Graduate Engineer Programme - Go-Ahead Group

Salary: £25,000
Location: London
Start date: Sep-2018
Sectors: Consultancy, Engineering, 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:


Go-Ahead’s two-year graduate engineering programme develops people to become a key part of the engineering management function, and is IMechE accredited, suited to graduates aspiring to gain Incorporated or Chartered status. Our engineering graduates are fast-tracked through an introduction to maintenance workshops and practices, exposed to vehicle design and production, and gain knowledge of emerging technologies. This is all alongside developing the key competencies that should be expected of any great graduate scheme: finances, HR, health & safety, and communication.


Our engineering grads can expect to be exposed to:


• Workshop environments – think vehicle inspections, identifying defects, accident repairs etc

• MOT preparation and testing

• Responsibilities around Quality and Technical Engineering requirements

• Fleet maintenance

• Document and operational management


Key requirements


Go-Ahead are looking for Engineers with a hands-on, practical approach to complement their degree-level education. Applicants should have:


• Minimum of a 2:2 in mechanical or electrical / electronic engineering

• An interest in tinkering with engines and understanding how they work. If you’re the kind of person who likes to take things apart, see how they run and put them back together again, this role will suit you nicely!

• Experience using the Microsoft Office suite

• Full UK driving licence

• The unrestricted right to work in the UK on a permanent basis


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

• IMechE membership support

• Opportunity to achieve CEng status

• 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: 1

Start date: September 2018

Location: London, with flexibility to move around regional UK sites

Salary: £25,000pa


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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