up to private healthcare provision

There may be other circumstances in which we may share or use certain information about you with other organisations, including:

  • If we have a legal obligation to do so or if we are required or requested to do so by a competent authority such as the police or a court
  • If we need to use or disclose your information to obtain legal advice or in connection with legal proceedings
  • If we need to share your information to protect your vital interests if you are unable to give us consent or it is unreasonable for us to ask for your consent in the circumstances (e.g. if you are injured).

Information relating to unsuccessful applicants will be retained for 12 months and information relating to employees will be retained for a period of 6 years following the end of their employment for audit and referencing purposes. On the expiration of such period(s) we will safely delete your information.

Information provided to us will be processed on the basis of the performance of a contract with an organisation or individual. We do not require your consent to use such data for this purpose. However, as a data subject you have a number of rights under the GDPR, these include the right to access the information which we hold about you. In some cases, you may have a right to have your personal data rectified, erased or restricted, and to object to certain use of your data.

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