Transport for London Pay Gap (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3294
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The biggest ethnicity pay gap within Transport for London is among graduates. Transport for London state this is because more people in years 2 and 3 of the graduate scheme are white. Why were more BAME candidates not recruited in the grad scheme for these years and what are Transport for London doing to reduce the pay gap in this area?

Answer

Transport for London Pay Gap (1)

Transport for London Pay Gap (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) graduate salaries are fixed by year, with no variation between graduates in the same year’s cohort.  The graduate schemes themselves vary in duration, with schemes lasting either two or three years in length.

To improve the diversity of applicants to the graduate scheme, TfL is reviewing their list of target universities, prioritising those with a high proportion of female and BAME engineering students.  TfL is also working alongside the Bright Network Partnership, to promote our graduate scheme to their diverse network of potential applicants. 

There is also an ongoing review of the assessment and selection process to ensure that no under-represented groups are discouraged from applying.