Bus Management Graduate Programme - Go-Ahead Group

Salary: £25,000 + benefits
Location: Nationwide
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Consultancy, Management, Travel & Hospitality

About The Go-Ahead Group:
We are a leading provider of public transport in the UK bus and rail service sectors, delivering over one billion passenger journeys each year. Almost two million journeys per day take place on our bus network – as well as being London’s largest bus operator, we own eight regional UK bus companies. Currently a FTSE250 company employing 29,000 people across the country, we’re also expanding our international bus and rail portfolio. We are strong believers in local brands run by local management for local markets, and so are looking for motivated graduates who will grow and develop into our future operations managers and directors.


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About the role:
On our two-year bus management graduate programme you won’t be spending much time behind a desk! It’s important for you to experience all parts of our business, so you’ll learn about different areas of operations management by being immersed in a garage or depot and working directly with our drivers and team members. You’ll first learn to drive a bus, after all that’s what our business is all about.


The role is hands-on – we trust our employees so you’ll be given plenty of work to do, not just shadowing others. You’ll be involved in a number of projects and be personally responsible for making sure they are completed. It’s also incredibly varied – you can expect shift-work, and you may be in the driving seat of a bus one day and coordinating a project the next. You’ll be making big decisions that will immediately impact the people travelling on our network each day.


Your career is important to you and to us; we see you as the next generation of Go-Ahead leaders, so we offer mentoring and support to help you develop. Realistically, we expect you to become a senior manager within five years.


Key requirements:


• Minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject
• Full UK driving licence
• An interest in transport and the bus industry
• The right to work in the UK


What we are looking for:


• A positive attitude and the ability to inspire confidence in and motivate others
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills - clear, concise and engaging
• A customer focus, keen to deliver for Go-Ahead’s vast network of bus users
• The ability to work with team members at all levels and deal with members of the public
• Forward-thinking, innovative ideas to drive the business forward
• Resilience and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment
• Skills in problem-solving, analysis and dealing with ambiguous data
• Organisation, methodical thinking, and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
• A collaborative approach – keen to share knowledge and skills
• A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
• Determination to succeed and develop yourself personally and professionally


What Go-Ahead can offer you:


• A full induction to the Group and hosting operating company
• Membership to the Young Bus Managers’ Network: www.youngbusmanagers.org.uk
• Real responsibility – you’ll be managing teams, dealing with operational challenges and making significant decisions
• Full support from mentors and specialists to develop your operations management and leadership skills
• Opportunities to develop and excel – we spend £22million per year on training, so make the most of what is on offer
• Career progression – a senior manager role within five years
• Free travel on Go-Ahead services


Practical information:


Number of roles available: 13
Start date: September 2018
Location: Newcastle/Gateshead, Oxford, East Anglia, London, Poole/South Coast, Brighton/Hove and Dublin.
Salary: £25,000 per annum


How to apply:


Apply online by submitting your CV and answering two open-ended questions. We process applications on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as you can. We will close the application form once we have received enough applications.



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