Professional Development

Our people’s credentials and skills underpin our reputation and success, so we invest in training and associations that keep everyone at the forefront of their specialism.

Your development matters

TRL’s vision is to be a world leader in creating the future of transport and mobility, using evidence-based solutions and innovative thinking. Giving our people the best training and opportunities to increase their capability and expertise are vital to achieve this.

A structured career path

To underpin your professional development, we provide a well defined structure to support and manage your career at TRL. The Career Path Framework clearly describes our many roles and their requirements so you can easily compare roles across disciplines and see the skills needed.

Our annual performance review programme focuses on technical and professional competence. We maintain a forward looking development plan for all staff. Clear objectives mean that everyone understands their contribution to business strategy.

Professional and technical skills

We make a wide range of professional and technical skills training courses available, so TRL people stay up to date and at the cutting edge of their professional capability.  We encourage all our employees to explore formal and informal training options - we expect everyone to be hungry for knowledge and take the initiative to drive their careers. Our managers support every TRL employee to make it happen.

Externally accredited training

We have established accredited professional development schemes with IMechE, IET and ICE. We also support employees to achieve professional recognition in other fields, including Finance, Human Resources and Project Management. We are happy to support professional development by reimbursing professional membership fees, because we know the value of engaging with peer groups and specialist thinking through external links.

Visit our current vacancies page for a list of current opportunities. If we don’t have an opening that interests you please register your details for future job alerts through our careers portal or submit your CV right away.



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